• Cabangile N. Ngwane Faculty of Arts and Design, Durban University of Technology
Keywords: Supervision, Mentoring, Employability and Work Integrated Learning


: The study investigates ethical supervision and mentoring during work-integrated learning (WIL) placement as WIL has emerged as a new venture in higher education. Work-integrated learning has emerged as a higher education endeavour that has created a new role for senior leadership and management.  The study aims to investigate the ethical supervision and mentoring of students during the work-integrated learning programme in order to contribute to the effectiveness of the programme and improve student employability.  More work has been done on work-integrated learning however, little has been done on the ethical supervision and mentoring of students during WIL.  The study contributes to the debate of WIL implementation.  The study revealed that there is a lack of adequate training for supervisors, which sometimes results in students running errands.  The positivist research paradigm underpinning the study led to the use of a survey research design and questionnaires.  During the research process, research ethical rules had been adhered to in order to ensure reliability of findings.  A socio-cultural theory has been employed.


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