Successful WIL in science

  • Johnson, Elizabeth D (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Rice, John (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Varsavsky, Cristina (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Ward, Jo (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Campbell, Malcolm (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Holdsworth, John L (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Jorre de St Jorre, Trina (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Successful WIL in Science seeks to improve employability skills for the future for graduates in science and mathematics by increasing access to and participation in work-­‐integrated learning (WIL) embedded in science degrees. The project is prompted by recent studies demonstrating low levels of WIL in science and falling employment outcomes for graduates despite growing calls for graduates to lead innovation and technology innovation. Successful WIL in Science recognises the large body of advice and experience with WIL from related discipline areas (eg engineering, ICT), from completed OLT and predecessor bodies’ work and from the learning and teaching literature. It will add to these resources with authentic and integrated case studies of implementation of WIL in science, and the experience of students and recent graduates. The project will translate these resources into action by creating tailored tools for science faculties coupled with institutional peer mentoring. At the completion of this project, science faculties will have established leadership for WIL, a growing group of nationally recognised WIL in Science practitioners, an expanding set of resources for WIL and, most importantly, stronger links to industry for students studying science and mathematics.
Effective start/end date23/03/1731/10/18