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Dr Karsten Zegwaard

Karsten Zegwaard

Director of Work-Integrated Learning Research

Qualifications: CHP, BSc, MSc(Tech) (Hons), PhD

About Karsten

I hold two positions at the university, firstly as Director of Work-Integrated Learning Research in the Work-Integrated Learning Central Unit, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, and secondly as academic lead on the work placement programme for the School of Science, Division of Health, Engineering, Computing, and Science (HECS).  My research passion is work-integrated learning (WIL), especially around skill acquisition, student learning and wellbeing, quality in WIL, programme/curriculum development, and developing emerging WIL researchers.

As Director of WIL Research, I work close with the WIL staff centrally and within the schools to enable research-informed best practice of WIL and empower WIL academic staff research activities.  As academic lead for the Science work placements, I oversee work placement programme development and the student learning through engagement with the work placements.

I am also the Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning (www.ijwil.org), co-editor of the International Handbook on Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education, Vice-President of New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education (NZACE), member of the Board of Directors of the World Association of Cooperative Education (WACE), and Vice-Chair (Oceania) of the WACE International Research Committee.  I was fortunate to be a recipient of several awards, including the CEIA Ralph W. Tyler Award for Outstanding and Distinguished Research (2013), WACE Donald McLaren Academic Award for Professional Achievement in Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education (2015), the CEIA James W. Wilson Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research in the Field of Cooperative Education and Internships (2019), and the Fellow of Work-Integrated Learning New Zealand (WILNZ) award (2020).

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

PhD

  • Siju (Joseph) Thomas (2019), Investigating the skill development of engineering students through work-integrated learning and project-based learning. Current.
  • Nelson Cyril (2015), An investigation of malaysian secondary school students mental models of acid-based chemistry. Completed.
  • Jared Carpendale (2016), Collaborative Core Design and Implementation for Electricity And Magnetism: Enhancing Practising Science Teachers’ PCK. Completed.

Masters in Education

  • Jared Carpendale (2013) Science education in a museum setting. Completed.

Research Interests

I hold a PhD in Science and subsequently progressed my research into work-integrated learning mostly in the context of science and engineering but also broader.  My research has primarily focused on student key competencies development whilst engaging in work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences, student awareness and development of professional ethics, and their development of a professional identity.  In addition to being the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, I also often facilitate workshops on best practice of WIL programmes and conducting research in WIL.

Recent Publications

  • Zegwaard, K. E., & Hoskyn, K. (Eds.) (2019). New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education 2019 Refereed Conference Proceedings. In 22nd New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education Conference (pp. 43 pages). Conference held at Te Papa Museum, Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education (NZACE).

  • Zegwaard, K. E. (2019). Cooperative education in the Asian region: Future development and direction. In Y. Tanaka, & K. E. Zegwaard (Eds.), Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education in Asia: History, Present and Future Issues (pp. 176-184). Routledge.

  • Tanaka, Y., & Zegwaard, K. E. (Eds.) (2019). Cooperative and work-integrated education in Asia: history, Present and future issues. Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.crcpress.com/

  • Zegwaard, K. E. (2019). Cooperative education in the Asian region: Future development and direction. In Y. Tanaka, & K. E. Zegwaard (Eds.), Cooperative and Work-Integrated Education in Asia: History, Present and Future Issues (pp. 176-184). Routledge.

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Keywords

Co-operative Education; Curriculum; Education; Education Research; Engineering; Experiential Learning; Key Competencies; Learning; Learning and Education; Learning Environment; Learning in Science and Technology; Lifelong Learning; Pedagogy; Science; Science Education; Social Science Research; Social Sciences and Education; Teacher Practice/Practicum; Teaching and Learning; Teaching Ethics and Professionalism; Tertiary Education; Work Experience-Based Learning

Work-integrated learning


Contact Details

Email: karsten.zegwaard@waikato.ac.nz
Room: E.G.16A and ORAN.1.02
Phone: +64 7 838 4892
Cellphone: +64 27 44 55 686