2 Work-integrated learning Curriculum development, based on the needs of the occupational field. Supportive client-base Logistical arrangements
3 The design of the work-integrated learning of students/learners (the experiential learning as part of the integrated programme curriculum). Curriculum development Supportive client-base Logistical arrangements
4 Work-integrated learning Curriculum development Cultivation of a supportive client-base that would offer sufficient and appropriate work placements (or community-service settings); and that would ensure continued programme relevance through advisory input. Logistical arrangements
5 Supportive client-base Work-integrated learning Curriculum development The logistical organisation, co-ordination and assessment of the experiential learning/training of students/learners.
6 Success of the experiential learning component(s) of a co-operative education programme is dependent on a number of key issues, e.g.: The experiential learning curriculum and guidelines (courseware). Registration for experiential learning and where needed placement assistance. Orientation (briefing and objective setting) prior to commencement of experiential learning. Planning and contracting of an individual student’s experiential learning.
7 Success of experiential learning … key issues continues: Appointment of a work-place mentor (supervisor of experiential learning). Monitoring (visitation) of progress (formative assessment). Summative assessment of experiential learning and feedback. Facilitated reflection on experiential learning or debriefing of students. Evaluation of the completed experiential learning and the attainment of academic credit.