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Title: Beyond Placements: Using Curriculum Mapping to Embed WIL Across a Chemistry Major
Contributor(s): Smith, Erica  (author)orcid ; Reid, Jacqueline  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2017
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Abstract: The University of New England (UNE) is located in regional NSW, and approximately 50% of our science students study off-campus. Improving graduate employability through WIL activities at UNE is a challenge because work placement and industry interaction are more difficult than for large city-based universities with primarily on-campus students. The Chemistry major at UNE is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. However, previous mapping exercises have not provided information on where and when core competencies are taught, practiced and assessed, nor included certain WIL skills that are not explicitly captured by the Chemistry Threshold Learning Outcomes (TLO). To guarantee the employability of our graduates, we need to ensure the primary foci of our program are development of the core skills that enable an individual to walk into a position and adapt to that role and that WIL skills are embedded throughout.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: The 23rd Australian Conference for Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME), Melbourne, Australia, 27th - 29th September, 2017
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2017, p. 5-5
Publisher: UniServe Science
Place of Publication: Sydney, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 039999 Chemical Sciences not elsewhere classified
130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930201 Pedagogy
930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified
970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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