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Work Integrated Learning Virtual Conference 2021

Work-Integrated Learning on the Rise 2.0

Online Conference 29 - 30 April

Work-Integrated Learning New Zealand (WILNZ) presents the WILNZ 2021 Conference, hosted by the University of Waikato and WINTEC. WILNZ promotes work-integrated learning to education providers, workplaces and government in New Zealand.

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The annual WILNZ conference is focused on Work-Integrated Learning and Cooperative Education, providing a supportive and inspirational conference for practitioners and researchers from the tertiary education sector, industry, community and government.

When:
29-30th of April, 2021

Format: Online event

  • Watch keynote presentation and conference presentations on our Youtube Channels as set times
  • Live Q&A sessions and discussion after each presentation on the Zoom channels
  • The conference is aimed for NZ and international audience

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Presenters will be mostly from WILNZ members, intended for an international audience.  Non-members are invited to become WILNZ members.


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Denise Jackson

Keynote Speaker

Prof Denise Jackson is the Director of Work-Integrated Learning in the School of Business and Law and Edith Cown University, Australia. Denise has won a number of award in research and teaching, is on the national bard for ACEN (the Australian WIL Association), and has published widely in WIL and graduate employability. Denise will be presenting about developing and evidencing student employability through work-integrated learning, drawing from research exploring student employability, pathways of development, strategies for optimising learning outcomes, and the links to work-integrated learning

Programme

Thursday 29 April 2021

Time 
9.30am - 9.45am

CONNECT THROUGH ZOOM & CONFERENCE INSTRUCTIONS

9.45am - 10.00am

Conference Opening

University of Waikato/Wintec

Taki Turner (Kaumatua) & Neil Quigley (Vice-Chancellor)

10.00am – 10.35am

Full: TERTIARY WIL UPDATE (ROVE, UNZ; WIL Global, WACE & IJWIL)

Andy Martin, Angela Beaton, Jenny Fleming, Karsten Zegwaard 

10.35am – 11.00am

Full: Developing institutional-wide perspectives of WIL

Sandy Muller, Karsten Zegwaard and Hayley Ferrier-Kerr

11.00am – 11.30amBREAK
11.30am - 11.55am

Full: Research presentation 

Kim Burley

11.55am - 12.20pm

Full: Female practitioner’s perspectives of WIL in sport management in Aotearoa 

Sally Rae, Marilyn Waring and Irene Ryan

12.20pm - 12.45pm

Full: On-campus Collaborations and innovative WIL Practice 

Suzette Dyer, Heather Lowery-Kappes and Fiona Hurd

12.45pm - 1.30pmLUNCH BREAK
1.30pm - 2.15pm

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION + DISCUSSION: DEVELOPING AND EVIDENCING STUDENT EMPLOYABILITY THROUGH WIL

DENISE JACKSON EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY

2.15pm - 2.45pmKRISTINA HOEPNNER, CATALYST
2.45pm - 3.15pmBREAK
3.15pm - 3.40pm

Full: Mechanical engineering students’ perceptions on key WIL graduate attributes 

Joseph Thomas, Wendy Fox-Turnbull and Karsten Zegwaard

3.40pm - 4.05pm

Full: Graduate mechanical engineering perceptions on the value of WIL 

Joseph Thomas, Karsten Zegwaard and Wendy Fox-Turnbull

4.05pm - 4.15pmPRESENTATIONS Of WILNZ LIFE MEMBER AND FELLOW AWARDS
4.15pm - 5.00pmWILNZ AGM

Friday 30 April 2021

Time 
9.45am - 10.00amCONNECT THROUGH ZOOM & CONFERENCE INSTRUCTIONS
10.00am – 10.45am

Full: KEY THEME: UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING RISK IN WIL: A NZ UNIVERSITIES PERSPECTIVE

Kathryn Hay and Jenny Fleming

Key theme discussion: WIL risk

10.45am - 11.15amBREAK
11.15am – 11.40am

Full: Enabling engineering student learning through the use of WIL projects within a COVID-19 context: Learning success and challenges 

Peter Kovalsky and Karsten Zegwaard

11.40am - 12.05pm

Full: Facilitating ICT WIL Opportunities with a Māori Iwi: Lessons learnt 

Alvin Yeo, Danny Paruru and Annika Hinze

12.05pm - 12.30pm

Full: Developing soft skills to produce work-ready international graduate diploma
students in engineering: A comparative study 


Mohammad Al-Rawi, Praneel Chand, Jai Khanna and Sarla Kumari

12.30pm – 1.30pmLUNCH BREAK
1.30pm – 1.50pm

QP: WIL: Shaping employability skills for the future

Diana Ayling, Denisa Hebblethwaite and Nick Kearns

1.50pm – 2.10pm

QP: When things don’t go well: Challenging experiences encountered by hospitality students during internships.

Renuka Narayan and Jenny Fleming

2.10pm – 2.30pm

QP: Wash, soak, rinse, spin: Adaptivity and evolution in a WIL programme

Claire Timpany, Nicholas Vanderschantz and Emmanuel Turner

2.30pm – 2.50pm

QP: Using personal development plans to encourage reflective practice, and support employability skills development of students in multidisciplinary, industry co-created projects

Elna Fourie

2.50pm – 3.20pmBREAK
3.20pm – 3.40pm

QP: Introducing simulated WIL in engineering diploma final projects

Praneel Chand, Matt Foulkes and Siju Thomas

3.40pm – 4.00pm

QP: Pilot Phase of the degree apprenticeship in engineering with a pathway in asset management 

James Mackay

4.00pm – 4.20pm

QP: Ngā taonga hunahuna (hidden treasures) identified in WIL

Patricia Lucas, Sally Rae, Carolyn Cairncross, Nicola Waite and Robert Hogg

4.20pm – 4.40pm

QP: Positive and negative emotions in WIL

Patricia Lucas, Anna Rowe and Theresa Winchester-Seeto

4.40pm - 5.00pmCONFERENCE CLOSE
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