Current Award Recipient

Ralph W. Tyler Award


The Routledge International Handbook of Work-Integrated Learning (3rd Ed)

Judene Pretti, Director, CEE Strategic Enablement Team, University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Canada)

Karsten Zegwaard, Director of Work-Integrated Learning Research, The University of Waikato (Hamilton, New Zealand)


The Routledge International Handbook of Work-Integrated Learning (3rd Ed) is an essential publication for those involved with work-integrated learning and will serve as a seminal resource for the international cooperative education and work-integrated learning (WIL) community and a core and essential Handbook for all work-integrated learning (WIL) practitioners, educators, and researchers. This 3rd edition of The Routledge International Handbook of Work-Integrated Learning was constructed by work-integrated learning (WIL)  community members throughout the world who bring a multitude of perspectives to understanding and advancing work-integrated learning (WIL). 

Routledge publishes professional development books and textbooks across psychology, education, STEM, humanities, and social sciences. This third edition of the book, published in November 2023, contains 37 chapters and 644 pages written by 96 authors, all of whom are expert researchers and practitioners in work-integrated learning (WIL).  Each community of researchers and practitioners has a book that its members would refer to as an essential resource.  For the work-integrated learning (WIL) community, that book is the most recent edition of The Routledge International Handbook of Work-Integrated Learning.

Judene Pretti is the Director of the Strategic Enablement Team for Co-operative and Experiential Education at the University of Waterloo. With more than 25 years in the higher education sector, Judene leads a department that supports the operation of co-op and WIL programs including oversight for technology, project management, data, finance, and communications. She spent 10 years leading co-op and WIL research as the Director of the Work-Learn Institute. Her research has investigated the connection between WIL and the trends related to the future of work as well as well as exploring models of WIL using a systems lens. She has collaborated with national and global WIL researchers, producing numerous publications and presentations for national and international audiences. She is the 2023 recipient of the award for Outstanding Professional Contribution from the World Association for Co-operative and Work-Integrated Education, the 2020 recipient of the Dr. Graham Branton award for research excellence from CEWIL Canada, an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning and the President of CEWIL Canada.  

Karsten Zegwaard started his academic career at the University of Waikato, New Zealand 26 years ago, building his career up to become Associate Professor in work-integrated learning.  Karsten is currently the Director of Work-Integrated Learning Research, Vice-Chancellors Office, and academic lead for work-integrated learning in the School of Science, and was closely involved with the recent university-wide rollout of compulsory work-integrated learning for all undergraduate students.  Karsten was involved with the founding of the International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning (IJWIL) and has been Editor-in-Chief since 2010.  Karsten is the current President of Work-Integrated Learning NZ and an Executive Board Member of the WACE.  Karsten has published extensively on work-integrated learning and has long been involved in enabling research in the international work-integrated learning community, including being co-editor of the 2nd and 3rd edition of the Routledge International Handbook of Work-Integrated Learning.  Karsten has been the recipient of the WACE Donald McLaren Academic Award, the CEIA James W. Wilson Award, the CEIA Ralph W. Tyler Award, and the inaugural Fellow of Work-Integrated Learning NZ award.