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Provisional Conference Program
now with links to full abstracts

Subject to change without notice

Wednesday September 28

6.00pm Conference welcome, networking and welcome drinks

RMIT UniversitySponsored by RMIT University

Join us  for the conference welcome on Level 3 of C10A, Campus Hub, network with colleagues, have a drink and a nibble accompanied by a string quartet from the Macquarie University String Orchestra.

Feel free to join us for dinner after the welcome at the Mediterranean restaurant, Trafalgar Place, Marsfield. Dinner is at your own expense.

Thursday September 29

8:00am - 7:00pm Registration Desk opens

8:45am Conference Opening

8:45am

Welcome Address

Welcome to Country

Judie Kay, President of ACEN and others to be announced

Welcome to Country: Aunty Kerrie Kenton, Wangal Knowledge Holder of the Darug & Dhunghutti Nations

9:15am

Preparing for the great unknown: What is the role of WIL in developing skills for the future

Norah McRae, Executive Director, Co-operative Education Programs and Career Services at the University of Victoria, Canada and the Director of the Office of Community-University Engagement at UVic More

Honourable Phil Honeywood, CEO of the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) More

Anne Younger, Ai Group More

David Cooke, Chair and Managing Director of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia More

10:15am

Gold Sponsor Keynote: 2017: WIL + TECH = TEQSA  ▸

Wes Sonnenreich, Intersective

10:30am - 11:00am Morning Tea

11:00am - 12:30pm Parallel Session 1

[Paper] Employability and WIL 2020

11:00am

Employability: Not just a buzzword  ▸

Lynlea Small and Kate Shacklock

11:30am

Senior managers' and recent graduates' perceptions of employability skills for health services management  ▸

Diana Messum, Lesley Wilkes, Kath Peters and Debra Jackson

12:00pm

WIL 2020: A framework for cultural competency in the workplace  ▸

Sue Bandaranaike and John Willison

[Paper] Pushing the boundaries: Contemporary issues in WIL

11:00am

Challenges implementing WIL in human resource management  ▸

Laura Rook

11:30am

Learning and teaching through PACE: Changing roles and environments  ▸

Amigo Maria, Justine Lloyd and Carina Hart

12:00pm

Assessment of student learning in WIL: Workload implications for university staff  ▸

Anna Rowe, Ayse Bilgin, Lindie Clark and Sarita Bista

[Paper] Learning through WIL: Pushing the boundaries of curriculum and practice

11:00am

Fitting together the pieces: Using the jigsaw classroom to facilitate paramedic WIL  ▸

Paul Simpson and Liz Thyer

11:30am

Practical typology of WIL learning activities and assessments  ▸

Friederika Kaider, Rachael Hains-Wesson and Karen Young

12:00pm

Scaffolding employability throughout undergraduate degrees: A case study in criminology  ▸

Lyndel Bates, Stacey Walker, Kate Marchesi and Hennessey Hayes

[Paper] Strengthening connections: Students, higher education, industry and community

11:00am

Win / Win! Embedded work integrated learning in action  ▸

Ben Piggott, Sian Chapman, Maria Doolan and Paul Rycroft

11:30am

Responding to industry needs for proactive engagement in work integrated learning (WIL): Partnerships for the future  ▸

Sonia Ferns, Leoni Russell, Judie Kay and Judith Smith

12:00pm

Matching and mismatch: Understanding employer expectations of work placement applicants  ▸

Colin Smith and Sally Smith

[Paper] Employability and WIL 2020

11:00am

Enhancing graduate employability and the need for university-enterprise collaboration   ▸

Thi Tuyet Tran

11:30am

'Global work ready': Enhancing employability through resourced international internships  ▸

Alexandra Wake, Marianne Sison and Rilke Muir

12:00pm

Developing students' employability and work readiness within tourism and hotel management  ▸

Barry Fraser and Gregory Reddan

12:30pm Lunch and Poster Session See the Poster details

1:30pm - 3:00pm Parallel Session 2

[Showcase] Strengthening connections: Students, higher education, industry and community

1:30pm

Collaborating with WIL stakeholders: Success factors for sustainable relationships  ▸

T. Judene Pretti, Jenny Fleming and Kathryn McLachlan

  

1:45pm

Reciprocal relationships and real results: Envisioning new horizons in early childhood teacher education placements.  ▸

Yarrow Andrew, Jessie Jovanovic and Jennifer Fane

2:00pm

Making connections: Enhancing program outcomes via stakeholder partnerships  ▸

Jennifer Howell

2:15pm

Partner perspectives on paid versus unpaid internships  ▸

Judy Hutchison, Jen McPherson, Jennifer Ruskin, Diana Caruso, Anna Rowe.

