EDUWK363-23B (TGA)

The Impact Lab

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The University of Waikato
Academic Divisions
Division of Education
Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

Staff

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Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

: gail.hutcheson@waikato.ac.nz
: jenny.ferrier-kerr@waikato.ac.nz
: karen.harris@waikato.ac.nz

Placement/WIL Coordinator(s)

Tutor(s)

Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)

Librarian(s)

You can contact staff by:

  • Calling +64 7 838 4466 select option 1, then enter the extension.
  • Extensions starting with 4, 5, 9 or 3 can also be direct dialled:
    • For extensions starting with 4: dial +64 7 838 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 5: dial +64 7 858 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 9: dial +64 7 837 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 3: dial +64 7 2620 + the last 3 digits of the extension e.g. 3123 = +64 7 262 0123.
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What this paper is about

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The Impact Lab is an opportunity for students to work on an industry-led project, in a multidisciplinary team. There is an equivalent Impact Lab paper in each Division at the University of Waikato, enabling students from any discipline to enroll and contribute their skills and knowledge to the team project.

The projects have been developed to focus on sustainability and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) with the solutions aiming to have a positive impact on business, people, culture and/or the environment. The Impact Lab provides workshops and a symposium work block for team preparation prior to the projects commencing, designed to prepare and support students in their project work. These include project management, communication, sustainability, SDGs and reflective practice, as well as professional development.

Student groups will plan their project based on the brief provided by the partner organisation, first refining their plan, second, engaging in team work, and third, sharing their output / deliverables in group presentations and a report. During the course of the paper, students will also develop their professional identity and reflect on their project experience.

Students will be supported throughout the trimester by a team mentor, and their organisation mentor(s).

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How this paper will be taught

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The students will engage in an introduction session, in which key details will be discussed along with team allocation. A working Symposium will be facilitated over two days in the second week of the Trimester. The first day of the symposium will consist of team building, professional development capability enhancement, and core assessment and project skills practicum exercises. The second Symposium day students will break into their teams and work with their mentors to develop a plan to achieve the organisation deliverables, which will be submitted to the organisation mentor and WIL advisors to accept in Week Four. The weeks thereafter will be dedicated to making progress with the project, communicating to mentors, and producing the expected deliverables.

Group meetings with team mentors will take place weekly, in person wherever possible or via Zoom. there is a booked room tagged as Tutorial for these meetings to be held if necessary, there is also time to trouble-shoot assessment, hand out notices and support student teams with any questions they may have about the course and/or the project.

Final group presentations will be timetabled near the end of the Trimester, with a final group report due after the presentations.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Apply skills and concepts learned from their discipline (major) in an authentic professional context
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  • Communicate and interact with an external client in a workplace relationship, context or environment
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  • Reflect on professional skill application and personal development
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  • Develop a professional identity, including enhanced professional skills
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Professional Profile/ LinkedIn & CV
21 Jul 2023
11:30 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Project Plan
4 Aug 2023
11:30 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. (3a) Mid-point critical reflection/ (3b) peer assess pro
8 Sep 2023
11:30 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Oral presentation
4 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
20
  • In Class: In Lecture
5. Final Report
13 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Peer assess pro content contribution
20 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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