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Youth Mentoring

Third year psychology students complete one full day of mentoring training (a TAFE Accredited certification) followed by two hours of mentoring a week for two 10-week school terms (46 hours of placement in total). Students then mentor high school students who are facing profound challenges through a mentoring program managed by a small not-for-profit organisation.

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Assessing the impact of WIL on student work-readiness

The ‘Impact of WIL on Student Work-readiness’ OLT funded project concluded in 2014 with findings that validated the impact of WIL on the preparedness of graduates for the workforce.

An extension grant: ‘Developing strategies to maximise industry contribution and engagement with the WIL experience’ was awarded in 2015. This project further investigated WIL curriculum frameworks and ways to enhance the capacity of industry to support students undertaking WIL.

Industry Engagement – Feedback

Employing coaching strategies can assist students to consider and reflect on their own emerging knowledge and skills.

Industry Engagement – Assessments

Designing authentic assessments that allow students to demonstrate learning of industry-specific workplace practices can be challenging.

WIL in Science and Lighthouse Projects

Cape Otway Lightstation, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia To improve participation of science students in WIL, the Australian Council of Deans of Science and the Chief Scientist have funded six Lighthouse projects. The Lighthouse projects are action-learning...

Working Together for Better WIL outcomes

The overarching aim of this twelve-month project, funded by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was to develop industry understanding of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) and assess the support needed by employers to better engage in WIL. Data gathered in a...

Learning & Teaching through PACE: changing roles and environments

ACEN Grant – Learning & Teaching through PACE: Changing roles and environments

This study explored the implications of new roles generated within WIL-activities through the interrelationships and interconnections of university teachers with other stakeholders.

Enhancing Courses for Employability

ACEN Grant Enhancing Courses for Employability Summary of report on research into authentic assessments funded by ACEN (2015) Friederika Kaider, Deakin Learning Futures/Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University Rachael Hains-Wesson, PhD, Student Advancement,...