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)
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)
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.
In the build-up to the International Conference on Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching (I-MELT) 11-13 December 2017 we will feature papers on a variety of themes, and run webinars by groups from different states on these themes.
The two papers attached are on the theme of Evidence Based Decision Making:
Transforming teaching practices: A model to conquer Evidence Based Decision Making skills
Evidence Based Decision Making_SA4Oct:.
The authors are from 4 Higher Education Institutions and a School, all in South Australia.
Scaffolding Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making: Clinical Handover
Katie Piper from Monash University.
The South Australian group is also running a webinar on this theme Friday 6 October for 1 hour:
1.00 pm Eastern Daylight time
12.00 pm Eastern Standard time
12.30 pm Central Daylight time
10.00 am WA
(+10.30 GMT/Universal time)
Read the abstracts of the attached papers in advance of the webinar to be warmed up, so you can MELT in the webinar and find ways to MELT your classes.
Three questions that I am interested in your perspective on: how much difference in approach to evidence based decision making is there between disciplines or even within a discipline? What about differences in approach to teaching and learning EBDM? How useful are the shared parameters of MELT for sensible conversations about EBDM approaches?