It isn’t possible or appropriate to send students out to the workplace in every unit. For example, sending a first-year student out to a commercial laboratory, without prior preparation, is unlikely to achieve favourable outcomes for the student or the industry partner. However, learning in every class can be contextualised and aligned with industry processes. Monash University’s Transforming Laboratory Learning Project brings work integrated contexts, issues and problems into first-year chemistry classes to provide students with authentic contexts for learning and assessment.
Find out more about the Transforming Laboratory Learning project and how lab classes can be contextualised in the following case studies:
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