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Assessment of architectural work experience by employers and students

Williamson, Jack (2008) Assessment of architectural work experience by employers and students. In Kay, J (Ed.) Work Integrated Learning (WIL) : Transforming Futures : Practice...Pedagogy...Partnerships, 30 September - 3 October 2008, Australia, New South Wales, Sydney.

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Abstract

A major element in the architectural work experience program at Queensland University of Technology is the assessment reports provided by students and employers. This paper gives an analysis of assessments submitted during the period 2000 to 2007 as viewed from a practice-base perspective. By comparing the 398 student assessments with 403 employer assessments in five specific categories over an eight year period one is able to obtain a clear understanding of the performance of the program and the relevance of its various sections for its participants that is not always obvious in a yearly analysis. In the major work experience areas there is close agreement between the student and employer assessments. However, the analysis did highlight a misunderstanding of the program’s aims by some participants. Overall the students were very positive about the program and appreciated the opportunity to work on real projects and be given a degree of responsibility for these projects. For Work Integrated Learning (WIL) practitioners this study clearly demonstrates the value of obtaining assessments from students and employers in order to establish the acceptance of a WIL program.

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ID Code: 30599
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Practice, architecture, assessment
ISBN: 978-0-9805706-0-1
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architecture Management (120105)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Technical Further and Workplace Education (130108)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Deposited On: 12 Feb 2010 22:40
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2012 09:02

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