Establishing an online community-of-practice model: Supporting students’ development of learner agency and professional identity during work placements

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Placements are crucial WIL components to prepare students for real work environments and develop their professional identity. Students are commonly placed individually, facing multiple challenges to optimal learning. This project examines how engagement in an online community of practice model supports students exercise their agency and develop professional identity during placements.
Short titleEstablishing an online community-of-practice model for WIL placements
Effective start/end date1/08/1931/07/20


  • Work-integrated learning
  • Professional identity
  • Learner agency
  • Placement