Global Unconference on Work-Integrated Learning: Call out for papers

Global Unconference on Work-Integrated Learning: Call out for papers

UVAC is getting involved with, and participating in, the International Work Integrated Learning Unconference organised by Pearson College, London. It is a year-long programme starting on the Friday 1st July 2022, continuing until Saturday 31st July 2023, with a one-day conference scheduled on Wednesday 27th July 2022. The unconference theme will be ‘New Problems, New Solutions’ within the field of work integrated learning. Following the conference on 27th July, the organisers hope to facilitate collaborative partnerships and networks working on some solutions. A day event reporting back on these will take place in July 2023. Booking is open now.

We are also really pleased to announce that there will be a SPECIAL ISSUE of our official journal, Higher Education Skills and Work-based Learning based on the Unconference themes and titled “New problems, new solutions: role of HESWBL in global challenges”.

HESWBL is making a call out for papers HERE.

This is a very exciting opportunity to contribute to the global debate on work-based, work-integrated and learning-based work. This will be the first special issue which is generated through a year-long, global unconference format. Unconferences are invariably “non-hierarchical, participant driven, self-managed meeting formats. Our ambition is that ideas are generated, developed, and showcased through the year-long unconference, which are then refined and revised through HESWBL’s standard double blind peer-review processes and published in its Special Issue.

The unconference, and submissions accepted into the Special Issue, will draw together practitioners, educators, researchers and learners across the globe to offer diverse perspectives. Specific topics will emerge from the dialogue at the year-long event, but will highlight the role of WIL to address grand challenges. This Special Issue will reflect new and important WIL research and practice to provide a holistic and inclusive perspective of WIL from around the world.