Assessing existing experiential learning practice in Australian and New Zealand planning programs; a partnership between universities and the profession

Slade, C, Rosier, J and Baldwin, C (2012). Assessing existing experiential learning practice in Australian and New Zealand planning programs; a partnership between universities and the profession. In: 2012 Learning & Teaching Week: Connecting the Puzzle Pieces, Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia, (). 20-24 August, 2012.

Author Slade, C
Rosier, J
Baldwin, C
Title of paper Assessing existing experiential learning practice in Australian and New Zealand planning programs; a partnership between universities and the profession
Conference name 2012 Learning & Teaching Week: Connecting the Puzzle Pieces
Conference location Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia
Conference dates 20-24 August, 2012
Publisher University of the Sunshine Coast
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Published abstract
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The University of the Sunshine Coast in partnership with La Trobe, Edith Cowan and Griffith Universities, the University of Tasmania and the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) is undertaking a research project on the use of experiential learning in planning education. The project evolved during the development of the four year planning program at USC and a preliminary project was funded by an internal learning and teaching grant in 2009. The current project is being funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Ltd, an initiative of the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISTRE).The two year project responds to three identified needs: to increase planner professionalism through matching skill gaps with training; to bring planning educators and practitioners closer together; and to increase collaboration between planning schools and the professional accrediting bodies–PIA and NZPI. The paper aims to present the principles which have been developed to guide the improvement of experiential learning experiences used in planning education. The paper also reports on the preliminary findings from the initial stage of the project in which the researchers, using a survey, collected baseline data about existing experiential learning practices in tertiary planning schools across Australia and New Zealand.
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes http://www.usc.edu.au/university/learning-and-teaching/learning-and-teaching-week

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