Call for Chapters: Applications of Work Integrated Learning Among Gen Z and Y Students


Dr Trevor Gerhardt, Freelance Academic, University of West London/Birkbeck, University of London/Pearson Business College/Kaplan Online Learning/UniCAF

Paulette Annon, London School of Economics

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: July 27, 2020
Full Chapters Due: October 25, 2020
Submission Date: March 17, 2021


It has become evident within Higher Education and within (or in partnership with) the workplace, that there is a growing demand for an integration of learning within the workplace. Formal and intentional models and processes utilizing experiential learning methods and pedagogy are often referred to as Work Integrated Learning. However, as editors we acknowledge that these is vast cross-conceptualisation evident within the field between concepts such as Work-Related Learning (WRL), Workplace Learning (WPL), Work-Based Learning (WBL), Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and Experiential Learning (EL). Furthermore, there are vast differences between different applications such as apprenticeships, higher degree apprenticeships (HDA), co-operative education (Coop), internships, placements, projects, sandwich courses, practicums and so on.

Therefore, there exists a need for an edited collection of original research in this area. We (the editors) feel a critical comparison of practice in the form of case studies from around the world with a specific focus on the impact of WIL on the future labour force of generation Z and Y will achieve this aim. Comparative case studies will bring practitioners from around the world into conversation with each other. Strauss and Howe define the Millennial Generation (Gen Y) as those born from 1982 to 2004 and the Homeland Generation (Gen Z) as those born from 2005 to present.

The book aims to have a minimum of 15 chapters with each chapter being around 10,000 words.


This book aims, through comparative case studies:
1. To critically engage with the educational and theoretical concepts related to ‘WIL’ and Gen Z and Y students as a work force including but not limited to the types of WIL, the VET sector and Higher Education, practice and publications from around the world, mode 2 knowledge, employability and career development, widening access to Higher Education, professional development and reflection;
2. To critical exploring the types of ‘WIL’ and the implications for Gen Z and Y students as comparative case studies including but not limited to WRL, WPL, WBL, Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeships (CMDA), Advanced Practice, Internships, HDAs, Placements, and Projects;
3. To critical analyse WIL and educational themes among Gen Z and Y students as case studies including but not limited to Citizenship, Widening Participation, Teaching and Learning, Continuing Professional Development and Corporate Social Responsibility;
4. To critically compare WIL Innovation among Gen Z and Y students as case studies including but not limited to WIL in entrepreneurship, WIL research and publications and WIL and national and worldwide organisations.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed primarily of academics within Higher Education; students engaged in WIL; lecturers in the VET sector; staff within teaching and learning, career development and Human Resources Management departments; and other practitioners related to the general field. Other audiences also include policy makers and politicians, employers of Gen Z and Y, and industry consultants. These stakeholders will gain insight, theory, and practical examples of 'WIL' from around the world, and the impact these have within the workplace as related to generation Y and Z.

Recommended Topics

Recommended topics in the form of a comparative case study include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Types of WIL (WBL, CMDAs, Advanced practice, Internships, HDAs, Placements, Projects etc.)
- The VET sector and Higher Education
- Practice and publications from around the world
- Mode 2 knowledge
- Employability and career development
- Widening access to Higher Education
- Professionalism
- Reflection
- Workplace understanding of Gen Z and Y related to WIL
- Citizenship
- Widening Participation
- Teaching and Learning
- WIL and Innovation
- WIL in entrepreneurship
- WIL, research and publications
- WIL and national and worldwide organisations

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 27, 2020, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by August 13, 2020 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by October 25, 2020, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2021.

Important Dates

July 27, 2020 Proposal submission deadline
August 13, 2020 Notification of Acceptance
Oct 25, 2020 Full chapter submission
Dec 9, 2020 Review Results Returned
Jan 20, 2021 Final Revisions Due
Feb 3, 2021 Final Acceptance/Rejection Notification
Feb 17, 2021 Final Chapter Submission


If you have any questions, please feel to email us at: Dr Trevor Gerhardt, Freelance Academic, UWL/UOL/KOL/PBC/UniCAF Paulette Annon, Undergraduate Academic Mentor, London School of Economics


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