Posts in category WIL

MOOC on Contemporary Approaches to Un...

A MOOC on Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching, has been developed by Associate Professor Kym Fraser as part of an OLT National Teaching Fellowship. It’s comprised of a series of 13 modules which have been developed by a group of academics from universities across Australia, and will be offered at the beginning of 2018. The […]

WIL in Science National Forum

The ACDS 2017 WIL in Science National Forum will be held at the ParkRoyal Hotel at Melbourne Airport on Friday 8th December 2017. This ACDS event ‘Building Successful WIL Partnerships in Science’ incorporates perspectives of students, industry and faculty teams. This forum is designed to assist Faculties to work towards a systematic embedding of WIL. […]

Communicate to engage in WIL

  Our research has revealed that science students are interested in work-integrated learning (WIL), but we need to communicate more if we want them to actively engage. Here are three recommendations from staff who design and deliver WIL in science on how we can communicate better.   We interviewed staff who design, deliver and lead […]

Webinar: Creating sustainable WIL pro...

  Liz Johnson and Jo Elliott presented insights from recent research on student engagement from the Successful WIL in Science project and discussed experiences in creating effective WIL leadership, in a recent webinar.   Click to view the ‘Creating Sustainable WIL programs with WIL in Science’ webinar recording and slides.   The webinar was presented […]

Publication of the WIL in Science: Le...

The WIL in Science: Leadership for WIL Final project report 2015 – 2016 is now published, and can also be found on the Office of the Chief Scientist website. The WIL in Science: Leadership for WIL project has established a national network of science WIL leaders, created a national conversation among science faculties and schools about WIL […]

2016 WIL in Science Forum presentatio...

The 2016 ACDS WIL in Science forum was held on Friday December 2nd focusing on the ACDS Lighthouse projects. Participants explored the successes and challenges of establishing and growing work-integrated learning in science degrees stimulating lively discussion and new connections. Presentations from the program are available here. Keynotes Associate Professor Ruth Bridgstock, Senior National OLT Fellow: Graduate Employment […]

WIL Lighthouse Projects

The ACDS is delighted to announce its six WIL in Science Lighthouse Projects for 2016. The Lighthouse projects are action-learning projects designed to establish visible organisation and leadership for work-integrated learning in science-based faculties and to generate peer-to-peer learning. The Lighthouse projects form part of the ACDS WIL in Science national project. In addition to their […]

WIL in Science National Forum 2015 hi...

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The ACDS held its inaugural ACDS WIL in Science National Forum in Melbourne on Friday 11 December 2015. The forum was a great success, drawing more than 80 attendees from 42 universities and other partner organisations. A key focus of the forum was the launch of the new WIL in Science Network which will bring […]

Work Integrated Learning in Science

On August 31st the Chief Scientist launched STEM-Trained and Job-Ready, an occasional paper addressing the state of work integrated learning in STEM in Australian universities.  The paper draws on the ACER study commissioned by the Chief Scientist, ACER_Work Integrated Learning in STEM in Australian Universities. This work presents a sobering picture of access to Work […]