AWL203 - Expand Your Experience

Unit details

Year:2023 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Placement

Trimester 2: Placement

Trimester 3: Placement

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: TBA
Trimester 2: TBA
Trimester 3: TBA
Prerequisite:

Students must have passed 6 credit points of study, prior to enrolling in this unit

Additional entry requirements may apply – please refer to the Faculty of Arts and Education Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Team for further information.

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Contact hours will vary based on the experience. Experiences are largely program-based. They will generally comprise work integrated learning (WIL)-related contact hours (approximately 100-120 hours), plus approximately 30-50 hours for reflection and assessment. Some experiences may require additional compulsory orientation events or briefings. Students must attend and participate in these activities on the scheduled days. Students will be provided clearer guidelines, based on the program, when applying.

Scheduled learning activities - online:

Contact hours will vary based on the experience. Experiences will generally comprise work integrated learning (WIL)-related contact hours (approximately 100-120 hours), plus approximately 30-50 hours for reflection and assessment. Some experiences may require additional compulsory orientation events or briefings. Students must attend and participate in these activities on the scheduled days, as outlined in their experience agreement.

In-person attendance requirements:

Work integrated learning (WIL) - related contact hours (approximately 100-120 hours)

Note:

Entry into this unit is by approved application only and quotas may apply.

Please contact the Faculty of Arts and Education Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Team for further information on the experiences on offer and how to apply

You may take both this unit and AWL300 Internship, subject to approval, to complete two different internship experiences throughout your course.

Content

This unit allows you to engage in a practical learning experience that is authentic to your chosen field of study and complements your personal and professional development goals. Whether you want to build a more empathetic understanding of diverse communities and cultures or have the opportunity to expand your professional and peer networks by being able to connect with other motivated problem-solvers, change-makers and creatives, there are a range of opportunities available. Options include study tours, global experiential learning programs, volunteering opportunities with community organisations, collaborative projects for clients, and internships. You will reflect on your experience through a progressive assessment process, which is designed to help you consider the ways in which the experience has expanded your capacity to contribute responsibly, inclusively and impactfully as a global citizen.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Identify competencies for working effectively with a diverse range of people in professional and academic contexts.

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO2

Critically reflect on the ways in which situations of difference and diversity can facilitate new pathways of understanding.

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO3

Explain how the authentic work-related learning experience has related to their disciplinary expertise and employability.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO4

Discover opportunities to further develop or enhance specific personal and professional capabilities as a result of the experience.

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 – Learning Portfolio designed around the WIL experience 4000 words
or equivalent
100% Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via: AWL203

Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.