Posts in category WIL

Newly published WIL Guide for Science

Newly published WIL Guide for Science

The WIL Guide for Science: Good Practice section is a recently published resource with tools and guidelines for designing and delivering effective WIL in Science. The WIL Guide for Science is designed to help science faculty members implement WIL in science courses, by drawing upon lessons and expertise from other disciplines in which WIL is […]

Designing WIL assessments through con...

Designing WIL assessments through consultation, collaboration and cooperation

Presented by Sonia Ferns 21 February, 2:00 – 4:30pm Room 202, 10 College Walk, Clayton Campus, Monash University Learning experiences in a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) context are highly variable, personalised and socially constructed, thereby challenging traditional assessment models which focus on knowledge acquisition as opposed to skill proficiency. Authentic assessment profiles build resilience, adaptability […]

What would you give up? For students ...

  Fitting work-integrated learning around other commitments can be difficult for students. Students in our focus groups valued opportunities to gain experience and learn in the workplace, especially through placements or internships. However, they also emphasised things they would have to give up to accommodate those opportunities, such as paid work or other study.   […]

The ACDS 2017 WIL in Science National...

The ACDS 2017 WIL in Science National Forum was held at the ParkRoyal Hotel at Melbourne Airport on Friday 8th December 2017. This ACDS event ‘Building Successful WIL Partnerships in Science’ incorporated the perspectives of students, industry and faculty teams, with the aim of assisting Faculties to work towards a systematic embedding of WIL. More […]

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 […]

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 […]