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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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
Refereed: Yes
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 > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
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