Plenary Panel discussion: “Developing Adaptable and Resilient Lifelong Learners” led by the Hon. Perrin Beatty - Shared screen with speaker view
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Great question @Lisa Endersby! Thanks for dropping it in the Q&A. Looking forward to getting to that conversation following panel presentations
Thank you Lena!
Learn more about the Waterloo Work Learn Institute here: https://uwaterloo.ca/work-learn-institute/
Couldn’t agree more, Norah, these are multi-sectoral issues that require multi-sectoral responses!
Learn more about the Future ready talent framework here https://uwaterloo.ca/future-ready-talent-framework/
There is a big shift needed to approach learning as recursive, not a straight line. Our system reinforces the straight line version at almost every turn.
@Lena - Canada’s (or even Ontario’s) system reinforces that. Not the situation everywhere; nested qualifications, prior learning experience; Co-op or nothing (old model of WIL - I know this is changing).
@Pat - absolutely, there are many great models out there that rethink the linear path, including here in Ontario - snapping up those examples of different approaches and making them visible at the systemic level is half the battle. Share some here if you have them!
Here’s the news Val was referring to: Conestoga launches Student Experiential Record: https://educationnewscanada.com/article/education/category/education/95/859604/conestoga-launches-student-experiential-record.html
NZ has some great levels/steps (how finishing a cert can fit with a Masters, PLA supports). I think their QA framework is super comprehensive - from like grade 10 and above - all encompassing, all disciplines, etc.
The way BC’s credentials overlay is a great Canadian example - and how articulation relates to that (or how WIL can articulate).
Thanks Pat, those are great examples
Check out Val’s student challenge here: https://studentchallenge.bher.ca/d2l/loginh/?sessionExpired=1&target=%2fd2l%2fhome%2f6672
Thank you for what I know is only part of a bigger discussion. The pandemic has thrown into very sharp relief a lot of the inequities that our students have and are facing. We've been having a lot of discussions related to assumptions about where and how students are working, particularly when the pandemic and being at home means school and/or work can't be their primary focus. I appreciated the points about building relationships and being flexible - that attitudinal change and focus is exceedingly important. Happy to hear more is being done related to access to high speed internet - very key if we want to continue this 'way of working'.
Ontario has a common micro-credential framework already in use across 36 different current opportunities: https://www.ecampusontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-02-03-microcertifications-en.pdf
Not WIL specific, but a good starting point
Thanks all - great panel, Q&A, etc.
Hi all - re this question, please refer here for more information on CEWIL's Call to Action on Equity and Inclusion in WIL: https://www.cewilcanada.ca/EDI_Call_to_Action.html
Thanks all. Much appreciated.
Excellent question Natasha, thanks for voicing that.
A positive note to end on!
Thank you everyone. A great discussion!
Thanks so much for attending everyone!
You will find the recordings here
Thanks so much everyone!