WBL9001 Workplace-based Learning Plan (1 unit)
This course will enable the student to identify their program objectives and will focus on the development of a Learning Plan, generally based on their Learning Portfolio, which will outline the complementary studies and workplace-based project(s) to be taken in order to fulfil these objectives. Discussion within the workplace will help to ascertain the time available to undertake the workplace-based project(s) within normal working time. The workplace-based project(s) will be outlined, an appropriate unit size for each project will be determined and methods of demonstrating contextualized learning experiences and augmented expertise will be identified. Students will also show how the project(s) may benefit the workplace. They will also show how they will explore and communicate the relevance of literature related to specific fields of interest. The Learning Plan is based upon the following elements: the personal and professional reasons and rationale for the doctorate (including the place of Workplace- based units within it); the ways is which the student will explore learning opportunities and the development of Workplace-based learning projects with relevant stakeholders; and the actual Workplace-based projects including - the scope and levels of the projects; the resources needed for the projects incorporating any required complementary studies; project plans and timetables; the evidence that is proposed to support the claim that higher-level learning is an outcome (reports, artefacts, presentations, evaluations). It is expected that there will be considerable negotiation between the student and the USQ Adviser to ensure that the Learning Plan will clearly outline a cohesive, relevant learning pathway.