2:30pm

Modelling partnerships: Exploring a whole of region approach to partnership development and management  ▸

Catherine Ennis and Anne Louise Semple

2:45pm

Panel Discussion

[Showcase] Strengthening connections: Students, higher education, industry and community

1:30pm

Facilitating industry engagement in a STEM discipline with Live Ideas  ▸

Michael Whelan, Kristin den Exter, Ben Roche and Bill Boyd

1:45pm

Negotiating clinical placements: Communication is key  ▸

Justine Connor, Lorna Moxham and Kerry Reid-Searl

2:00pm

Outcomes from Global Scope - a large-scale 'virtual micro internship' WIL pilot with NSW State Government  ▸

Nicole James, Sophia Demetriades Toftdahl, Peter Mackey

2:15pm

Developing career mentoring programs in Vietnam  ▸

Susan Mate, Truc Do Nguyen Thanh, Matthew McDonald and Kath Mclachlan

2:30pm

'Classroom of Many Cultures' as a model for cross-cultural co-creation of curriculum  ▸

Greg Downey, Kate Lloyd, Rebecca Bilous, Laura Hammersley, Felicity Rawlings-Sanaei, Michaela Baker, Maria Amigo and Eryn Coffey

2:45pm

Panel Discussion

[Showcase] Employability and WIL

1:30pm

Enhancing WIL outcomes for international students in Australia  ▸

Denise Jackson

1:45pm

Diversity and Practice-Integrate Learning (PIL) - An opportunity to engage and embrace inclusion  ▸

Sonja Kiernan

2:00pm

Framing a research project: International students and the factors that influence their future employability in first year  ▸

Rachael Baron

2:15pm

Transnational WIL: Supporting employability through innovative alternatives to internships  ▸

Christine Bilsland

2:30pm

Work readiness through team-based in-company consulting projects in Australia and overseas   ▸

Margaret Herczeg and Amanda Marotta

2:45pm

Panel Discussion

[Showcase] Employability and WIL 2020

1:30pm

Work integrated learning sponsorship (WILS): The evolution of undergraduate nursing  ▸

Michael Grande and Lynette Stockhausen

1:45pm

Supporting students through integrative learning towards successful employment  ▸

Heather Pate and Susan Bolt

2:00pm

Interim report on a longitudinal study of Deloitte Fastrack Innovation Challenge and its impact on students' career trajectory  ▸

Angad Soin and Nikki James

2:15pm

What do employers want? What do students have? Needs assessment of graduate attributes for work integrated learning  ▸

Meena Chavan and Leanne Carter

2:30pm

Interim report on Job Smart initiative and its impact on students' awareness and exposure of employability skills  ▸

Sarah Fletcher, Lucinda Crossley Meates and Viji Venkataramani

2:45pm

Panel Discussion

[Showcase] Learning through WIL: Pushing the boundaries of curriculum and practice

1:30pm

Employ101x: Embedding employability into the curriculum  ▸

Andrea Reid and Anna Richards

1:45pm

Negotiated assessment tasks and learning outcomes in the placement experience   ▸

Catherine Peck, Melanie Brown and Frederique Bouilheres

2:00pm

Embedding a scaffolded employability framework across curriculum supported by the use of e-Portfolios  ▸

Zoe Murray, Anne Roiko, Bernadette Sebar, Jessica Lee, Sharon Hensby and Gary Rogers

2:15pm

Virtual orientation: Helping WIL students 'belong'  ▸

Ellen Ennever, Merylin Cross and Annette Marlow

2:30pm

Development of professional identity: Building a bank of dilemmas  ▸

Kim Snepvangers, Arianne Rourke, Annabelle Lewer-Fletcher and Eleanor Venables

2:45pm

Panel Discussion

[Showcase] Pushing the boundaries: Contemporary issues in WIL

1:30pm

An innovative and secure way of engaging with third party providers to offer international internships  ▸

