Associate Professor Rachael Hains-Wesson
(PhD, MA, BA, GradDip, AdvDip & Dip)
Director Work-Integrated Learning
University of Sydney Business School, NSW, Australia
(QS World University #42 in the world; number 1 in Australia and 5th in the world for graduate employability)
Australian Chamber Business Leaders Council Member
Associate Professor Rachael Hains-Wesson is the Director Work-Integrated Learning at The University of Sydney Business School, since May 2017. Rachael guides the University of Sydney Business School's strategic vision to be a world-class Business School in the area of Work-Integrated Learning (placement and non-placement WIL ). Rachael is leading the Business School’s curriculum program of change in the area of Work-Integrated Learning. This mission will continue to consolidate The University of Sydney Business School as a nationally and internationally-recognised Business School that delivers high quality, Work-Integrated Learning for pre-experience business students (pedagogy, practices and research) and with excellence.
EXAMPLES of Rachael's work
The Digital Stories Project: The creation of a Community of Practice via the use of video storytelling. This project was based on showcasing academic support practice via video that also underwent an evaluation research method to evidence the process for improving instruction in the higher education sector.
"Stories in Teaching" was a practice-based project I completed with my colleague Lisa Curran when we both worked in the faculty of Business and Law at Deakin University (2013). The project included developing a number of short stories about innovative teaching practice via video as a peer-learning resource for improving instruction.
The Anytime and Anywhere Project: A group-based evaluation research project to gain insights into how teachers might go about improving practice for blended learning at an Australian university.