ACEN NSW Colloquium – Assessing Work Integrated Learning and Framing Outcomes

Course, Programmes and Institutional Perspectives

10:00am - 1:00pm

Date:

25 November 2022

Time:

10:00am - 1:00pm

Location:

University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Building 11 Broadway, Ultimo Room: CB11.05.404 and Online via Zoom

Contact:

admin@acen.edu.au

Work Integrated Learning enables innovative methods of engaging students in the industry for real-world understanding, exposure and practice for enhanced employability skills and application. With the National Priorities and Industry Linkage Fund (NPILF), there is a renewed call for universities to focus on authentic WIL activities as part of the assessed credit bearing exercise. However, discourse on how to assess WIL and frame the outcomes of WIL is still limited. The publication  ‘Assessing work-integrated learning programs: a guide to effective assessment design’ provides a platform for discussing best practice WIL assessment.

This colloquium will provide an opportunity for WIL stakeholders including academics, employers, industry partners and students to meet face-to-face and via online platforms to share their lived experience and evidence base practices to ignite a discourse on how to advance WIL assessment and outcomes from multiple stakeholder perspectives.

This event is held online and in person and is free for all ACEN members. Please note in person numbers will be capped at 50 people. For those wishing to attend online, a Zoom link will be sent prior to the event.

Program

 

TIME ACTIVITY
9:30am Registration and Networking
10:00am

Welcome

Introducing the Panel

10:15am Assessing Work Integrated Learning and Framing Outcomes – The Panel presentation and Questions and Answers
11:30am Break/Networking time
11:45am Breakout room discussions
12:45pm Debriefing and Proposed Actions
1:00pm Closing
Associate Professor Denise Jackson (ECU)

Rola Ajjawi

Deakin University

Rola Ajjawi is Associate Professor of Educational Research at the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) at Deakin University, Australia. She has a Bachelor’s Honours Degree in Physiotherapy and worked as a physiotherapist and clinical educator before moving into academia full-time with the completion of her PhD in 2007. Since then she has led a program of research centred on work-integrated learning with an interest in inclusion, assessment and feedback in the workplace. She has over 140 publications including peer-review journal articles, book chapters and books. Her research has shed light on social, relational and cultural influences on learning to promote student success. Rola is Deputy Editor of the journal Medical Education, on the editorial board of Teaching in Higher Education and is lead editor of an edited book Assessment for Inclusion in Higher Education: Promoting Equity and Social Justice (Routledge; due for publication 2023)

Associate Professor Denise Jackson (ECU)

Leoni Russell

RMIT University

Leoni Russell is a Senior Educational Advisor within Careers and Employment at RMIT and ACEN board member. Her multi-sector experience includes teaching, policy and curriculum development, managing teaching and learning projects and resource development. She provides academic educational support to build staff capability across a range of educational strategies including WIL. Leoni facilitates a collaborative WIL Community of Practice and supports a range of professional development activities. In her role at Victoria University, she played a leadership role in the university-wide strategic initiative to make WIL a key feature of all courses, and she developed and implemented policy and supporting procedures to assist staff and students in their WIL initiatives and was a team member on the OLT project “Assessing the impact of WIL on student work-readiness“.

Associate Professor Denise Jackson (ECU)

Kim Besser

University of Newcastle

Kim Besser graduated from a B Development Studies from the University of Newcastle in 2021. During her studies, she completed the course ‘Organisational Placement in the Environmental Sector‘ which included 80 hours of placement which she did with Yandaarra, a collaboration with non-Indigenous academics from the University of Newcastle led by Gumbaynggirr Jagun Aboriginal Corporation. She is currently working with the College of Engineering, Science and Environment as a Project Assistant supporting the university’s ‘Work Integrated Learning for All’ initiative and working with the Professional Experience Unit. Kim aspires to work with Indigenous communities including in the areas of policy development and equitable representation. Kim offers a unique perspective to the work integrated learning conversation having both recent experience with placement as a student, and now supporting the curriculum changes, promotion and other operational activities to enable other students to undertake their own placement opportunities.

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