Experiential Learning Advisor – La Trobe University

  • Make a difference to the experiential learning outcomes of our students in this rewarding role
  • Based in Bundoora and will be required to work from other campuses as requested.
  • Part-time Fixed-term 40% 2 days per week until 11th of March 2019, $91,330 $104,909 pro rata + 9.5% superannuation

This opportunity will enable you to be a partnership manager, responsible for assisting with the continued development and implementation of student work integrated learning activities within the College.

Sourcing and overseeing the day to day administrative functions of the Work Integrated Learning program placements you will provide strategic input to ensure the program delivers great student outcomes including employability.

You will have demonstrated experience/understanding and commitment to inter-professional learning and development, success in the development of partnerships, capacity to develop effective procedures, strategies and possess an ability to review and monitor performance against plans.

For more information please visit www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs

Job Vacancies: Two Educational Designer positions

Job Vacancies: Two Educational Designer positions

A unique opportunity has become available within the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (ALT) team at USQ for two Educational Designers to work collaboratively with academics in the provision of hands on support to design and develop courses that provide stimulating, engaging and effective learning experiences for students.

In carrying out this role, you will:

  • Provide in-depth advice, training and support to USQ academics within the designated discipline areas to enhance educational effectiveness of their teaching and learning designs and teaching approaches;
  • Work collegially and constructively with the Advancement of Learning and Teaching teams;
    Maintain up-to-date working knowledge and expertise in relation to educational technologies and contemporary learning theories, models and practices and provide advice and contribution as required; and
  • Participate in an EDD culture of research and evidence based practice, contributing scholarly work in the field of educational design and using this scholarship to inform and innovate EDD practices.

You will find full details of the available positions on the USQ jobs website hereThe deadline for applications is 7 March

Award for enhancing fieldwork education

Award for enhancing fieldwork education

Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student learning:

For leadership of fieldwork education in the Health Sciences, fostering innovation and enhancing the quality of students’ fieldwork learning experiences.

Brooke Sanderson received recognition for excellence in teaching by receiving a Curtin University Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award.  The Provost, John Cordery announced the 2017 Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Awards recipients at an official Awards Ceremony on Friday 10thNovember. This award recognises that, through Brooke’s leadership, the student learning experience during fieldwork at Curtin has been enhanced.

A little about Brooke’s work, in her own words

Over my time at Curtin University, I have had the opportunity to contribute to the quality of fieldwork education in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Through my work, I aim to guide, coach and empower Faculty staff and industry partners, striving to always work collaboratively to enhance quality and promote innovation in fieldwork, thereby enhancing the University’s capacity to deliver high-quality fieldwork placements. I’ve had the opportunity to learn from and make a contribution that has expended beyond my discipline of speech pathology, to all Faculty of Health Sciences disciplines.

The role requires innovation and strategic thinking, and is a constant juggling act in an attempt to balance the goals and priorities of our two primary stakeholders – the students and industry partners.

Within speech pathology, as clinical coordinator, I provide support, guidance and mentoring to Curtin employed sessional academic staff and a large number of external speech pathologists in industry, who take on clinical education roles.  My support and mentoring of these staff is critical to ensuring that best practice in clinical education (teaching) is enacted across all clinical placements. My work thereby assures and enhances Curtin’s capacity to deliver high-quality clinical placements.

I conceptualise teaching excellence in the role of clinical coordinator as effective teaching that enhances student learning during fieldwork, in addition to innovation in the management of the clinical placement program, to maintain a sustainable and cost effective fieldwork curriculum.  The role requires innovation and strategic thinking, and is a constant juggling act in an attempt to balance the goals and priorities of our two primary stakeholders – the students and industry partners.

Professionally, I strive to make an ongoing contribution to the speech pathology profession and the wider community, most recently through my role as a Board Director of Speech Pathology Australia I am a national University accreditor for Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) and am a member of the School Board at an independent public school for children with Specific Language Impairment.

I am committed to continuously developing my skills and extending the knowledge base in the area of fieldwork education. I led a Curtin Teaching Excellence Development Fund teaching grant in 2016, exploring student resilience for fieldwork and have been a co-investigator on three additional teaching grants, 14 conference presentations and four publications.

It was a privilege to have my teaching excellence recognised through this Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

 

Nation-wide volunteering opportunity

Nation-wide volunteering opportunity

A WIL@Deakin member has shared this nation-wide placement/volunteering opportunity.

The Street by Street Project helps people turn streets into communities and fosters a national network of neighbour groups. We make it easy for people to get to know those who live near them and to feel more connected, safer and more supported as a result.

We wish to forge a relationship with you to offer the following opportunities for self motivated students:

  1. Voluntary Community Work Experience as a Community Connector
  2. Placement for students from disciplines such as Social Work, Marketing, Health Promotion, Community Work, Youth Work, etc.

Volunteer Opportunity – Community Connector

The Street by Street Project helps people turn streets into communities and fosters a national network of neighbour groups. We make it easy for people to get to know those who live near them and to feel more connected, safer and more supported as a result.

Community Connectors are the leaders / organizers who bring their neighbours together to provide the opportunity for a neighbour group to form. Once formed, they keep the group going in a positive way, creating opportunities for real life neighbourly relationships to form. Students can also undertake promotional tasks.

Students will be guided and stepped through the process and will gain:

  1. Community development experience
  2. Leadership experience
  3. Project management / event experience
  4. Promotion experience
  5. The chance to contribute to bringing back the norm of community life.

See www.streetbystreet.org.au and www.facebook.com/streetbystreet for more information.

To apply email Irene Opper, National Manager, at Irene@streetbystreet.org.au and include why you are interested and any organizing experience you have had or call 0413 706 233 to discuss the role.

Placement opportunity for students from disciplines such as Social Work, Marketing, Health Promotion, Community Work, Youth Work, etc.

Placement purpose: To contribute to the revitalisation of the norm of community life throughout Australia through growing the Street by Street Project. Why? Community connection improves our quality of life. (For Marketing students: To promote and increase the take up of the Street by Street Project)

Main tasks:

  1. Start at least 2 neighbour groups and reflect on commonalities and differences.
  2. Implement a range of promotional strategies to find people who will start a neighbour group in their area (social media, media, other).
  3. Conduct internet research and contact people for purposes such as inviting existing neighbour groups to join the Street by Street network, arranging talks and workshops.
  4. Contribute to improvements in the project website, administrative processes and resources.

Students would gain:

  1. Community development experience
  2. Project management / event management experience
  3. Promotion experience
  4. Internet research and administration experience
  5. The satisfaction of making a difference in at least 2 neighbourhoods
  6. The satisfaction of growing a national project and contributing to enhanced community life in Australia
  7. Mentoring by the National Manager, who has extensive community development and project management experience and a Masters of Social Welfare Administration and Planning from the University of Queensland.

See www.streetbystreet.org.au for more information.

To be successful in this placement a student must:

  1. Have an interest in community building
  2. Be a self starter
  3. Be organised

Supervisors

Irene Opper National Manager – Melbourne based, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology major) (Monash University), Masters of Social Welfare Administration and Planning (University of Queesland)

Maureen Maher WA Coordinator – Perth based, Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion) (Curtin University), Grad. Cert. Social Impact (Uni of Western Australia)

Both are experienced at supervising students on placements and making it a practical skills building learning experience.

NOTE: This is an unfunded project with a voluntary project team in 5 States/Territories. The team all work remotely. You will need to be self motivated to work independently, at times that suit you. Orientation and supervision can be done face to face for students in Melbourne and Perth. The Manager or WA Coordinator will be available for additional support by video calls, phone and email.