“It was great to be able to network with professionals in the industry I am interested in making a career of, and I’m currently considering a variety of further study options related to the work I completed on my placement.” Madelyn Hawken (Aspire Early Intervention) Continue reading The Power of PACE: Transitioning from University to Employment
Communities of practice have long been recognised as valuable form of collective learning; a way to share ideas and strategies, develop solutions to problems, and generate innovations.
The Macquarie University Faculty of Business and Economics PACE team is seeking one or more casual Senior Research Assistants to support internal projects including the co-creation of curriculum for work-integrated learning in international business and the integration of generic skills in the business curriculum.
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.
This summer, four software technology and engineering students completed internships at an ambitious Sydney startup, moneyball.com.au. The students developed vital professional skills in an environment that is impossible to replicate outside industry, while representing Macquarie’s programs and technologies to a new audience – and two were subsequently offered roles at the company.
Lindie Clark talks about what the new Learning and Teaching Strategic Framework might mean for the PACE program at Macquarie, and how we know that experiential learning really works.
I recently attended a satellite event of the Universities Australia‘s Higher Education Conference 2015 in Canberra. Whilst focused on strategic initiatives supporting learning outcomes across higher education, some interesting ideas were discussed around: work-readiness and work integrated learning; and disaggregated and unbundled learning environments.
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?