Leading WIL: distributed leadership approach to enhance work integrated learning outcomes
|Grant (ex GST):||$219,000|
|Program:||Leadership for Excellence|
|Project Discipline:||(X) Not disciplinary based|
|Project Keywords:||Community of practice, Distributed leadership, Master Class, Work integrated learning|
Partner InstitutionsAustralian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN), Central Queensland University, Deakin University, University of Western Sydney, Victoria University
Project TeamMs Carol-Joy Patrick (Project Leader), Dr Calvin Smith, Ms Judie Kay, Ms Leoni Russell, Associate Professor Dineli Mather, Associate Professor Malcolm Campbell, Associate Professor Dale Holt, Associate Professor David Jorgensen, Mrs Beth Tennent, Ms Freny Tayebjee, Dr Wayne Fallon, Dr Merrelyn Bates
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) provides rich, relevant learning through a partnership between
universities and employers. Through a collaborative approach to building knowledge, the capability and
capacity of experienced WIL leaders in the university and workplace will be enhanced for improved
student outcomes. Having established how and where WIL leadership is situated, the project will identify
the critical challenges to WIL leadership capabilities and structures. Through institutionally-based Master
Classes that model and employ a distributed learning approach, through national Communities of
Practice and a WIL Leadership Summit, a framework and guidelines to support WIL leadership capacity
building nationally will be developed, trialled and validated. The project will draw upon expertise and
experiences of staff from five Australian universities, each with a demonstrated strong WIL commitment.
The distributive leadership approach to WIL will be developed and tested within employer-based
individual disciplines. The framework and guidelines will be sustained nationally through the key WIL
professional association, the Australian Collaborative Education Network.
The information on this project's page was updated 26 July, 2011.