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Topical issues and good practice: Balancing expectations


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Background: As the tertiary sector continue to explore how we merge theoretical knowledge gained in academic studies to workplace experiences we have the delicate balance of managing expectations of students, academic supervisors and industry.
Wintec, Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise acknowledges the evolving adoption of new and old practices that seek to inform the collaborative learning that takes place as part of the Co-operative Education Project. Students undertaking the Bachelor of Applied Management and allied Graduate Diploma programme are required to complete work experience and a research project in their final year of study.
The intention among other benefits, is to expose students to real life experiences and replace class room learning with workplace learning spaces. The tertiary establishment gains an opportunity to develop and maintain stronger connections with industry, while understanding industry needs which assist in planning and developing curriculum. Industry have an opportunity to contribute to growing future leaders, while utilising the process as a recruitment strategy among other benefits.
Issues or unique features: This paper will touch on managing the expectations of students, academic supervisors and industry. It will highlight the benefits of gaining feedback and open to evolving practices to accommodate the changing needs of the various parties.
• The benefits of relationship management.
• Examples of feedback.
• Adopting a culture of evolution and change.
Implications/relevance to others in WIL: With change can come unsettledness or curiosity and excitement.

Item Type: Item presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: education, workplace experience, management
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
Depositing User: Maraea Nikora
Date Deposited: 14 May 2018 20:27
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 06:56

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