A period of work experience in an information service for students with little or no prior relevant work experience. The placement will be subject to protocols and managed through a set of learning objectives, and must be approved by the course coordinator before commencement.
Taught by the School of Information Management, part of the Faculty of Commerce
Note: To allow enough time to find a suitable host and mentor for a practical attachment, a student wishing to take INFO 538 must contact the INFO 538 Coordinator at least eight weeks before the start of the relevant trimester. It is not enough to enrol, formal contact must be made. The Course Coordinator may refuse to allow a student to start INFO 538 if insufficient notice has been given.
Establishment of the placement is to be arranged and approved by the academic supervisor. Responsibility for onsite supervision lies with the mentor employed by the host organisation. The academic supervisor will conduct assessment, with some informal input from the mentor. The academic supervisor will brief the onsite supervisor.
The mentor will:
By the end of the INFO 538 course, the student should be able to:
Students will be expected to construct a reading list appropriate their needs, after consultation with the academic supervisor.
The student is responsible for expenses involved in transport, dress, equipment, accommodation, etc. during the Practicum.
Journal and Portfolio (50%) – due at the end of the trimester
Practicum Project Report (50%) – due at the end of the trimester
Students on the Practicum will be required to attend the workplace for a number of hours agreed in advance with the host organisation. They will also need to complete both pieces of assessment.
Teaching dates 2nd March 2015 - 1st July 2015
Teaching dates 13th July 2015 - 15th November 2015
Teaching dates 16th November 2015 - 21st February 2016