WAL Research

WAL Research

The Global Centre for Work-Applied Learning (GCWAL) undertakes collaborative research with institutions of higher learning, organisations, and expert individuals in the areas related to Work-Applied Learning (WAL), and Work-Based Learning (WBL) using Action Research, Case Study and Reflective Practice. GCWAL has a long celebrated history that spans nearly two and three decades through its thought leaders conducting research in methods and processes that support WAL and WBL as shown in the table below:

Method/Process Thought Leader

·   Work-Applied Learning

·   Action Research and Action Learning

·   Work-Based Learning

Emeritus Professor Selva Abraham

(Chairman of GCWAL)

·   Reflective Practice

·   Work-Based Learning

Emeritus Professor Jonathan Garnett
·   Case Research Emeritus Professor Chad Perry

GCWAL has specific Work-Applied research goals which are:

  • to undertake independent research that works with organisations and communities to build continuing positive change and increased managerial effectiveness using Work-Applied Learning (WAL).
  • to contribute to knowledge and improved practice of WAL including WBL and disseminating this pioneering knowledge globally.
  • to bring together practitioners, scholars and organisations committed to WAL and related areas both in Australia and around the world;
  • to engage in WAL research projects including: publications, conferences and seminars among other research activities; and
  • support WAL Consultancy in change management, innovation, continuous improvement and WAL Professional Development programs, also leading to research projects.

WAL Research has been validated through practical applications across varying industries and supported by specialists as follows:


Specialist Qualification Industry/specialty
Dr Juhani Tuovinen PhD Education

Cognitive Load Theory

Dr Barry Ritchie PhD, FTSE, FIEAust Higher Education

Quality and Continuous Improvement


GCWAL’s publications specialise in WAL, WBL & other Work-Based Reflective Practices.

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GCWAL hosts conferences and congresses on WAL within Australia and internationally.

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GCWAL is interested in research suggestions and submissions focused on WBL, WAL, AR and AL.

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