This page provides information and resources about educational, practical and administrative matters that relate to workplace learning (WPL).
The CSU WPL Guide provides an overview of WPL and its definition and purpose. This document drives CSU's WPL Strategy, its scholarship and quality WPL processes at an institutional level through provision of good practice guidelines. It aligns with the University Strategy, CSU Values, CSU Research Narrative and strengthens the CSU Ethos of 'Yindyamarra Winhanganha" or 'For the public good".
CSU WPL guide.pdf
EFPI has developed an online course for WPL educators (academics, practitioners who supervise students in their workplace, university liaison staff who monitor students on workplace placements, mentors, etc.) with information and insights into the many aspects of WPL. These modules have information about all aspects of WPL and are useful for all CSU academic and professional staff.
Online Modules for Leadership in WPL
As part of an Office for Teaching and Learning (OLT) grant the following 7 modules were developed with the aim to
(i) enhance WPL leadership capabilities
(ii) improve workplace learning program quality
(iii) improve students' learning experience
Module 1 - Fieldwork coordinator as academic leader (Developing fieldwork coordinator leadership capability)
Module 2 - Delivering an effective fieldwork program
Module 3 - The role of quality in fieldwork programs
Module 4 - Fieldwork coordinator as academic Leader (Developing fieldwork partners for student learning)
Module 5 - Creating and sustaining fieldwork partnerships
Module 6 - Innovation in fieldwork and managing change
Module 7 - Personal leadership capabilities and their development
These modules are best used in a workshop setting with a facilitator. If you are interested in a leadership program for WPL coordinators – academic and professional staff – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about learning and assessment matters can be found in the following links.
Using mobile technology can be a good way of solving some of the dilemmas we face when implementing WPL. In this video Professor Franziska Trede outlines some practical ideas. http://www.csu.edu.au/division/student-learning/home/csu-academics/think-pieces/2015/Franziska_Trede
Development of interpersonal skills is an important part of being work-ready and this skill can be developed in many different types of placements, including community based organisations. The exemplar "Community Partnership" describes one such example. http://www.csu.edu.au/efpi/showcasing-p-b-e/exemplars-of-good-practice
Developing authentic assessment tasks can be challenging. This exemplar describes an assessment used in Psychology. Assessing Practice - Authentic Psychology Assessment http://www.csu.edu.au/efpi/showcasing-p-b-e/exemplars-of-good-practice
Professional practice is one of the Graduate Learning Outcomes (GLO) at CSU and WPL is an effective pedagogy for this purpose. This video clip outlines some things to think about when embedding GLO. Pedagogies for professional practice graduate learning outcomes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XrjD1ZZYOE&feature=youtu.be
Information about practical and administrative matters can be found in the following links.
Links coming soon.
WPL Occasional Papers
The Education For Practice Institute publishes an Occasional Paper series (ISSN 2201-8395) on an irregular basis. Occasional Papers are based on EFPI's activities. The Occasional Papers are short background or discussion papers too brief to be published as an article or chapter. Read more.
Information about research projects that might be of interest can be found at http://www.csu.edu.au/efpi/home/research/workplace-learning
Practice Based Education and WPL subjects in the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (GCLTHE) program
EFPI is teaching two elective subjects in the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (GCLTHE) program: