Third-cycle students with a specialisation in work-integrated learning are members of the research team LINA, Learning in and for the New Workplace. Doctoral students study either Informatics with a specialisation in WIL or Education with a specialisation in WIL.
Informatics with a specialisation in Work-Integrated Learning
The academic discipline called Informatics is an interdisciplinary subject area based upon studies of the interplay between technology, information, and human beings. Informatics with a specialisation in WIL focuses on the use and development of IT in the workplace. It deals with studies of the way IT affects learning, knowledge and cooperation in the workplace. Researchers are especially interested in questions about learning in conjunction with change and interaction between co-workers, when information and communications systems are designed, introduced and put into use. Informatics with a specialisation in WIL is an interdisciplinary subject area with links to work organisational science, computer science, educational science, sociology, media and communication science, and cognitive science.
Education with a specialisation in Work-Integrated Learning
Educational science deals with learning, influences, teaching, education and socialisation from individual, relational, and structural perspectives. Education Studies with a specialisation in WIL deals foremost with pedagogical issues in the workplace. Learning processes, conditions, content and the consequences thereof are all part of this subject area. 'Work' is broadly defined and includes various forms of work, both paid and unpaid. Other aspects of the workplace, such as higher education and unemployment are also part of this subject area.