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Implementation of the learning in the workplace and community (LiWC) policy in an undergraduate computing course: the pros and cons of three possible approaches

Tan, Grace (2008) Implementation of the learning in the workplace and community (LiWC) policy in an undergraduate computing course: the pros and cons of three possible approaches. In: Work integrated learning (WIL) : transforming futures, practice ... pedagogy ... partnerships : e-proceedings. Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology, Sydney , Sydney, pp. 515-521.

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Abstract

A new policy to embed workplace contextual learning is progressively being implemented at Victoria University; the implementation mandates that by 2010 all courses incorporate at least a 25% component of learning in the workplace. Compliance with the 25% shift poses significant challenges for its implementation in an undergraduate computing course, where it is expected to impact upon course structure, unit deliveries, assessment practices, and course administration. This discussion paper explores three possible models of realising the LiWC policy in the undergraduate computing course: (1) incorporation of the 25% component acrossseveral units of the existing course; (2) introduction of an additional one-year long co-operative education internship; and (3) replacement of several units with a one-semester long workplace experience. The paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each of the proposed approaches. .--WACE Asia Pacific Conference, 30 September-3 October 2008, Sydney

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9780980570601
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID14675, collaborative education, computing education, course management, curriculum development, workplace learning, vocational education and training, VET, Australia
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
SEO Classification > 9399 Other Education and Training
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2013 03:01
Last Modified: 12 May 2014 07:49
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/5877
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