Dr Karsten Zegwaard
Director of Work-Integrated Learning Research
Qualifications: CHP, BSc, MSc(Tech) (Hons), PhD
I hold two positions at the university: Director of Work-Integrated Learning Research in the Work-Integrated Learning Central Unit, Office of the Vice-Chancellor; and academic lead for 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, research informed good practice, 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).
- Yvonne Wood, Investigating the influence of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) on Hospitality Graduate Outcomes.
- Siju (Joseph) Thomas, Investigating the skill development of engineering students through work-integrated learning and project-based learning.
- Nelson Cyril (completed 2015), An investigation of Malaysian secondary school students mental models of acid-based chemistry.
- Jared Carpendale (completed 2018), Collaborative Core Design and Implementation for Electricity And Magnetism: Enhancing Practising Science Teachers’ PCK.
Masters in Education
- Jared Carpendale (completed 2013) Science education in a museum setting. Completed.
I hold a PhD in Science and undertake my research work-integrated learning, originally in the context of science and engineering and now across all disciplines. 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, I am Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning and often facilitate workshops on best practice of WIL programmes and conducting research in WIL.
Zegwaard, K. (2021). Current research needs in WIL and current activities. In WACE World Conference 2021: Navigating New WIL Horizons. Conference held as a virtual global conference.
Zegwaard, K. (2021). Interview with Jim Stellar, ExperiencED. In Podcast, Center for Neuroscience and Experiential Education. Retrieved from https://experienced.simplecast.com/
Walker-Martin, F., Allen, D., Bacigalupo, M., Casey, D., Parry, J., & Zegwaard, K. (2021). New skills for a new world [Panel Discussion]. In ASET Annual Conference. Conference held in Sheffield, United Kingdom [Virtual via ZOOM].
Wood, Y., Zegwaard, K., & Fox-Turnbull, W. (2021). Guidance from existing remote (virtual) and simulated work-integrated learning practices. In WACE World Conference 2021: Navigating New WIL Horizons. Conference held as a virtual global conference.
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
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