Registration open for Work Integrated Learning Among Gen Z and Y Conference

Supported by ESREA, Pearson College London will host an international book-launch conference on work integrated learning, taking place on 29 April 

Pearson College London, part of Pearson, a FTSE 100 and global education company, will host the international conference to celebrate the publication of a new book, which focuses on work integrated learning. The book is edited by Paulette Annon form the London School of Economics and Pearson College London Business School tutor Dr Trevor Gerhardt. 

The new publication, Applications of Work Integrated Learning Among Gen Z and Y Students, contains 13 chapters from practitioners from the US, Canada, UK, Italy, France, Cyprus, India and Australia. The anticipated publication will be complemented with the virtual conference on 29 April. 

Supported by the Working Life and Learning Network of the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA), the conference agenda comprises speakers who have authored chapters in the new publication, including the president of the World Association of Cooperative Education (WACE), Dr Nancy Johnston. It will be duplicated on 29 April from 0900-1200 (BST), and again at 1700-2000 (BST) to allow for participation from different time zones. Attendees can register their attendance free-of-charge on the conference website here

Dr Gerhardt, a convenor of the ESREA Working Life and Learning Network, explains: “The key objective of the book is to propose Work Integrated Learning as a pedagogy in its own right based on actual case studies of practice and so define the terms, concepts and practices from a global perspective and make the link to the application among Gen Y and Z students.”   

He adds, “The conference will bring together practitioners from around the world to share from their experiences what new challenges GenY and Z will face as learners within the new ever-changing workplace.” 

Pearson College London embodies the concept of work integrated learning, through design and delivery of its interactive degrees and teaching methods. The academic team has created their own approach to developing these skills in students and ensuring best practice in work integrated learning. 

The full conference agenda and registration information is available online here.