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The WIL Leadership Framework

The WIL Leadership Framework Vignettes

Aiming high in teacher education placements
Justine Lawson, Central Queensland University


Rather than return to fostering individual relationships – and contacting individuals to this point had been done repeatedly - the decision was made to work with a regional director of the largest employer group of schools in the area – Education Queensland (EQ). Their interest in supporting the university related to their need for graduate teachers to work in EQ regional and remote schools. More...

CQuniversity Multimedia Studies and Community Volunteers
Dr Ashley M Holmes, Central Queensland University


In 2013 a team of three students produced a 3 minute promotional video and an iPad app promoting the Hay Point Foreshore Revegetation Project which is a project of Community Volunteers CQ (Mackay) office and corporate sponsors BMA. More...

Work Integrated Learning in the Faculty of Arts
Susanna Chamberlain, Griffith University


The curriculum needed to incorporate practices and approaches that were not always familiar to students being trained in research into such disciplines as history and literary studies. While there was initial student resistance, this has diminished, and more students have realised that the suite enables them "to make a difference". More...

Service Learning at Griffith University
Carol-joy Patrick, Griffith University


There is a growing interest in service learning, or community engaged learning in Australian universities. Griffith University offers a service learning elective course available to all undergraduate students, meaning that all students are able to engage in a WIL activity if they choose. More...

Journalism's changing dynamics
Dr Asha Chand, University of Western Sydney


In this collaborative project, the Blacktown library staff working on the oral histories project identified half a dozen senior citizens from the local area who were willing to share their stories. The journalism students then met with these senior citizens to record their stories (for video and print journalism). More...

WIL: Delivering engaged curriculum and graduate employability at UWS
Prof Elizabeth Deane, University of Western Sydney


The quality and relevance of University education and the employability of graduates is an issue of both national and international importance. Government and community expectations of post-graduation success are evident in initiatives such as national Graduate Destination Surveys, My University web sites and in surveys of graduate starting salaries and areas of employment relevant to degree. More...

Integrating industry experience throughout a construction management program
Mary Hardie, University of Western Sydney


The construction management undergraduate program at UWS is one of the largest in Australia with approximately 1000 students. The construction industry puts great value on a work history of practical site-based experience. UWS students come from very diverse backgrounds and some have already worked in industry before they commenced their study. More...

Engaging the Refugee Community of Greater Western Sydney
Loshini Naidoo, University of Western Sydney


The Refugee Action Support program shows that targeted learning and teaching strategies may be particularly beneficial educationally for refugees, schools and universities and have the potential to help meet both the academic and broader developmental goals of education. More...

Working with industry partners to avert future school tragedies
Jim O'Kelly, University of Western Sydney


A tragic incident occurred in a state High School, where a 16 year old boy with a nut allergy died. He went into anaphylactic shock after he ate a biscuit baked by other students in a cooking class. This triggered changes in how schools deal with students who have dangerous allergies. More...

Professional learning and leadership through WIL partnerships
Anne Power, University of Western Sydney


In a partnership between Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) and the University of Western Sydney, pre-service teachers develop understandings of the learning difficulties of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as they can reasonably expect to encounter students on the spectrum in their classrooms as they enter the teaching profession. More...

Motivating students to excel through WIL in their final year of undergraduate study
Rosemary Nicholson, University of Western Sydney


Students enrolling into the BNatSci Field Project units at the start of their final year of study bring with them vastly differing levels of experience in and understanding of professional practice. This ranges from those with little or no prior industry experience (a clear competitive disadvantage in their subsequent quest for graduate employment) to student trainees in paid employment in local or State government with good access to professional mentoring and networking opportunities. More...

Mathematics, Science and Technology Learning through Community Engagement
Carmel Coady, University of Western Sydney


UWS students were required to work (60 hours at times negotiated between UWS student and teachers) with a teacher or group of teachers in a school making classroom resources. The teachers provided guidance and the materials needed. UWS students also assisted the classroom teacher by helping to manage a small group of targeted students while they completed the classroom activity. More...

Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk
Karina Wardle and Dr Pheroza Daruwalla, University of Western Sydney


Graduates reflected and acknowledged the benefits of the 'hands on' approach and the reduction of the town and gown divide. The divide between reflection, research and practice along with a desire to have relevant, meaningful engagement between industry partners and tertiary educators to build capacity and create sustainable relationships led to the project's implementation. More...

The Ultimate Partnership – The indigo Project – An NGO, a high school and a university
Associate Professor Diana Whitton, University of Western Sydney


The purpose of the partnership was to meet the educational needs of the CHHS students through a engaged learning partnership with UWS teacher education students. As a team, the students from CHHS and UWS had the opportunity to make a difference for a community group, with the support of the classroom teachers and a UWS academic, to create solutions to real world problems. More...

Working with Australia/China industry partners to make Chinese learnable
Professor Michael Singh and Dr Jinghe Han, University of Western Sydney


Research students from China who volunteer to participate in the ROSETE Program undertake work integrated learning through structured activities that combine real-world academic work with practical experience of teacher-research. They produce original knowledge about way to make Chinese learnable for largely monolingual English speaking school students, so as to improve the teaching and learning of Chinese in Australian schools while also producing highly skilled language teacher-researchers. More...

Interior Design and Decoration Mentor Program
Associate Professor Suzie Attiwill, RMIT University


The program's annual launch brings together industry professionals, students, invited guests and program teaching staff in a workplace environment, reinforcing the value of the connectivity between education and industry. This is a special night where students meet their mentors and exchange dreams and plans. More...

Multi-disciplinary environmental projects
Associate Professor Barry Meehan, RMIT University


This multi-disciplinary approach overlays exposure to an international context with project development, research and communication skills in a manner akin to working as an environment professional. The project has three main components, including: the selection of students and planning in Melbourne; data collection in Vietnam; and reporting to both the project clients in Vietnam and the participating schools in Melbourne. More...

Bringing in the experts to improve student employability
Dr Sharon La Fontaine, Deakin University


It was recognised that the Professional Practice unit in the School of Life and Environmental Science at Deakin University needed innovation in relation to both the teaching of work-readiness competencies and the academic rigour around the integration of discipline specific (and not generic) practices. The focus is now on team teaching whereby experts 'teach' communication and teamwork competencies from a biomedical and science context. More...

Creating resources for WIL experiences in teaching and learning
Dr Rachael Hains-Wesson, Deakin University


This activity was organised to create an engaging platform for discussion on how to imagine WIL assessment in non-placement courses. More...

Leading innovative teaching – an authentic approach for active learning
Dr Jan West, Deakin University


Leading the transformation of the delivery of science teaching in both online and premium located modes to enrich the student experience requires an integration of the discipline knowledge with the skills necessary to apply this knowledge in authentic areas. More...

Wil[ling] and wanting to create a shared understanding of WIL@Deakin
Dr Karen Young, Deakin University


A group of middle management and middle band academics spread the word to create an informal WIL group to get the WIL conversation started. As advocates of WIL, our aim was to begin to formulate a shared understanding of WIL at Deakin. More...

 

 

 

 


Last Update: 9 May, 2014
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