Work integrated learning curriculum for undergraduate psychology: a case study

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O'Shea, A.. 2011. "Work integrated learning curriculum for undergraduate psychology: a case study." Byrne, Don (ed.) 46th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference 2011. Canberra, Australia 04 - 08 Oct 2011 Melbourne, Australia.
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Work integrated learning curriculum for undergraduate psychology: a case study

Presentation TypePaper
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AuthorO'Shea, A.
EditorsByrne, Don
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 46th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference
ERA Conference ID50300
Number of Pages1
Year2011
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
ISBN9780909881436
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.psychology.org.au/Assets/Files/Combined-Abstracts-of-2011-Australian-Psychology-Conferences.pdf
Conference/Event46th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference 2011
Australian Psychological Society (APS) Annual Conference
Event Details
46th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference 2011
Event Date
04 to end of 08 Oct 2011
Event Location
Canberra, Australia
Event Details
Australian Psychological Society (APS) Annual Conference
APS Annual Conference
Abstract

A four-year undergraduate degree in Psychology is offered by the University of Southern Queensland on the Springfield campus. In addition to providing the more usual opportunities for students to develop competencies required in a four-year undergraduate psychology degree, as outlined by APAC requirements, this degree program also requires students to engage in and progress through a series of
scaffolded Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities, with the goal of producing more industry-aware and work-ready graduates. These activities constitute six courses offered in semesters one and two over the first three years of the program. WIL activities range from highly-structured, university-based opportunities to learn and practise practitioner skills to participation in university-supported, client-driven team projects and individual, externally supported professional placements in psychology and psychology-related industries. It is proposed that these activities vary in a number of ways including locus of support and degree of learning complexity. A multi-dimensional, learner-centred model of this curriculum will be presented and discussed.

Keywordsprofessional practice; students; work ready; field placements
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390303. Higher education
390114. Vocational education and training curriculum and pedagogy
390409. Learning sciences
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The author/s will retain copyright of their abstract, in addition to the moral rights they are entitled to as author/s of the abstract. The Australian Psychological Society Ltd does not hold copies of any papers presented at conferences. A formal paper was not produced for publication in the conference proceedings as the APS conference organisers decided not to offer this in 2011.

Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Psychology
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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