This paper outlines the development of a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program for introduction into courses run by the Division of Environmental and Life Sciences (ELS) at Macquarie University. It explores the conceptual learning framework that underpins the approach, and supports such a learning environment. It reviews best practise models from across the world to initiate the development of a program with real stakeholder ownership and a structured curriculum framework that defines the expected learning outcomes for all students. The elements common to successful WIL programs are noted. Potential strategies addressing learning and managerial issues associated with WIL placements detail the way forward for the Division of ELS and possibly the wider university.
|Title of host publication||Celebrating teaching at Macquarie|
|Place of Publication||North Ryde, NSW|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|Event||Celebrating Teaching at Macquarie - Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 28 Nov 2002 → 29 Nov 2002
|Conference||Celebrating Teaching at Macquarie|
|City||Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia|
|Period||28/11/02 → 29/11/02|
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- learning objectives
- course assessment
- graduate skills
- learning framework
Gibson, E., Brodie, S., Sharpe, S., Wong, D. K. Y., Deane, E., & Fraser, S. (2002). Towards the development of a work integrated learning unit. In Celebrating teaching at Macquarie North Ryde, NSW: Macquarie University.