Materials for WIL Study unit received Learning outcomes specified Learning mediated through materials Learning evidence specified Mentor, (workplace supervisor) guidelines included Did the student complete the prerequisite study units? NO Register for and complete prerequisites first Registration for WIL study unit(s) If student believes she/he completed the necessary WIL apply for RPL OR ICLD assists academia with development [WIL 5.3] [WIL 5.2.1] Does the Student have access to an appropriate learning context? NO Student approach a Unisa regional centre for possible assistance for placement YES Does the learning site and/or mentor need to be approved by Unisa? NO YES Is the Learning site suitable/ accredited? NO YES Learning contracting [WIL 5.7.1] Appoint a mentor and clarify her/his role [WIL 5.7.2] Active student evidence
Unisa Regional Centre Build relationships with geographical area [WIL 5.5.1] Do WIL providers need to be accredited? Secure opportunities and confirm selection processes Academic Department do accreditation YES Facilitate the selection/ placement of students Identify students in need of preprequisite WIL opportunities Conduct Preparation Sessions: “work” seeking preparedness & life skills [WIL 5.4] NO Placement NO Solicit WIL opportunities for Unisa students
Experience Learning Evidence Learning mediated by learning materials Learning enabled by mentor (“workplace” supervisor) and guidance given Learning evidence produced by student during experience Learning evidence assessed and authenticated by the mentor Mentoring Monitoring
Mentoring The WIL materials received upon registration outlines the role and dates of the mentor (‘workplace’ supervisor) Academics provide mentor training [WIL 5.7.3] The learning contracting between the student and WIL provided (e.g. employer) includes contracting of the mentor’s and duties [WIL 5.7.1 & 2] The mentor assesses the learning evidence and provide feedback to both the student and the institution The mentor provides learning guidance to the student and enables appropriate experiences
Learning context Experience & Evidence Monitoring -formative- [WIL 188.8.131.52] Assessment/Evaluation -summative- [WIL 5.8.4] Student’s progress Quality of learning Feedback to student Mentor’sfeedback on student, as well as on the WIL materials and programme suitibility Student’s results to admin. system [WIL 5.9] Material & programme commentary into curriculum review process [HEQC 11(IV)]
Adequate representation of stakeholders in curriculum design [WIL 3-1 st bullet] [WIL 5.1] Understanding of profession/occupation Characteristics of professional and vocational programmes Balance of theory & practical/applied WIL = integrated part and placements an essential component Adequacy of academic & support services and staffing [HEQC 4] Academics and workplace assessors provide input into assessment [HEQC 11(IV)] Orientation Learning Contracting Monitoring Assessment Attainment Registration Materials Authentic Context(s) Mentoring Experience Learning Evidence [WIL5.4] [WIL5.2] [WIL5.5] [HEQC 7(II)] [WIL5.7] [HEQC 7(III)] [WIL5.8] [HEQC 7(III)] Recordkeeping [WIL5.9] [HEQC 8(VII)]
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