Robin Chacko

1:45pm

Adapting WIL to meet the needs of the 21st Century: Alternatives to traditional placements  ▸

Theresa Winchester-Seeto, Katharine Hoskyn, Anna Rowe, Rowena Scott and Faith Valencia-Forrester

2:00pm

Uncovering WIL in contemporary curricula  ▸

Sheree Keech and Annette Marlow

2:15pm

Exploring the challenges of work integrated learning professional accreditation policies: An environmental health higher education perspective  ▸

Louise Dunn, Rosemary Nicholson, Jacques Oosthuizen, Toni Hannelly, James Wood, Jane-Louise Lampard, Zoe Murray, Anne Roiko, Kirstin Ross.

2:30pm

Producing films for professional development in WIL   ▸

Franziska Trede

2:45pm

Panel Discussion

3:00pm Afternoon Tea

3:30pm - 5:00pm Parallel Session 3

[Roundtable] Supporting WIL: Operations and systems

3:30pm

Enhancing workplace learning through mobile technology  ▸

Franziska Trede, Peter Goodyear, Susie Macfarlane, Lina Markauskaite, Freny Tayebjee and Celina McEwen

[Roundtable] Contemporary issues in WIL

3:30pm

Internationalising the curriculum to enhance employability: Collaboration between international mobility and work integrated learning professionals  ▸

Rachael Baron, Ruth Delagas, Kim Siemensma and Carolyn Scott

[Roundtable] Employability and WIL

3:30pm

Using WIL to develop leadership talent for the Asian Century  ▸

Yung Ngo, May Lam and Nikki James

[Roundtable] Learning through WIL: Developing curriculum and practice

3:30pm

Community internships: Pushing the boundaries of curriculum and practice  ▸

Carol-Joy Patrick, Ben Cameron and Catherine Longworth

[Roundtable] Strengthening connections: Students, higher education, industry and community

3:30pm

Indigenous engagement in work integrated learning  ▸

Karima Ramji, Norah McRae, Lalita Kines, Leanne Holt, Bronwyn Chambers and Cristal Walters

3:30pm

Teaching aged care facilities: Creating strong WIL opportunities and benefits  ▸

Andrew Robinson, Michael Annear, Kate-Ellen Elliott and Emma Lea

6:00pm Transfer to Dinner venue

6:30pm

Conference Dinner

includes pre-dinner drinks and canapés, followed by a 3 course meal, unlimited beverages and a DJ until midnight.

Transport departs the Conference venue at 6.00pm. Coaches will provide return transport from Lauriston House to the Conference venue.

University of QueenslandSponsored by The University of Queensland and held at Lauriston House More

Friday September 30

(earlier start time than Thursday)

8:00am - 5:00pm Registration Desk opens

8:00am

Special Interest Groups

Keep an eye on the conference app for notifications about rooms available for your meetings.

8:30am Conference Opening

8:30am

Awards

Notices

Best Paper, Best Poster More

WIL Awards More

 

Keynote: Breaking open WIL: Preparing students for 2020 and beyond   ▸

Professor Dawn Bennett, Curtin University More

10:00am - 10:30am Morning Tea

10:30am- 12:00pm Parallel Session 4

Professional Conversations

10:30am

WIL-ing our way to the top: Australia's national work integrated Learning strategy  ▸

Judie Kay, Australian Collaborative Education Network; Anne Younger, AiGroup and Tom O'Brien, Department of Education and Training

[Roundtable] Employability and WIL

10:30am

WIL in science  ▸

Michael Whelan and Liz Johnson

[Roundtable] Employability and WIL

10:30am

Developing tomorrow's WIL facilitators today  ▸

Keri Moore and Louise Horstmanshof

[Roundtable] Learning through WIL: Developing curriculum and practice

10:30am

International connection through online professional development: Extending the experience and impact   ▸

Sonia Ferns, Katharine Hoskyn, Judie Kay, Karsten Zegwaard, Norah McRae and Kristina Johansson

