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Building capacity through ethical understanding and practice

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Fostering ethical understanding and practice in Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and other forms of experiential learning is

    integral to preparing students for engagement with society beyond university (Campbell, 2011; Campbell & Zegwaard, 2011a;

    Campbell & Zegwaard, 2011b). Ethical practice is a fundamental aspect of Macquarie University’s Professional and Community

    Engagement (PACE) initiative, and our research and practice to date have examined how ethical understanding can be

    translated into ethical practice by students (Baker et al., 2013). This paper details further developments in our endeavour to

    prepare students for ethical complexities and build their capacity to respond to them. It also discusses how efforts to foster and

    share consistent ethical understanding and practice, through an Ethical Practice Framework, have resulted in the establishment

    of a community of ethical practice. This building of capacity involves pushing pedagogical and institutional boundaries and

    stems from the realisation that developing curriculum can extend beyond a quality learning and teaching experience for PACE

    students, as well as clear benefits for: staff involved in PACE, the University, community-based partners, and others beyond.

    Qualitative data illustrates outcomes, while ongoing reflection upon ethical complexities highlights challenges and avenues for

    future research and development.

Authors


  •   Baker, Michaela (external author)
  •   Corderoy, Erin (external author)
  •   Hammersley, Laura Ann. (Dr)
  •   Lloyd, Kate (external author)
  •   McLachlan, Kathryn (external author)
  •   Semple, Anne-Louise (external author)
  •   White, Karolyn L. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Baker, M., Corderoy, E., Hammersley, L., Lloyd, K., McLachlan, K., Semple, A. & White, K. (2014). Building capacity through ethical understanding and practice. In K. Moore (Ed.), Work Integrated Learning: Building Capacity – Proceedings of the 2014 ACEN National Conference (pp. 77-82). Melbourne: Australian Collaborative Education Network.

Start Page


  • 77

End Page


  • 82

Place Of Publication


  • Melbourne

Abstract


  • Fostering ethical understanding and practice in Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and other forms of experiential learning is

    integral to preparing students for engagement with society beyond university (Campbell, 2011; Campbell & Zegwaard, 2011a;

    Campbell & Zegwaard, 2011b). Ethical practice is a fundamental aspect of Macquarie University’s Professional and Community

    Engagement (PACE) initiative, and our research and practice to date have examined how ethical understanding can be

    translated into ethical practice by students (Baker et al., 2013). This paper details further developments in our endeavour to

    prepare students for ethical complexities and build their capacity to respond to them. It also discusses how efforts to foster and

    share consistent ethical understanding and practice, through an Ethical Practice Framework, have resulted in the establishment

    of a community of ethical practice. This building of capacity involves pushing pedagogical and institutional boundaries and

    stems from the realisation that developing curriculum can extend beyond a quality learning and teaching experience for PACE

    students, as well as clear benefits for: staff involved in PACE, the University, community-based partners, and others beyond.

    Qualitative data illustrates outcomes, while ongoing reflection upon ethical complexities highlights challenges and avenues for

    future research and development.

Authors


  •   Baker, Michaela (external author)
  •   Corderoy, Erin (external author)
  •   Hammersley, Laura Ann. (Dr)
  •   Lloyd, Kate (external author)
  •   McLachlan, Kathryn (external author)
  •   Semple, Anne-Louise (external author)
  •   White, Karolyn L. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Baker, M., Corderoy, E., Hammersley, L., Lloyd, K., McLachlan, K., Semple, A. & White, K. (2014). Building capacity through ethical understanding and practice. In K. Moore (Ed.), Work Integrated Learning: Building Capacity – Proceedings of the 2014 ACEN National Conference (pp. 77-82). Melbourne: Australian Collaborative Education Network.

Start Page


  • 77

End Page


  • 82

Place Of Publication


  • Melbourne