ACEN Critical Conversations provides a platform for discussion around current issues facing WIL practitioners. Driven by the ACEN COVID19 response team and the ACEN Professional Development and Resources committee, this virtual session involves facilitated online conversations in discipline groups. We invite you to speak up, share your thoughts on what matters to you most and offer strategies to encourage one another in our WIL community.

Strengths and strategies of simulation-based education

Guest Presenter: Professor Margaret Bearman, CRADLE Deakin University

WIL as an umbrella term also includes practical activities that engage students in simulated experiences of real-world settings. As the covid-19 pandemic hit, virtual simulations were increasingly employed as WIL-based solutions across many disciplines. What are the benefits of simulated WIL and how far can it go to facilitate student learning? In this session, discipline groups will be invited to share what works and what doesn’t when it comes to employing simulations as well as share practice examples of virtual simulation.

Date: Thursday 9 July 2020

Time: 11:00 AM

Login details will be provided to people who register.

For information or if you have questions about the session, please contact Dr Bonnie Dean (UOW) at E: