2008 Conference proceedings



WACE Asia Pacific Conference 2008
‘Work Integrated Learning (WIL): Transforming Futures… Practice … Pedagogy … Partnerships’

Hosted by the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN)
30 September — 3 October 2008
Manly Pacific Hotel, Sydney Australia

Conference proceedings

Table of Contents

These paper titles have been listed in alphabetical order of the surname of the first author.
Is creativity lost in translation? : the importance of creativity in
challenging work placement experiences
Peter Alcott

Examining fitness for purpose of undergraduate curricula in preparing
students for work-integrated learning placements
John Baxter, Penny Burden

Redefining doctoral programmes as work-integrated learning experiences
John Baxter, Penny Burden

Beam Me Up Scotty: online graduate co-op and professional development
through simulation
Kristen Betts

Realising the educational worth of integrating work experiences in higher
Stephen Billett

Work Integrated Learning Quality Partnerships: The case of the Central
University of Technology, Free State
Getrude Bohloko, Sechaba Mahlomaholo

Putting WIL on the (round) table: Developing policy and practice at
Natalie Brown

The Clinical Communication Program: An innovation in clinical learning
for nursing students
Didy Button, Moira Kelton, Karen Wotton, Sarah Gigger

Learning in early-career police: coming into the workplace
Matthew Campbell

Practice based learning: exploring current models used for real world
learning at a “dual sector tertiary institution”
James Cannan

I see …I hear… I do … and I understand: building competence,
confidence and pedagogical capacity through collaborative partnership
Coral Cara

Minding the gap between Japanese cooperative education and internships
abroad – the value of cooperative project based learning
Paul Churton, Yasushi Tanaka

Putting the ‘integrated’ in work-integrated learning
Richard K. Coll, Chris Eames, Levinia Paku, Mark Lay, Diana Ayling, Dave
Hodges, Shiu Ram, Ravi Bhat, Jenny Fleming, Lesley Ferkins, Cindy
Wiersma, Andrew Martin

Work, education and knowledge: a case study of educational partnerships
and pathways
Stephen Crump

Factors associated with learning outcomes from cooperative education in
environmental science
Murray Cullen

Measuring student reflection during engineering internships
Susan Doel

Career placement program: a journey from an “empty” to a “full”resume
Angela Dressler

Using research into how professionals learn at work for enhancing
placement learning
Michael Eraut

Bridging the gap: competencies students should focus on during their
cooperative experience to enhance employability
Jenny Fleming, Caryn Zinn, Lesley Ferkins

A pedagogical model of higher education/industry engagement for
enhancing employability and professional practice
Jill Franz

It’s all about ‘I’: Implementing ‘integration’ into a WIL program
Brett Freudenberg, Mark Brimble and Craig Cameron

Work-integrated learning and international students: the value of
Natalie Gamble, Carol-joy Patrick, Chen Fong

Academic practice: conceptualising professional development for
pedagological innovation
Rhonda Hallett

Building innovative partnerships for work integrated learning:
observations from a community services initiative
Lisa Harris, Martyn Jones, Sally Coutts, Sue Grigg

Enhancing student engagement with industry: a curriculum approach to
scaffolding employability skills
Fiona Henderson, Alan McWilliams

Growing work-integrated learning programmes in a New Zealand
educational institution: the influence of faculty views
Dave Hodges

Building innovative partnerships develops future leaders in healthcare
Kathryn Hogan, Ian Macdonald, Alison Sheridan, Kerrie Field

From WIL to WOW – transforming Work Integrated Learning into a
skill orientated World of Work
Natasja Holtzhausen

The CQU Diploma of Professional Practice – Explicitly preparing WIL
Prue Howard, Ian Devenish

Creativity-based intellectual property education project at Miyagi
National College of Technology part 2 ongoing activities
Masahiko Itoh, Yasuo Utsumi, Hiroshi Sakuraba, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Kazuya
Konno, Tomoaki Endo, Keunyoung Pak

Learning for a complex world: a life-wide curriculum
Norman Jackson, Sarah Campbell

Occupational identity of police recruits
Christine Jennett, Rabiul Islam, David Bull, Rosemary Woolston

Academic standards for work integrated learning: a case study from
urban and regional planning
Martyn Jones, John Jackson, Matthew Coote, Eddie Coiacetto, Wendy Steele,
Sarah Gall, Trevor Budge

Evaluating a multi-disciplinary virtual WIL project
Sandra Jones, Martyn Jones, Benno Engels, Alan Montague, Saman De Silva,
Graham Crist

Educational challenges and impacts of sporting co-operative education
Masashi Kawanishi, Tatsuho Iwaki, Takahiro Kitamura, Yumiko Hagi

What coaching tells us about clinical learning
Moira Kelton

The importance of ‘industrial strength’ project management
documentation for final year computing students
Kathleen Keogh, Anne Venables

Challenges of incorporating LIWC (learning in the workplace and
community) in mathematics units of study
Lutfar R. Khan

OPUS online enhances work integrated learning – the students’ views
Ronald Laird, C R Turner

Workplace learning: creating balance between experiential learning and
commercial outcomes
Geoffrey Lee, Robyn McGuiggan, Barbara Holland

Defining a university: A community of teachers and students… in the
Peodair Leihy, Gina Hurley

