Friday, March 26, 2010

Australian higher education in the workplace

The Australian Collaborative Education Network will hold its 2010 NATIONAL CONFERENCE at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia, 29 September 2010. The Call for Abstracts closes 31 March 2010 and registrations are now open.
Australian Collaborative Education Network Inc.
29 Sept – 1 Oct 2010
Curtin University of Technology
Perth, Western Australia
Conference Update #2



Selected ‘best papers’ from the conference will be invited to be refined and resubmitted as proposed publications for the following book and journals
In addition to the previously announced high profile speakers (Professor Mantz Yorke and Ms Mary Hicks) we are please to advise that we now have a third keynote speaker
  • Mr Peter Tyree
    President, Business /Higher Education Round Table
    Former Chairman of the Tyree Group of Companies
Peter is the former Chairman of the Tyree Group of Companies, one of the largest non public companies in Australia. As an Electrical Engineer he has attained a diverse knowledge in the areas of energy, waste water treatment facilities, and electrical conductors. Peter’s “give to society” attitude has seen him work in charitable and industry bodies as well as keeping long term relationships with several universities. In his relationships with universities, his involvement has been as a member of a number of “visiting” Committees, School and Faculty Advisory Boards and Foundations, particularly the University of Wollongong, University of Sydney and the University of NSW, each of which has given Peter deep insights into how important the Business/Higher Education relationships are. Peter took on the role of President, Business/Higher Education Round Table in February 2010.

Monday 27 September 2010 - 1.00pm Venue: Murdoch University
WIL Research and Scholarship Symposium (Open to active researchers).

If you are interested in research or scholarship in Work Integrated Learning, here is an opportunity for you to get involved in an exciting national event to explore WIL research and create research/scholarship partnerships and initiatives. This Roundtable kicks off a national WIL conference at Curtin University and will bring together renowned international researchers with Australia’s best WIL scholars and you have an opportunity to be an active participant. The Roundtable will identify research priorities for WIL in Australia, forge research partnerships and develop collaborative, cross-institutional research initiatives.
If you are an active researcher and would like to contribute please contact Rick Cummings (
Cost: Nil

Attend two workshops and get a 30% discount off the second (Symposium not included)

Workshop 1 Tuesday 28 September 2010 - 9.00am to 12noon
Venue: Curtin University of Technology
The WIL Process: Setting up effective WIL programs
Presenter: A/Prof Jan Orrell ...

Workshop 2 Tuesday 28 September 2010 - 1.00pm to 4pm
Venue: Curtin University of Technology
The Work of WIL: The fine balance of managing WIL workload: employer relations; and student expectations
Presenters: Carol-joy Patrick and Merrelyn Bates ...

Workshop 3 Tuesday 28 September 2010 - 1.00 pm to 4pm
Venue: Curtin University of Technology
Understanding and researching WIL: a workshop for new WIL researchers
Presenters: Dr Franziska Trede and A/Prof Maree Simpson ...
From: Call for Abstracts, ACEN, 2010.

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