Please join the WACE International Research Group (IRG) for a two-part research workshop to be held during the International Research Symposium in Victoria, Canada
PART I: Sunday, June 12, 14:30 – 17:30
PART II: Wednesday, June 15, 13:30 – 16:30

Facilitated by Dr. Maureen Drysdale, IRG Executive Chair
This IRG workshop is open to all active CWIE researchers and those interested in CWIE research who have registered for the International Research Symposium. There is no additional fee.

For the two sessions, participants will be divided into a ‘research themed’ group where they will develop a research study addressing one of the specific themes listed below. This is an excellent way to meet other CWIE researchers, collaborate on a research study, and further develop your research skills.
The research themes for the different groups are:
1.   Mapping and Reconciling Goals and Expectations Across Multiple Stakeholders
    Example Research Questions:
    a. How does WIL meet the needs of students, institutions, alumni, employers, industry, government, and/or community?
    b. What perspectives do employers have of CWIE?
2.   Social and Political Trends - including gender, sexuality, disability, race, socio-economic status, & accessibility
    Example Research Questions:
    a. How are institutions and employers ensuring equal access to CWIE programs and work placements for all students?
    b. What is the impact of social networking and expectations of corporate confidentiality on employers’ expectations of students?
3.   Assessment and Evaluation
    Example Research Questions:
    a. How reliable are students’ self-assessments and do the outcomes match employers’ assessments of student performance?
    b. What are the best methods and instruments for assessing the outcomes of participating in a CWIE program?
4.   Graduate Attributes – including interdisciplinary knowledge, resilience, & adaptability
    Example Research Questions:
    a. What graduate attributes are necessary for global citizenship and success in a global labour market?
    b. What are the learning outcome differences between multidisciplinary work experiences and discipline-specific work experiences?
5.   Transfer of Learning
    Example Research Questions:
    a. Are students applying the theories learned in the classroom to their practice in the workplace?
    b. Does practical work experience gained from CWIE impact career identity, career development and/or career certainty?
If you are interested in attending, please complete the registration form and submit it before June 1st, 2016
Once all forms are received, you will be notified of your group, your group facilitator, and any additional information regarding the workshop.