WACE is the only international association dedicated to globally advancing all forms of work-integrated learning by:
- Showcasing best practices in Co-operative & Work-Integrated Education (CWIE)
- Facilitating global discussion & debate
- Fostering international networks & exchanges
- Promoting & supporting CWIE research. More information about WACE throughout our website
ISO @ University West was launched in 2012 under the leadership of Mr. Olof Blomqvist, WACE Executive Committee Member & President Emeritus at University West, with the purpose of creating a diverse network of European institutions, employers and research faculty committed to advancing WIL.
European WIL Institute is a 2.5 day interactive, discussion-based program designed and delivered by academic faculty and thought leaders from the U.K., Sweden, Germany, United States and Canada. Major program themes will include: principles of assessment & quality assurance; developing learning outcomes; collecting, measuring & reporting assessment data; identifying CWIE learning theory; and program & curriculum design.
The Institute will feature multiple country perspectives through faculty interactive presentations, models, case studies and relevant literature. Assessment & Quality Assurance will be examined from research, faculty and institutional perspectives. Models and case studies are planned to be presented from the U.K., United States, Canada, ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education), and the “Dual Study” (Duale Hochschule) concept of Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University’s Assessment and Quality Assurance Initiatives, Germany.
Prior to the Institute, participants will be asked to complete an Institute survey of goals & expectations. To enhance learning throughout the Institute, participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussion and debate through “Open Floor” time and individual faculty consultation appointments.