The South African higher education qualifications framework and work
integrated learning: kill or keep? A town and regional planning
Martin Lewis, Susanne Taylor

Integrating work-ready learning into the university curriculum
contextualised by profession
Andrew Litchfield, Skye Nettleton, Tracy Taylor

Learning the rhetoric of professional practice
Stephen Loftus, Joy Higgs

Engineering admissions criteria: focusing on ultimate professional success
David Lowe, Archie Johnston

Building innovative partnerships for work integrated learning:
observations from a community services initiative
Ian Macdonald, Alison Sheridan, Kerrie Fields, Kathryn Hogan

Academic rigour versus social relevance: which way should the pendulum
swing with regard to experiential learning and community service
Sechaba Mahlomaholo, Getrude Bohloko

The role valorisation of students in the workplace: the transformative
impact of workplace-embedded speech pathology student units on the core
business of both partner agencies and the university program
Paul McCormack, Stacie Attrill, Christine Brebner , Nicola Fanning, Sue
Horton, Jo Bakewell, Ann Walter, Dianna Bleby

Preparing students for professional practice: strategies for evaluating
work integrated learning within an industry-professional context
Rod McCulloch

Exploring the practice–pedagogy middle ground: progress report on a
hermeneutic inquiry into education for practice
Anthony McKenzie, Joy Higgs, Debbie Horsfall

The challenge of assessing student capabilities in legal internships
Judith McNamara

Information Technology (IT) for settlement: the development of a
community-based learning component for an undergraduate computing
Iwona Miliszewska

Employers’ perspectives on work-integrated learning in projectbased
Anthony Mills, Patricia McLaughlin, Kathryn Robson

Cape Peninsula University of Technology and the South African Navy – a
skills developement offensive
Gordon Morris

Internship program – old practice in a new domain
Kon Mouzakis

Technology as a teaching/learning strategy for workplace experience in
nursing: complementary or contradictory perspectives?
Robyn Nash

Clash of cuisines or thriving canteen? A case of a community enterprise
providing a site for Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
Frances Newell

Barriers to skills transference: the challenges in health professional
Jennifer Newton, Brian Jolly, Cherene Kelly, Stephen Billett

Workplace learning, supervision and pedagogy
Carolyn Noble

Key employability skills in civil & mechanical engineering: student
perceptions vs. employer realities
Patricia Overmeyer, Gordon Morris

Reflective learning of cooperative education students
Levinia Paku, Mark Lay

Transferring learnt knowledge to practice: an example from the health
promotion field
Rebecca Patrick, Jan Moore

Experimenting with new approaches to work-integrated learning with
international students in engineering
Diana Quinn, Federick Stokes-Thompson, Helen Johnston, Lee Luong

The future of work integrated learning in South Africa
Ferie Samadi

Show Me the Way: teaching design research integrated with professional
Kaye Shumack

Community based problems in 2nd year electrical engineering courses
Alec Simcock, Juan Shi, Richard Thorn

Linking work and learning: pedagogical implications
Heather Smigiel, Ceri MacLeod

Implementation of the learning in the workplace and community (LiWC)
policy in an undergraduate computing course: the pros and cons of three
possible approaches
Grace Tan

The workplace as a site for learning: challenges and possibilities
Mark Tennant, Cathi McMullen

Developing a fieldwork education discourse at university level
Franziska Trede, Joy Higgs

A win all situation for applied learning made meaningful and realistic in
the final year undergraduate strategic marketing course
Arti Triveni

Police managers’ views about their university education and professional
Delaine Trofymowych

Work-integrated practicum for human service professionals
Cecilia Sai Ling Tsang, Amy Po Ying Ho

Community-engaged research in economics: pedagogical implications for
Honours theses
Roberto Urzua, Ingrid Schraner

The project to cultivate the leader of a small group by PBL system
Yasuo Utsumi, Akira Shoji, Naohiro Yonamine, Toru Yoshida

Service Learning @ Hospitality Management Phase 11
Peter Van der Westhuizen

Graduate employability – embedding career management skills in
Dale Wache, Tony McAvaney

Making connections: the complementary roles of academic and clinician
in nursing education
Frances Ward, Anne Sisam

Placement podcasts – project update including the employer’s perspective
Lisa Ward, Jane Gaffikin

Connecting the KIIP with Japanese university students
Masatoshi Watanabe

An ethnography of mentoring practice in partnership with YAA mentees
Genevieve Watson

Will or won’t WIL survive in South Africa’s new higher education
qualifications framework?
ML Wessels, Adv OM Khan, Susanne Taylor

Effective transfer of skills and knowledge to the workplace – how are we
doing so far?
Malcolm Wieck

Assessment of architectural work experience by employers and students
Brian John (Jack) Williamson

Student feedback on their professional experience: from quality assurance
to critical reflection
Jenny Willis

Why do some students opt out of professional training?
Jenny Willis

A blogging good time – the use of blogs as a reflective learning and
feedback tool for final year public relations students
Katharina Wolf

A glimpse of the real world: an investigation into the perceived
effectiveness of compulsory public relations internships from an industry
and student perspective
Katharina Wolf

In the real world: creating client-centred learning experiences for final
year public relations students
Katharina Wolf