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Seminar: Designing a Bridging Framework to Span Work and Learning

You are invited to a research presentation by Dr Jayde Cahir and David Bartolo on the Matchmaking Project Study, designing a bridging framework for cross-institutional collaboration in professional practice and work-based learning. This presentation is the first of a new PACE Research Seminar Series designed to promote research, scholarship and networking within the Macquarie community.

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Evaluation, Internships and Community Partners 

Our undergraduate students enrolled in the PACE unit “Internships in Social Research” frequently conduct evaluation studies for different community partners. However, we noticed that the time-frame of a single semester is too short for developing a sophisticated evaluation plan, as well as implementing it…

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Modelling Partnerships: Exploring a Whole of Region Approach to Partnership Development and Management

Catherine Ennis, Faculty PACE Manager in Faculty of Science and Engineering, has been awarded a PACE Development Grant, entitled, Modelling Partnerships: Exploring a Whole of Region Approach to Partnership Development and Management.

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“We want Macquarie staff to embrace their inner entrepreneur”

It’s an exciting time to be a Macquarie student, say Joseph Park and Divij Mehra from the Asia-Pacific Student Entrepreneurship Society (ASES). They have just launched a new entrepreneurial space on campus called The Garage. But that’s just the beginning, and they want Macquarie staff along for the ride.

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Debriefing: Why do we use it?

Do you use debriefing in your unit? How have you used it? Have you found it to be a successful strategy?

There are various claims about the effectiveness of debriefing for achieving a variety of learning outcomes. In Learning through Participation (LTP), where students undertake some kind of industry internship or project work with a community organisation (such as through the PACE program), debriefing has been credited with fostering better knowledge acquisition and retention, skill improvements, heightened perceptions of self-competence, and attitudinal changes among other benefits (e.g. Chronister & Brown, 2012).

Isn’t debriefing and reflection the same thing? What’s the difference?

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Does WIL work?

Work-integrated learning (WIL) initiatives are increasingly being incorporated into university curricula, as part of a broader undertaking to prepare students for the workplace.

But does WIL make students more work-ready or employable?

There has been much anecdotal speculation, with little direct evidence until now. An OLT funded project recently released their findings in a report entitled “The Impact of Work-integrated Learning on Student Work-Readiness” (Smith, Ferns & Russell, 2014). The report provides some evidence that WIL does in fact make a difference.

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PACE Collaborates at ACEN 2014

It was all about ‘Work Integrated Learning: Building Capacity’ at ACEN, Australia’s recent national conference, held on the Gold Coast from 29 September -3 October 2014.  Macquarie  University fielded a team of PACE researchers and practitioners across a range of disciplines.  Our Faculty of Business and Economics (FOBE) representatives for PACE included Dr Leanne Carter (Director), Diana Caruso (Manager), Ashleigh Cassilles (Senior Administrator) and Chris Bilsland (adjunct unit convenor and PhD research candidate).

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