The aim of this large-scale scoping study of work integrated learning in higher education was to identify issues and map a broad and growing picture of WIL across Australia and to identify ways of improving the student learning experience in relation to WIL. Evidence highlighted the importance of strong partnerships between stakeholders (students, university academic and professional staff, employers, professional associations, and government) in facilitating effective learning outcomes for students. A set of recommendations (Chapter 1) and an implementation framework (Chapter 9) are project outcomes. Thirty curriculum vignettes, providing a snapshot of a broad range of practices, are available from the website.
The Resource Library contains a collection of higher education learning and teaching materials flowing from projects funded by the Commonwealth of Australia including those from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.
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The APP Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice Instrument - Clinical Educator Resource Manual
The academic’s and policy-maker’s guides to the teaching-research nexus
This excellent resource provides a summary of current thinking on the Teaching-Research Nexus (TRN) for academics, university staff, policy makers and students. The benefits of the TRN for students is presented and is supported with a large number of links to examples of TRN practice by discipline and year levels which should prove to be particularly useful for academics designing or revising existing courses or units. Links to strategy and policy making are also included. The site provides a framework for developing curricula that links teaching and research and is a useful collection of curriculum design ideas for academics. Nineteen concrete examples are presented. The resource may be used to aid the development or review of policies that promote (or hinder) the teaching-research nexus. There are materials supporting all levels of policy makers including government policy makers, those developing university wide policies at Deputy Vice-Chancellor level, and other policy leaders such as heads of departments or schools. In a short commentary the authors give advice to those academics early in their career or wanting to build their career. The main focus is on the advantages of being conscious of the RTN in their work as an academic. This is very much a personal view from the authors and contains only one reference.
Curriculum and pedagogic bases for effectively integrating practice-based experiences
Bridging gaps in music teacher education: developing exemplary practice models using peer collaboration
Promoting classroom experiments in undergraduate economics teaching
The WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Report
Leading for effective partnering in clinical contexts
Developing agentic professionals through practice-based pedagogies
Developing a Model for Interprofessional Education during Clinical Placements for Medical and Nursing Undergraduate Students
The academic’s and policy-maker’s guides to the teaching-research nexus
A programmatic approach to developing writing embedded in nursing courses
Research to discover the ways in which writing is taught and assessed in the Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program at Griffith University, and more widely in Australia and New Zealand, was undertaken in this Fellowship. Models which best describe and guide the teaching and assessment of writing in the BN program were identified and ways of capacity development of staff, to more effectively teach and assess writing, were explored.
Developing cross-disciplinary leadership capacity for enhancing the professional education of multidisciplinary mental health workers
This project and resources support a distributed leadership approach to cross-disciplinary education and training for mental health practitioners who will take up multidisciplinary mental health placements. Resources provided:
- Multimedia (video) accounts of multidisciplinary mental health practice are available from the website inlcuding materials focusing on the philosophy, ontology, epistemology and methods of the five major mental health disciplines of mental health nursing, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology and social work, and multimedia examples of sufferers’ experiences of mental health services.
- Student placement preparation workshop workbook materials
- Student placement workbook materials.
- Workbooks and accompanying PowerPoint slides for facilitators
- Annotated bibliography
- Links to Codes of Ethics websites.
Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice (APP)
A preliminary search of the physiotherapy literature revealed a lack of systematic studies to determine the validity and reliability of instruments for assessing clinical competence of students in physiotherapy programs worldwide (Beckman et al. 2005; Stickley 2005). The project group therefore proposes a method for the development of a standardised assessment procedure that meets the needs of students and educators and provides valid and reliable measurements of student clinical competence.
Specific project aims were to:
- develop a competency based assessment instrument to evaluate the performance of physiotherapy students in the workplace;
- investigate and refine the psychometric properties of the instrument; and
- investigate the viability of using the instrument as a measure of physiotherapy competency in the practice environment
The Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice instrument (APP) is a standardised clinical assessment tool with rigorous field testing behind its development. The APP has been endorsed by the Council of Physiotherapy Deans of Australia and New Zealand (CPDANZ) which has strongly recommended its use in university entry level programs in Australasia. The APP is listed as a validated tool for the assessment of student clinical competence by the Australian Physiotherapy Council in its Accreditation of Entry Level Physiotherapy Programs -- A Manual for Universities. The APP is now used in the majority of accredited entry level physiotherapy programs throughout Australasia.
The resource comprises the Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice Clinical Education Resource Manual and a DVD. The Resource Manual contains a comprehensive description of the APP instrument including desirable professional behaviours and practical performance targets which make up the performance indicators for each of the 20 items as well as detailed guidance for scoring of each item.
The DVD cannot be used as a stand-alone resource. It is provided to support clinical educators in applying the APP and/or for training in assessment using the APP. Prior to viewing the DVD therefore, users will need to familiarise themselves with the APP instrument and its associated performance indicators, as well as how best to use the case studies provided on the DVD.
The resource will be of great value to academics involved in preclinical and clinical education of physiotherapy students, to clinical educators and preceptors in the field and indeed to students themselves as a self-directed learning tool. Because of its standardisation and wide adoption in Australasia, there is a great potential for the APP to be used for benchmarking purposes and for comparison of assessment outcomes in physiotherapy programs which may be quite varied in their design and delivery.
Developing and sustaining pedagogical leadership in early childhood education and care professionals
The project team sought to devise a professional development strategy to support Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) professionals to develop their leadership capacity, thereby increasing their confidence about how their own knowledge, understandings and skills might contribute to the design and implementation of integrated services in ECEC. Integrated practice in the early years occurs in practice settings where disciplines of early childhood education and health care and community services, work together to support children and families.
Writing In Nursing Education
The Writing In Nursing Education (WINE) EndNote library consists of 300 references on the learning and teaching of writing. As well as references from nursing journals, hard copy and online resources are included.
The enclosed resource can be opened by EndNote