This presentation will address the outcomes of a commissioned learning and teaching grant aimed at enhancing quality supervision for students undertaking work integrated learning (WIL) through the adaptation, delivery and evaluation of an online training module for all staff involved in supervision of USC students across the disciplines of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sport and Exercise Science and Occupational Therapy. The overarching objectives of this project were to: • improve student learning outcomes while on WIL through empowering supervisors so that they can directly influence the quality of supervision of students • enhance leadership skills of USC clinical educators and trainers in facilitating the training module, and build staff capability in WIL • enhance collaboration between the university and placement sites with improved recognition of the importance of high quality supervision, mentoring and teaching of students during WIL • result in a sustainable product (training module) that can be used as a benchmark for professional development of external WIL supervisors. The presentation will showcase the training module developed specifically for this project, present the outcomes of discussions with supervisors and clinical educators, and discuss the feasibility of implementation to other disciplines across the university. This will lead to further collaboration through dialogue and interaction across faculties in regards to quality supervision in WIL.
2015 Learning & Teaching Week: Teaching Visions: Seeing Teaching in New Ways, Sunshine Coast, Australia 14-18 September 2015
2015 Learning & Teaching Week Program Book / pp.24