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Preparation for international sports-based WIL

A preparation program to support these students has been developed that includes modules and resources specific to the international placement destination. These include self-awareness, health and wellbeing, successful entrepreneurship, intercultural sensitivity and country of placement orientation.


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,...

WIL: Financial Stress Associated with Student Placements

ACEN Research Grant Work Integrated Learning in Social Work and Human Services: An Assessment of Financial Stress Associated with Student Placements Mark Brough, Ignacio Correa-Velez, Phil Crane, Eleesa Johnstone and Greg Marston School of Public Health and Social...