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Assurance of learning : the role of work integrated learning and industry partners

Smith, Judith E., Meijer, George, & Kielly-Coleman, Nicole (2010) Assurance of learning : the role of work integrated learning and industry partners. In Campbell, , M. (Ed.) Work Integrated Learning : Responding to Challenges, Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) Incorporated, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA, pp. 409-419.

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Abstract

In the partnering with students and industry it is important for universities to recognize and value the nature of knowledge and learning that emanates from work integrated learning experiences is different to formal university based learning. Learning is not a by-product of work rather learning is fundamental to engaging in work practice. Work integrated learning experiences provide unique opportunities for students to integrate theory and practice through the solving of real world problems. This paper reports findings to date of a project that sought to identify key issues and practices faced by academics, industry partners and students engaged in the provision and experience of work integrated learning within an undergraduate creative industries program at a major metropolitan university. In this paper, those findings are focused on some of the particular qualities and issues related to the assessment of learning at and through the work integrated experience. The findings suggest that the assessment strategies needed to better value the knowledges and practices of the Creative Industries. The paper also makes recommendations about how industry partners might best contribute to the assessment of students’ developing capabilities and to continuous reflection on courses and the assurance of learning agenda.

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ID Code: 41402
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Assessment, Learning Outcomes, Industry Partners, Work Integrated Learning, Assurance of Learning, Creative Industries, Creative Arts
ISBN: 9780980570618
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Creative Arts Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
Divisions: Current > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Authors & Australian Collaborative Education Network
Copyright Statement: The author(s) assign to the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN Inc.) an educational non- profit institution, non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction; provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The author(s) also grant a non exclusive licence to the Australian Collaborative Education Network to publish this document on the ACEN website and in other formats for the Proceedings ACEN National Conference Perth 2010. Any other use is prohibited without the express permission of the author(s). Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of research or private study, criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patent Act, 2005, this publication may only be reproduced, stored or transmitted, in any form or by any means, with the prior permission in writing of the publishers, or in the case of reprographic reproduction in accordance with the terms and licenses issued by the copyright Licensing Agency. Enquiries concerning reproduction outside those terms should be sent to the Australian Collaborative Education Network at the above address.
Deposited On: 21 Apr 2011 14:13
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2011 04:48

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