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1 1 Participation Criteria Lindie Clark A/g PACE Programs Director L&T Week 2010

2 2  Participation a key feature of the new curriculum (3rd P) Policy context Participation Planet People

3 3 Criteria for Participation Units Just as People & Planet units need to satisfy criteria, so too do Participation Units Participation criteria approved by Senate November 2009. Available from ASQC websiteASQC website Need to submit case for each unit to FSQC and ASQC for approval... call for 2011 nominations coming soon

4 4 Requirements in two key areas Community engagement Learning & Teaching

5 5 Community engagement Entering into a partnership of mutual benefit Local, national, or international Or within MQ Formalised in MOU or agreement Choice of partner Reflects ethical standards of MQ Satisfies appropriate risk assessment criteria Projects or activities that Help the partner achieve their mission Promote the well being of people and planet MQ PrivateGovtNGO

6 6 Rigorous academic framework to develop student capabilities Units need pre-approved as Participation Units by FSQC/ASQC/Senate Need to contain the following components Learning & Teaching Orientation Organisational/admin requirements MQ expectations Preparatory sessions Any preparatory assessment tasks Experience/Project Experience itself Assessment tasks including critically reflective practice if this is to be assessed Supporting activities Scaffolding for skill and knowledge development Final Wrap-up Debrief Any post-experience assessment tasks

7 7 Provide students with the opportunity to develop: Learning & Teaching cont. At least TWO cognitive capabilities Discipline-specific knowledge & skills Critical analytical and integrative thinking Problem solving and research capability Creativity and innovation At least TWO interpersonal and social capabilities Effective communication Engagement as ethical local and global citizens Engagement as socially and environmentally active and responsible citizens At least ONE personal capability Capable of professional and personal judgement and initiative Commitment to continuous learning

8 8 LTC resources and workshops PACE Hub staff Community of practitioners coming... Best practice seminars series coming... Criteria document itself (esp. re project types that help develop the required grad caps), e.g. DON’T PANIC, there’s help! working within limited budgets, working around system blockages requires student to understand problems from multiple perspectives and/or devise a range of effective solutions students face situations where conventional ‘answers’ don’t work and where new approaches are needed

9 9 The project... helps students explore future career and study opportunities enables students to critically reflect on and evaluate their own performance, including acknowledgement of limitations and mistakes encourages students to recognise their own skill development (and gaps) and plan for further education and training

10 10 Implementation 100-, 200- or 300-level PG possible too, but not required Minimum 50% of unit workload on participation (all 3 phases: orientation, experience, debrief) Minimum 20% of unit workload on experiential component 3cp > workload 135hrs > min 30hrs experience 6cp > workload 270hrs > min 60hrs experience

11 11 Examples of participation activities  Internships and Work-Integrated-Learning: e.g. Sociology, Media, Engineering, Health, Business, Accounting, etc.  Practicums with a partnership component: Education, Early Childhood  Field trips with a partnership component: community-based indigenous tourism initiatives in the Top End (Human Geography)  Service learning: community service + learning  Community development and/or research projects: multi- disciplinary or disciplinary-specific teams  Co-curricular activities: PAL, mentoring, volunteering (individual or group)  PACE International pilot projects: PNG, Philippines, Peru, etc  Social capital investment: social incubators catering to local community needs; community learning centres, etc.

12 12 Accreditation of participation units for 2011 and beyond  Discipline-specific – embedded in UG programs and majors  Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams – Faculty shell units Need to submit case for each proposed participation unit to FSQC and ASQC for approval... call for 2011 nominations coming soon Participation criteria and form available from ASQC websiteASQC What next?

13 13 Lindie Clark A/g Programs Director Nicole Yeates, Domestic Program Coordinator Jude Forder, International Program Coordinator Dave Rorke, International Program Officer Where are we? F9C Phone: 9850 9927 Local and Regional Email: PACE International Email: Meet the PACE Hub staff

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15 15 The shell units could be developed on a thematic basis, e.g.  Human Sciences – Developing Future Leaders (peer education, mentoring, early childhood development, youth development);  Science – Environmental Sustainability (sustainable living, climate change mitigation and adaptation)  Arts – Social Inclusion (indigenous issues, cross-cultural development, social justice, poverty reduction, human rights, gender)  FBE – Partner Capacity Building (including financial literacy) and Global Social Entrepreneurship Faculty shell units

16 16 Revised implementation horizon Staged implementation of PACE over the next 5+ years By 2012, a PACE unit will be a core requirement in a majority of UG degree programs (at least 50%)... PLUS there will be a range of other participation activities potentially open to all students via the Faculty shell units, optional/elective units in UG degree programs, and other co-curricular opportunities.

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