"WIL: Bridging the Gap"
NAFEA Conference 2017

12-14 July, Adelaide


The National Association of Field Experience Administrators Inc. (NAFEA) was formed in 2003 to represent tertiary administrators engaged in the logistical placement of students for field experiences. Although participants at the inaugural conference held in Brisbane in 2003 were primarily teacher education administrators, interest was sparked from a wide range of disciplines also managing field experience programs.

The issues and problems surrounding the logistical organisation of field experience programs were echoed across all disciplines. Membership of the Association now includes administrators and academic staff from disciplines such as nursing, medicine, law, human services, human movement studies, and engineering.

The primary aims of NAFEA are:

  • To facilitate an annual conference for work integrated learning (WIL) / field experience administrators;
  • To provide a networking and support reference point;
  • To act as an advocate to raise awareness of the role of WIL / fieldwork administrators; and,
  • To lobby on member’s behalf regarding WIL issues at a national level.
  • An essential component of NAFEA’s objectives is to facilitate a national forum by sharing ideas, concerns, strategies, innovations, experience and expertise.

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Call for papers / Workshops / Break-out sessions now open for 2017 Conference

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Members are encouraged to facilitate a break out session or share their practices with other members at a workshop. Please submit 100-150 words (and include a title for your presentation) to president@nafea.edu.au by 28 February 2017. The presentation should relate to the theme of the conference. Presentations will be 30 minutes in duration (including questions).

Break-out session abstracts should include an overview of the topic and some of the questions you would like to explore as part of the session. Break-out sessions will be one hour in duration.

 Workshops will explore and discuss topics of interest, including sharing best practice etc. If you are interested in facilitating a workshop, please contact the NAFEA President by 28 February 2017. The workshops will be followed by the conference welcome drinks.

Presentations and break-out sessions will be scheduled for 13-14 July, with the conference dinner being held on the evening of the 13 July and the conference closing at lunchtime 14 July 2017.

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