Tag Archives: work-integrated learning

The Power of PACE: Transitioning from University to Employment

“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

Seeking Senior Research Assistants for PACE

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.

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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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A brand new ballgame: Students, software and startups

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.

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Chance to win – complete survey on work-based learning

We are seeking feedback from staff and students on the opportunity to explore collaborations and new approaches to learning and work. We’re particularly interested in staff and students from Business, Marketing, Media, Education, Economics and Information Technology.

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Future trend in higher education?

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.

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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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