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Assessing the Perception towardsWork Integrated Learning (WIL) activities: An evidence from Thailand

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Abstract


  • Due to the highlighted significance of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL), activities related WIL become essential in improving the work-ready skills or employability for students. Despite, its productivity outcomes amongst universities, employers, and students, it is somewhat a challenge to completely implement. Therefore it is vital to understand the challenge impacting WIL implementation. The main objectives of this study are to better understand and to investigate two major actors (teachers and students) perceptions toward WIL activities. Although WIL is emphasized as an educational trend in leading education countries such as USA, UK, and Australia, some countries especially those in developing countries may not implement WIL the same way. Thus, this present study emphasizes on hotel and hospitality courses in Thailand as a case study. The total of ten teachers and twenty students in hotel and hospitality courses was interview using semi-structured questions for approximately 45 minutes. The results present the positive perceptions of WIL activities implemented in hotel and hospitality programs among respondents. In addition, positive perceptions towards WIL activities in enhancing work-ready skill development are presented. Apart from the positive perceptions from all teachers towards WIL activities, it is essential to implement WIL activities in the study programs. Furthermore, the teachers need to emphasize the importance of each WIL activity related to employability skill in order to get students attention and enhance

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Kattiyapornpong, U. & Chuntamara, C. (2019). Assessing the Perception towardsWork Integrated Learning (WIL) activities: An evidence from Thailand. Book of Abstracts Proceedings: TASS International Conference on Research Approaches in Social Science, Business E-Commerce and Entrepreneurship (SBEE) (pp. 2-2). Taipei, Taiwan: Taiwan Academy of Social Sciences.

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Place Of Publication


  • Taipei, Taiwan

Abstract


  • Due to the highlighted significance of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL), activities related WIL become essential in improving the work-ready skills or employability for students. Despite, its productivity outcomes amongst universities, employers, and students, it is somewhat a challenge to completely implement. Therefore it is vital to understand the challenge impacting WIL implementation. The main objectives of this study are to better understand and to investigate two major actors (teachers and students) perceptions toward WIL activities. Although WIL is emphasized as an educational trend in leading education countries such as USA, UK, and Australia, some countries especially those in developing countries may not implement WIL the same way. Thus, this present study emphasizes on hotel and hospitality courses in Thailand as a case study. The total of ten teachers and twenty students in hotel and hospitality courses was interview using semi-structured questions for approximately 45 minutes. The results present the positive perceptions of WIL activities implemented in hotel and hospitality programs among respondents. In addition, positive perceptions towards WIL activities in enhancing work-ready skill development are presented. Apart from the positive perceptions from all teachers towards WIL activities, it is essential to implement WIL activities in the study programs. Furthermore, the teachers need to emphasize the importance of each WIL activity related to employability skill in order to get students attention and enhance

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Kattiyapornpong, U. & Chuntamara, C. (2019). Assessing the Perception towardsWork Integrated Learning (WIL) activities: An evidence from Thailand. Book of Abstracts Proceedings: TASS International Conference on Research Approaches in Social Science, Business E-Commerce and Entrepreneurship (SBEE) (pp. 2-2). Taipei, Taiwan: Taiwan Academy of Social Sciences.

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  • 2

End Page


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Taipei, Taiwan