15th Annual NZACE Conference

Theme: Nurturing the learning: getting stuck in together

Location: University of Waikato, Hamilton, April 18-20, 2012

Allister McLay Best Paper Award

Barriers to graduate transition: Does cooperative education help students find jobs?
David Skelton

Papers and presenters:

Keynote Address: A journey from science to science education: Moving to the dark side, or the attainment of enlightenment?
Professor Richard K. Coll, University of Waikato

Keynote Address: Getting stuck in together: Improving Work Integrated Learning from an Australian faculty and institution perspective
Dr Deborah Peach, Queensland University of Technology

Supporting a research informed WIL strategy in tertiary organisations
Andy Martin & Malcolm Rees, Massey University, Palmerston North

Making improvements to work integrated learning across an institution
Heather Smigiel & Helen Stephenson, Flinders University South Australia

ConnectED – Engaging students in and beyond the curriculum
Stephen Crump, Sharon Douglas & Kylie Twyford, University of Newcastle

Employer-controllable’ factors and the effectiveness of internships in host organisations
Glyndwr Jones & Poh Geoh Teo, Waikato Management School, University of Waikato

Stakeholder perspectives on cooperative education partnerships
Jenny Fleming, AUT University (PhD student, Deakin University)

Mentoring Interns: The overlap between academic supervision and mentoring
Owen Giles

The Importance of social media skills for students’ future job performance
Anish George & Emre Erturk, Eastern Institute of Technology

Developing Reflective practice in science and engineering students
Sue McCurdy, University of Waikato

International service learning as a form of transformational cooperative education
Matthew Campbell & Janette Long, Australian Catholic University, Strathfield, NSW

Principles, process, competencies and reflection: innovative program design in professional psychology
Barbara Kennedy, Massey University

Barriers to graduate transition: Does cooperative education help students find jobs?
David Skelton, Eastern Institute of Technology, NZ

Mixed abilities & learning
Shui Ram, Unitec

From caterpillar to butterfly: My PhD journey
Patricia Lucas, Auckland University of Technology

Getting stuck in – Learners participation in an online community of practice
Diana Ayling & Edward Flagg, Unitec Institute of Technology

Industry stakeholder perceptions of an apprenticeship based ICT degree
Sandra Cleland, Catherine Snell-Siddle & Aaron Steele, School of Business & Computing, UCOL

Developing a Bachelor of Arts capstone subject for WIL that is not an internship
Amy Forbes, School of Arts and Social Sciences, James Cook University

Mixing modes of cooperative education in English as an additional language
Pascal Brown & David Cooke Unitec, Auckland, New Zealand & York University, Toronto, Canada

Trials and Tribulations: Reflections from a placement coordinator
Levinia Paku & Mark Lay, Faculty of Science & Engineering, University of Waikato

Overview of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education
Karsten Zegward, Cooperative Education Unit, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Waikato


Adding value to a major national event
Hannah Dunn & Andy Martin, Massey University

Enhancing operational factors in event management
Ashley Livingstone & Andy Martin, Massey University

Developing a social media strategy for a national sport organisation
Ashleigh Thompson & Andy Martin, Massey University

An IT Software development internship: programming project at Palomtech
Carl Wakeling & David Skelton, Eastern Institute of Technology

Marine bio-diversity inventory & creation of a repository for agricultural & drug discovery
Nikki Webb & Chris Battershill, University of Waikato

The role of floodplain habitats in recruitment of native & exotic fish
Niky Wu, Konrad Górski & Adam Daniel, University of Waikato

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