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Managing project-based workplace learning at a distance: University-Health Service partnership in a Master's program


Osborne, J, Managing project-based workplace learning at a distance: University-Health Service partnership in a Master's program, Australia's Academic and Research Network Education 2011-2021 summit, 15-18 February 2011, Sydney, Australia, pp. 79. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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This case description outlines the development of a Masterís course in clinical leadership involving a partnership arrangement between the University of Tasmania and a NSW Area Health Service, where partners are based in different states and course participants complete their studies predominantly in distance mode. Workplace learning through project implementation is core to the course. The University takes responsibility for the development and delivery of online units, while the Health Service partner has major responsibility for the coordination and assessment of workplace learning assignments, with the academic moderation of the University teaching team. The integration of theory based units with project implementation has been well received by course participants. Distance factors provide significant challenges for course implementation. Early course evaluations have informed revisions to unit structures, but changes in the client base may force revisions to course delivery to maintain participant access to study materials and activities. Lecturers, health service instructors, course participants and their workplace supervisors are all affected by changing dynamics.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Osborne, J (Ms Jo Osborne)
ID Code:75662
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Learning & Teaching
Deposited On:2012-02-08
Last Modified:2013-06-04

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