How to build Rigour into WIL Programs

If you are running, or thinking of running, a Work Integrated Learning program, consider the following papers and the webinar run by Ray Tolhurst (University of Wollongong and Suzanne Schibeci (University of New South Wales)

Papers: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/rsd/i-melt/papers/

Webinar: Using the Work Skill Development Framework (WSD) to Build Rigour

into WIL Programs

Date: Friday 27 October, 1 hour
2.30 pm Central Daylight time
3.00 pm Eastern Daylight time
2.00 pm Eastern Standard time
12.00 noon WA
(+10.30 GMT/Universal time)

URL: https://adelaide.zoom.us/j/933991892

The idea behind Ray and Suzanne’s presentation is that a conceptual framework- the WSD– can be helpful and even provocative to help students understand the thinking and action processes involved in Work Integrated Learning.

You might want to ask some questions re their use of the WSD, or some broader questions about WIL.

I am in a School of Education, and Education as a discipline has been doing WIL as long as their has been Teacher Education & Training- but use of the WSD is useful to unpack and understand the practices in Teaching Professional Placements. The same could be said for other areas that have a long history with placement, such Medicine & Nursing. However some disciplines have little WIL history and the WSD may be useful to help disciplines conceptualise major purposes and outcomes. In all cases the WSD can help students make their thinking processes visible- to themselves, their university supervisors, to their work placement managers and to future employers.

 

 

Author: johnwillison

Senior Leturer, Discipline of Higher Education, School of Education, University of Adelaide.

4 thoughts on “How to build Rigour into WIL Programs”

  1. Hi John, Just seeking clarification as to whether the WSD webinar is on the 27th or the 20th…Received an invitation via HERDSA that said, 20th?

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