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Developing a Work Integrated Learning Community of Practice


Marlow, AH and Keech, SA, Developing a Work Integrated Learning Community of Practice, Teaching Matters 2015: Tasmanian Blends, 2 December. 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Work Integrated Learning is currently topical on higher education and government agendas both nationally and globally. The concepts of ‘employability’ and ‘work readiness’ are being discussed and promoted by industry and education providers. The University of Tasmania supports WIL as a integral learning and teaching activity and acknowledges the community engagement which occurs as a direct result.

Currently all faculties and schools are required to comply with the university’s WIL policy, yet a range of understandings of the intricacies related to embedding WIL into curricula exist. The subsequent initiation of a UTAS WIL Community of Practice (CoP) has provided a central point for communication, collaboration and sharing of best practice activity related to WIL. In particular, the WIL CoP has provided an opportunity to network and foster collegial interdisciplinary activity. Potentially, the WIL CoP will lead to innovative collaborations with placement and industry WIL partners.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:Work Integrated Learning; Community of Practice
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and curriculum not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Marlow, AH (Ms Annette Marlow)
UTAS Author:Keech, SA (Ms Sheree Keech)
ID Code:105833
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Faculty of Health
Deposited On:2016-01-15
Last Modified:2016-01-18

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