Posts in category WIL

HERDSA/ACEN Rekindled Driving Outcome...

Tuesday 26th September 2017, 9:30am –12:45pm Join us for registration and refreshments from 9.00am HERDSA Victoria Branch, ACEN and Monash University invite you to an event revisiting a selection of the 2017 HERDSA and ACEN conferences presentations. Keynote Presentation: Lisa Bolton, Research Manager QILT, Social Research Centre This session will include an overview of 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 […]

CLIPS: Communication Learning in Prac...

The University of Queensland has recently released a new resource site (CLIPS) for science students to support development of communication skills. Effective communication is one of the threshold learning outcomes for Australian science degrees. The CLIPS site provides science educators with prepared modules and support for students and is an open access resource. The CLIPS […]

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 […]