DIY Career Development: Integrating learning and work
What you'll learn
- Students exploring university options will be able to confidently identify which courses include Work Integrated Learning
- Students on Work Integrated Learning courses will be able to explain their learning more effectively according to Work Integrated Learning expectations
- Industry partners considering participating in Work Integrated Learning will be able to develop the skills to facilitate and implement Work Integrated Learning
- Universities participating in Work Integrated Learning will be able to create, develop, monitor and enhance Work Integrated Learning
- Tutors teaching/facilitating Work Integrated Learning will be able to confidently design and deliver Work Integrated Learning
- Universities will be able to consider how they can scale their work integrated learning capabilities
- There are no course requirements or prerequisites
So you thinking about going to university to improve your career prospects? You don't just want to study theory but you also want to have hands-on experience but you don't know where to start? How do you know what work integrated learning options fit your career aspirations the best?
Or you are a university thinking about increasing your student employability? You want your graduates to be job-ready. Perhaps you already have work-integrated learning but are interested in improving your outcomes and practice, perhaps you want to scale up or cope with growth? Perhaps you want to know how to make all of the curriculum more work-based?
Or you are a company thinking about talent spotting through internships, placements or apprenticeships? Work integrated learning is an excellent way with low risk to socialise potential future talent. But how does it work? How can you be part of the system? How do you know what would suite your professional context?
Work integrated learning is about learning taking place within the context of work. It is applied knowledge, where what is being learned can be immediately applied in the real world of work. This course is about work integrated learning as a career strategy aimed at students looking to go or already at university, industry partners looking to or already involved in work integrated learning and universities and tutors looking to or already involved in work integrated learning course. It is a Do It Yourself (DIY) kind of course, providing information to allow you to make informed decisions. It provides definitions and explanations of work integrated learning, complexities, examples, resources and templates. Discover a growing strategy in career development, called work integrated learning.
Free workshops with downloadable material available at the end of the course.
Updated material such as a case study example to keep content current. Free to download.
Who this course is for:
- Students looking to go to university or students in university (especially those on Work Integrated Learning courses)
- Industry looking to apply or be involved in Work Integrated Learning
- Universities and tutors looking to apply or already involved in Work Integrated Learning
Trevor Gerhardt is passionate about teaching, education and training. He has been involved in creating courses since the late 1990's, teaching at various universities since the mid 2000s and mentoring people since the late 1980s. He started as a children and youth worker, and is now involved in various organisations internationally in teaching, training and curriculum development. Trevor is passionate creating courses to help people reach their aspirations and potential.