The following applications were successful in obtaining a grant of $10,000 under the ACEN Research Grant program.
Measuring, impact and evidence: Playing and building WIL in the Sandpit (name was subsequently changed)
Team led by Friederika Kaider with Dr Rachael Hains-Wesson.
The project will tease out some of the different ways in which WIL authenticity is used and often confused between simulations, real experience, case studies and problem based learning. The project will investigate ‘the student voice’ and present a quantitative data analysis from pre- and post-Course Enhancement Process (CEP) that occurs at Deakin University.
Work Integrated Learning in Social Work and Human Services – An assessment of financial stress
Team led by Professor Greg Marston, Queensland University of Technology
This project seeks to understand and analyse the financial impact on social work and human services students resulting from their participation in work placements and to recommend strategies for alleviating this stress. The project will explore student perceptions of how financial stress impacts on how well they engage with the potentially rich learning opportunity provided through placements.