[Roundtable] Developing leadership capacity through WIL

10:30am

Get VoCAL: 'Future proofing' students by exploring the intersection between volunteering, career aspirations and leadership  ▸

Valentine Mukuria

12:00 pm Lunch, Book launch

1:00pm - 2:30pm Parallel Session 5

[Paper] Employability and WIL PLUS

1:00pm

Quality WIL + CDL = Employability  ▸

Gregory Reddan and Maja Rauchle

1:30pm

IPE and WIL join forces: A dental technology curriculum that promotes employability  ▸

Jane Evans, Andrew Cameron, Nicolette Lee, Frank Alifui-Segbaya, Amanda Henderson and Newell Johnson

[Paper] Contemporary issues in WIL

1:30pm

Experiencing India: Choice, communication and individual change  ▸

Marion Cornish, Siobhan Markus and Freny Tayebjee

2:00pm

Distributed leadership: Empowering stakeholders  ▸

Carol-Joy Patrick, Wayne Fallon, Malcolm Campbell, Freny Tayebjee, Judie Kay, Leoni Russell, Justine Lawson, Ian Devenish, Fleur Webb, Patricia Cretchley.

[Roundtable] Employability and WIL

1:00pm

DRIVE to intercultural effectiveness through WIL  ▸

Karima Ramji and Norah Mcrae

[Roundtable] Analytics, evaluation and research of WIL

1:00pm

Developing a journal article from referred conference proceedings paper   ▸

Karsten Zegwaard

[Roundtable] Analytics, evaluation and research of WIL

1:00pm

Learning analytics and WIL: Pushing the boundaries with data  ▸

Jen McPherson, Danny Y.T. Liu and Diana Caruso

[Showcase] Contemporary issues in WIL

1:00pm

Capturing the student voice: Authentic WIL preparation  ▸

Sonja Gallagher, Yvonne Wood, Jenny Fleming and Neil Haigh

1.15pm

Supervising WIL: A professional development eLearning resource  ▸

Helen Stephenson

1:30pm

The role of facilitating work integrated learning (WIL) student placements: Academic, supervisor, mentor, mother?  ▸

Elizabeth Abery and Jessica Shipman Gunson

1.45pm

Culture and context preparation for international work placements   ▸

Catherine Peck, Melanie Brown and Frederique Bouilheres

2:00pm

Collaborative partnership and shared value create a fresh approach to WIL placements  ▸

Vanita Amin

2:15pm

Panel Discussion

2:30pm Afternoon Tea

3:00pm - 4:30pm Parallel Session 6

[Showcase] Strengthening connections: Students, higher education, industry and community

3.00pm

Accessibility in WIL: Employer views on how work integrated learning (WIL) stakeholders can address the challenge of access and equity in WIL  ▸

Jacqueline Mackaway

3.30pm

Multi-modal connections - the case of three university strategic priority grant funded projects  ▸

Serene Lin-Stephens, Julie Doherty and Clare Iarandine

3:45pm

WIL experiences - keeping placement safe and effective  ▸

John Tessier

4:15pm

Panel Discussion

[Showcase] Employability and WIL 2020

3.00pm

The impact of work integrated learning experiences on exercise and sports science students  ▸

Melinda Hall, Deborah Pascoe and Megan Charity

3.15pm

The student WIL journey: From 1st year to final year  ▸

Erin Stacey, Jennifer Lawrence and Jenny Millea

3.30pm

Enhancing WIL to place engineering practice at the heart of engineering degrees  ▸

Robin King, Sally Male and Douglas Hargreaves

3:45pm

Developing virtual WIL for engineering students  ▸

Sally Male, Douglas Hargreaves and Robin King

4.00pm

Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) at Macquarie University: Spotlight on employability  ▸

Kathryn McLachlan, Felicity Rawlings-Sanaei, Debbie Haski-Leventhal, Colina Mason and Hussein Nabeel

4:15pm

Panel Discussion

[Showcase] Learning through WIL: Developing curriculum and practice

3.00pm

Work integrated learning in higher education: Preparing students for collaborative practice  ▸

Isabel Paton, Narelle Patton and Joy Higgs

3.15pm

Learning lawyering overseas: Pushing the boundaries for Australian legal education  ▸

