Professional Identities and Ethics: The Role of Work-Integrated Learning in Developing Agentic Professionals

Work-Integrated Learning in the 21st Century

ISBN: 978-1-78714-860-4, eISBN: 978-1-78714-859-8

ISSN: 1479-3679

Publication date: 29 August 2017

Abstract

This chapter aims to explore a movement of thinking away from simply aspiring to develop work-ready graduates, expanding this understanding to argue for the development of profession-ready graduates. The chapter begins with an exploration of the debates around the characteristics of being work-ready, and through a consideration of two professional elements: professional identity and critical moral agency, argues for a reframing of work-readiness towards professional-readiness. The chapter then considers the role of work-integrated learning (WIL) in being able to support the development of the profession-ready graduate.

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Zegwaard, K., Campbell, M. and Pretti, T. (2017), "Professional Identities and Ethics: The Role of Work-Integrated Learning in Developing Agentic Professionals", Work-Integrated Learning in the 21st Century (International Perspectives on Education and Society, Vol. 32), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 145-160. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-367920170000032009

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