‘Connecting Industry and the Classroom’ through authentic learning environments.
Discovery Days afford students the opportunity to undertake a real-word immersion (i.e. Discovery) in an authentic learning environment along with their class peers and teachers, thus ‘Connecting Industry with the Classroom’.
This immersion occurs via observing and/or participating in the common work activities of any given workplace. This includes seeing interactions among staff and customers, a tour of the work facilities and observing the application of organisational procedures. In doing so, students are best able to link what they are learning as part of the Binnacle Certificate Program to that of an actual workplace.
Discovery Days are a wonderful supplement to actual work experience – particularly for students who may not be able to secure work experience that is specifically aligned to their Certificate Program. These experiences also provide each of our Program Deliverers (i.e. Teachers) with an ideal Industry Workplace Visit which is a Semester 1 and Semester 2 HR Requirement for each program they are delivering.