In many parts of the world, including Canada, there are calls for an increase in the number of work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities for post-secondary students. As attention is paid to increasing the quantity of WIL programs, it is critically important to ensure that attention is also paid to the quality of WIL experiences for key stakeholders. This paper provides an overview of the quality landscape in higher education and work-integrated learning and presents a work-integrated learning quality framework: AAA★. This work will enable those responsible for WIL programs to identify potential gaps in providing quality WIL as well as providing a list of potential outcomes and measures that can be used to evaluate WIL programs.
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