Case Studies of Successful WIL

Career preparation

Developing Career Readiness in Science Graduates – Project team: Amanda Able (Project leader), James Botten, Michelle Coulson, Olivier Fahy, Ruby Hume, Adrian Hunter, Sara Krivickas, Beth Loveys, Andrew MacKinnon, Jamie Priest, Karina Riggs, Trent Weir (University of Adelaide).

My Career – An integrated program of career development learning activities – Project team: Associate Professor Louise Lexis (Project leader), Associate Professor Brianna Julien (Project leader), Dr Jason Brown, Dr Jarrod Church, Dr Caroline Taylor, Dr Jency Thomas, and Dr Chris Van Der Poel, School of Agriculture, Biomedicine and Environment, La Trobe University

WIL in the classroom

Authentic assessment in chemistry labs – Dr Angela Ziebell, School of Chemistry, Monash University
Bio-business management in a postgraduate biotechnology course – Dr Jeff Yeoman and Dr Damian Spencer, Department of Biochemistry and Genetics, La Trobe University
Transforming Laboratory Learning – Prof. Tina Overton, School of Chemistry, Monash University

Workplace WIL

Unifying WIL in Science* – Assoc. Prof. Tina Acuña (Project Leader), The University of Tasmania, School of Land and Food
Providing WIL across complex interconnected science degrees* – Dr Jo-Anne Chuck (Project Leader), Western Sydney University, School of Science and Health (Parramatta Campus)
Exploring alternate models for WIL in Science: Linking Work with Learning* – Assoc. Prof Susan Rowland and Prof. Peter Adams (Project Leaders), The University of Queensland, Faculty of Science and Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation
Academic WIL  – Dr Michael Whelan, School of Environment, Science and Engineering, Southern Cross University
Agribusiness Industry Experience Program – Dr Susan Low and Dr Sarita Bennett, School of Molecular and Life Sciences, Curtin University

Industry projects

Development of professional skills in science students through a work integrated learning honours stream* – Dr Rowan Brookes (Project Leader), Monash University, School of Biological Sciences

WIL at scale

Scaling-up Professional Experience Programs: developing a framework to support broad-based WIL* – Prof. Peter C Meier (Project Leader), University of Technology, Sydney, Faculty of Science
Learning to Work, Working to Learn: Curriculum design and teaching practice for WIL in the Natural and Physical Sciences* – Prof. Malcolm Campbell (Project Leader), Deakin University, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
*These case studies have been prepared by The Lighthouse Projects, sponsored by the ACDS WIL in Science project (2015 – 2016) and funded by the Office of the Chief Scientist.