jigsawDimensions of Quality for WIL
New module for 2019

Facilitators: Dr. Sonia Ferns, Curtin University, Australia and Dr. Norah McRae, University of Waterloo, Canada
Wk beg Aim of activity Online activity by participants
Mar 18 Introductions: Getting to know other participants & familiarization Online introductions to discuss the complexities of quality in a WIL context and outline module activities.  Visit the online portal to become familiar with the platform and post an introduction. Register for the first webinar.
Mar 25 Quality white paper and comment on how this would fit within national and institutional context Read McRae et al. and comment on how this fits within your national and institutional context.  Post a comment online and respond to comments of other participants. Post comments online and respond to comments of other participants. Attend Webinar One.
April 1 Student as stakeholder Select an appropriate reading of your choice and comment on quality from a student’s perspective.  What are the quality dimensions of WIL relevant to the student experience?  Post comments online and respond to comments of other participants. Book in for the second webinar.
April 8 Employer/host organization as stakeholder Select an appropriate reading and comment on quality from an employer’s/host organisation’s perspective. What are the quality dimensions of WIL relevant to industry/community stakeholders?  Post comments online and respond to comments of other participants. Book in for the second webinar.
April 15 Educator as stakeholder Select an appropriate reading and comment on quality from an educator’s perspective.  What are the quality dimensions of WIL relevant to the educator?  Highlight the challenges faced by educators in ensuring quality in a WIL context.  Post comments online and respond to comments of other participants. Webinar date/s finalised.
Easter Weekend April 19 – 22.  Webinars are scheduled for May 6.  Alternative arrangements can be made to accommodate mid-semester break if needed
April 29 Institution as stakeholder; read an article and comment Select an appropriate reading and comment on quality from an institutional perspective.  What are the quality dimensions of WIL determined by institutional policies and procedures?  How can an institution support quality practices in WIL?  Post comments online and respond to comments of other participants.
May 6 Government as stakeholder Select an appropriate reading and comment on quality from government’s perspective.  How do regulatory bodies design and implement quality standards in WIL?  How are the standards monitored and practiced? Post comments online and respond to comments of other participants.
May 13 Webinar and module conclusion Present a webinar: Identify one area of quality that interests you.  Consider the quality dimension and how you will embed it in your own practice.  What changes will you make to your current practice?  Outline your aims, actions and achievements as per the Framework.  Post a final reflection online.