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Lindie Clark, Academic and Programs Director, Professional and Community Engagement (PACE), Macquarie University delivered this presentation at the 2014 Future of Learning conference. This two-day ...

Lindie Clark, Academic and Programs Director, Professional and Community Engagement (PACE), Macquarie University delivered this presentation at the 2014 Future of Learning conference. This two-day national forum focuses on new approaches, technologies, environments and best practices in post-secondary education. For more information about the annual event, please visit the conference website: http://www.informa.com.au/futurelearningconference

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  • Taking an institutional approach to cooperative learning Lindie Clark PACE Academic & Programs Director February 2014
  • what  is  PACE?      key  element  of  undergraduate  degrees        contributes  to  breadth  of  studies   people   planet   PACE  
  • broad church local,  regional,  interna-onal     Internships  and  work-­‐integrated-­‐learning     Field  trips  with  a  partnership  component     Community  panels  with  project  mentoring     Professional  experience  &  practicums     Community  development  projects     Service  learning  by  volunteering     Project-­‐based  learning     Community-­‐based  research     Mentoring  and  peer-­‐assisted  learning  
  • common elements •   community  engagement:  mutually  beneficial   partnership:  reciprocity  is  fundamental     • rigorous  academic  framework  to  develop  key    graduate  capabili9es     orientation   •  requirements   •  expectations   •  preparatory   sessions   •  any  preparatory   assessment  tasks   experience/ project   •  experience  itself   •  assessment  tasks   final  wrap-­‐up   •  debrief,  reflection   •  post-­‐experience   assessment  tasks     scaffolding  for  skills  development,  reflection  
  • PACE  number  crunch   •  57  PACE  units  running  across  Macquarie’s  4  facul9es     •  3,800  students  enrolled  in  PACE  units  in  2013               up  to  10,000  per  annum  an9cipated  by  2016   •  400+  students  par9cipants  in  PACE  Interna9onal  projects  to  date     •  600  PACE  partner  organisa9ons  in  local,  regional  and  interna9onal   seJngs,  across  all  sectors  of  the  economy  
  • changed orientations  across  faculty   barriers    outside  vs.  inward  
  • the  approach  
  • arts   science           hub  &     L&T   centre   business  &   economics   human   science  
  • program  improvement  &  development  
  • arts   science           hub  &     L&T   centre   business  &   economics   human   science  
  • planning  framework   faculty  plans   priorities   strategic  plan   targets   business  plan   local  &  regional   plan   international   strategy  
  • principles  informing  PACE   –  ethical  practice   –  partnership  and  reciprocity   –  social  responsibility   –  sound  pedagogy   –  recognition  and  respect  for  diverse  ways  of   doing,  being  and  knowing   –  whole  person  learning   –  knowledge  generation  and  dissemination   –  transparency   –  equity  of  access  to  resources  
  • processes   outputs  
  • processes   outputs   outcomes  
  • critical success factors   adaptive  structures  and  systems  that  promote   collaboration  and  learning     adaptive  planning,  target-­‐setting  and  means   of  gauging  success     importance  and  symbolism  of  resourcing     vision  and  passion  from  the  top   adaptive leadership
  • critical success factors   adaptive  structures  and  systems  that  promote   collaboration  and  learning     adaptive  planning,  target-­‐setting  and  means   of  gauging  success     importance  and  symbolism  of  resourcing     vision  and  passion  from  the  top   adaptive leadership
  • # 1 transformative learning