19th WACE World Conference 2015 - Kyoto, Japan

2015 WACE World Conference

The Conference was held  18 – 21 August, 2015, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan

Conference abstracts


Conference Proceedings Refereed Papers


Suniti Bandaranaike, James Cook University & John Willison The University of Adelaide ‘Understanding Emotional Work-Readiness in the Workplace

Kathryn McLachlan, Felicity Rawlings-Sanaei, Debbie Haski-Leventhal, Colina Mason &Rebecca Bilous Macquarie University ’Exploring WIL through a community development lens’

Gregory Reddan, Griffith University ‘Enhancing the employability of Exercise Science students’

Paul Scott, University of Newcastle ‘About the free in freelance: communication industries and work integrated learning at a regional Australian university’


David Drewery, Judene Pretti University of Waterloo & Antoine Pennaforte, CNAM, LISE-CNRS UMR ‘Conceptualizing the Quality of Cooperative Education Work Term Experiences: An Exploration from the Students Perspective’


Tenggang Xu & Beibei Zhang, Shanghai University of Engineering Science ‘The Co-operative Education Practicing in China’


Karin Reinhard & Anna Pogrzeba, DHBW Ravensburg & Rosemary Townsend, Cape Peninsula University of Technology & Carver Pop, Namibia University of Science and Technology ‘A Comparative Study of Cooperative Education and Work-Integrated Learning in Germany, South Africa, and Namibia’


Ratna Lubis, Telkom University-Indonesia ‘From Work-Integrated Learning to Student Ecopreneurial Start-Ups Activity: How far will students go?’

Ratna Lubis & Riema Afriani Kusumadewi, Telekom University-Indonesia ‘Ten Years Later: A Puzzling Picture of Work-Integrated Learning to Students Entrepreneurial Skills’


Tetsuro Onitsuka, Katsuhiko Nakanishi, & Megumi Fujiwara, Kyoto Sangyo University & Sohei Yamada, Kyoto Seika University’An Undergraduate Career-Restructuring Program, its Rationale and Educational Outcome’

Yasushi Tanaka, Kyoto Sangyo University ‘History, Present State, and Future Issues of CWIE in Japan’


Katharine Hoskyn, Auckland University of Technology & Karsten E. Zegwaard,University of Waikato ‘Trends in research methods and approaches in cooperative and work-integrated education research’


Roelien Brink, Martie Mearns, & Tanya du Plessis, University of Johannesburg Iimproved information management through a centralised work-integrated learning unit’

Maggie Chetty, Durban University of Technology & Allyson Lawless, Department of Higher Education and Training’What has been done and still needs to be done to Skill South Africans’

Hendrik Grobler, University of Johannesburg ‘Work Integrated Learning for South African Mine Surveyors, a seven year journey’

Karla Keating, Cape Peninsula University of Technology ‘Training industry mentors as a means to move toward global competency and work-integrated learning success’

Duduzile Mzindle, Durban University of Technology ‘Attitudes and Perceptions of students about work Integrated Learning (WIL) in the B. Ed Programme in Higher Education’

Susanne Taylor, Cookie Govender, & Katlego Modisagae, University of Johannesburg ‘walking the work integrated learning road others have walked before but avoiding the implementation potholes: A transdisciplinary approach’


Said Morad Babaheidari & Per Flensburg, University West ‘Towards a Framework for Reconceptualization of Work-integrated Learning: an ontological approach’


Hong-ming Ku & Saranya Thonglek, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi ‘Learning and Soft Skills Development in Chemical Engineering Practice School Students Using AIChE National Student Design Competition Problems’

Anucha Watanapa, Nopparat Piromsattayakul, Supakrit Janpa & Wisitsree Wiyarath, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi ‘The Efficiency improvement of Cleaning Process on Passenger Trainby Using Lean Management Technique: A Case Study of Chiang-Mai – Bangkok Route’

Wisitsree Wiyaratn, Papapit Hirunsirisawat, Anucha Watanapa, Siwaporn Pormlek & Pilaiwand Dutsadee, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi ‘Work Integrated Learning: Improving shipping channels from packing section (Carton pack ) to the Warehouse in ABC company Thailand using Arena Program’


Gayle Elliott, Noriko Fujioka-Ito & Eckard Rademann, University of Cincinnati ‘Developing Global Engineers through International Cooperative Education: A University of Cincinnati Model’

Francine White, LaGuardia Community College ‘Inside and Out Teaching the Recently Incarcerated How to Get to Work’