Students in research placements as part of professional degrees: a systematic review

Zuchowski, Ines, Heyeres, Marion, and Tsey, Komla (2020) Students in research placements as part of professional degrees: a systematic review. Australian Social Work, 73 (1). pp. 48-63.

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The current emphasis of Governments is on research that shows engagement and impact. At the same time, there is a focus on Work Integrated Learning [WIL] in tertiary education, however, in an increasing neoliberal climate of resource constraints, it can be difficult to provide sufficient quality placement opportunities. Student research placements are an opportunity to support the engagement and impact agenda and fill the scarcity of placements. In order to explore the viability of, challenges of and insights about research placements a systematic literature review covering the years 2008-2017 was undertaken. Findings highlight beneficial learning outcomes for students but reporting in the identified studies scarcely considers the outcomes for organisations, supervisors and academics or the impact of the research. The discussion highlights the need to establish student research placements systematically and to report on the outcomes.

Item ID: 57891
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1447-0748
Keywords: research; engagement; impact; work-integrated learning [WIL]; placement; field education
Copyright Information: © 2019 Australian Association of Social Workers. The Accepted Manuscript version of this article will be available Open Access from ResearchOnline@JCU from 1 January 2021 under a Creative Commons Non Commercial No-Derivative Works license.
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Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2019 00:54
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440999 Social work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes @ 40%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies @ 40%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education @ 20%
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