Nola Ries, Kevin Sobel-Read, Sher Campbell, Katherine Lindsay, Daniel Matas, Nicola Ross and Jacqueline Svenson

3.30pm

Enhancing business ethics and employability in experiential learning   ▸

Meena Chavan and Leanne Carter

3:45pm

Cross-peer mentoring in allied health student placements - The "How-To" model  ▸

Merrolee Penman, Anita Volkert, Monica Vasquez and Michelle Wykes

4.00pm

Understanding the ways practice is experienced: A strategy for the preparation of graduates for professional practice  ▸

Louise Dunn, Karen Farquharson and Llewellyn Mann

4:15pm

Panel Discussion

[Showcase] Learning through WIL: Developing curriculum and practice

3.00pm

WIL-ing the BA: Who is implementing work integrated learning opportunities in the BA?  ▸

Deanne Gannaway and Karen Sheppard

3.15pm

Getting on the front foot: Hitting boundaries to increase capacity for Internshps in the arts and social sciences'  ▸

Robert Ewers

3.30pm

Establishing good practice guidelines for international WIL in health sciences  ▸

Sonia Ferns, Helen Flavell, B-K Tan and Joanne Jordan

3:45pm

Commonwealth Games internships  ▸

Carol-Joy Patrick and Emma Newton

4.00pm

Preparing students for disruptive futures: assessing intangible learnings from international study  ▸

Clare Dyson, Mark Pennings, Debra Flanders Cushing, Rafael Gomez and Courtney Coombs

4:15pm

Panel Discussion

[Showcase] Analytics, evaluation and research of WIL: Towards 2020 and beyond

3.00pm

Revitalising WIL: Investigating senior learning and teaching management perspectives at a large metropolitan university   ▸

Lisa Milne and Lyn Hannah

3.30pm

Development of an online work integrated learning (WIL) survey tool to measure, evaluate and enhance the quality of students' WIL experiences  ▸

Annette Marlow and Cassandra Saunders

3:45pm

Aspects of WIL that improve student nurses' attitudes towards working in aged care  ▸

Emma Lea, Ron Mason, Claire Eccleston and Andrew Robinson

4.00pm

Quality in WIL is everybody's business: A university wide approach to evaluation of the professional practice experience  ▸

Annie Venville, Jeffrey Jones and Elizabeth Santhanam

4:15pm

Panel Discussion

[Showcase] Developing leadership capacity through WIL

3:00pm

Get engaged: Growing WIL through a workplace student supervisor capacity building module  ▸

Franziska Trede, Katelin Sutton, David Maxwell and Linda Wong

3.15pm

Distributed leadership model: Enabling faculty-wide enhancement of scaffolded WIL  ▸

Karen Young, Stuart Palmer, Mark Tolson and Malcolm Campbell

3.30pm

From supervision to mentoring: Working with industry partners to maximize opportunities for student learning during the placement experience  ▸

Catherine Peck, Manuela Spiga and Melvin Fernando

3:45pm

Creating new multi-discipline subjects through cross-institutional partnerships: Developing leadership capacity for WIL professionals through curriculum design  ▸

Ruth Delagas

4.00pm

Visualising WIL: Using data to support transformative learning  ▸

Jen Mcpherson, Jennifer Ruskin and Danny Y.T. Liu

4:15pm

Panel Discussion

4:30pm-5:00pm Closing Address

 

The Gold Sponsor of the ACEN 2016 Conference is Intersective, supporting work-integrated learning in Australia

Intersective

Performance Careers is a Silver Sponsor of the ACEN 2016 Conference

Performance Careers

InPlace is a Silver Sponsor of the ACEN 2016 Conference

 

The Conference Dinner is generously sponsored by The University of Queensland

The Universiy of Queensland

The Welcome Reception is generously sponsored by RMIT University

RMIT University

The Networking Function is sponsored by HERDSA


HERDSA

The ACEN Conference is grateful for the support of

Macquarie University
Western Sydney University
Education for Practice Institute - Charles Sturt University

Partner organisations

South African Society for Cooperative Education
Canadian Association fo Co-operative Education
New Zealand Association for Cooperative Education
National Association of Field Experience Administrators Inc.
Thai Associataion for Cooperative Education
WACE