ACEN / NCSEHE online discussion — Equity and Access in Work Integrated Learning
20 May 2021
The NCSEHE partnered with the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) to present an online discussion on 20 May, featuring NCSEHE-funded research on online Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for equity students.
As universities experience rapid growth in the uptake of WIL strategies, concern has been raised for issues around equity and access. Who participates in WIL? How does program or activity design impact on students’ ability to participate? In this session, discipline groups are encouraged to reflect on challenges and enablers of equity and access in WIL.
The session included a student speaker and a presentation by Associate Professor Amani Bell (University of Sydney) on the NCSEHE-funded project, Exploring benefits and challenges of online WIL for equity students.
Presentation and summary notes
ACEN Critical Conversations provides a platform for discussion around current issues facing WIL practitioners. Driven by the ACEN Professional Development and Resources committee, this virtual session involves facilitated online conversations in discipline groups. We invite you to speak up, share your thoughts on what matters to you most and offer strategies to encourage one another in our WIL community.