Dr Trevor Gerhardt
Experienced work integrated learning practitioner with a demonstrated history of working in the adult educational experiential learning higher education sector. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Lecturing, Research, Coaching, Public Speaking, Curriculum Development, Strategic Leadership and Management and Pastoral Care. Strong program and project management professional with a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) from Canterbury Christ Church University.
"Learning opens us out that we can see more of what we still need to learn – it draws us into wider conversations that whisper to us of more distant voices that we did not even know we had ignored – and, when we finally hear those voices, they will speak to us of still more distant, still more unexpected, voices waiting on the edges of our perception"
-(Higton, 2012, p.194)-
It is so exciting to be chairing a program committee planning a unique and innovative global work integrated learning unconference which will start/launch on the 1st of July 2022 (with a talk about Nick Shackleton-Jones), develop towards a day event on on the 27th of July (with a talk by Prof Tony Wall and a panel by Gen Z Talks) and then continue in project partnerships until July 2023. One such partnership is two special journal editions from the unconference with Emerald Insight. I am chair of the guest editorial team.
It has taken me awhile, but I have now completed the recording of a second course that I will place on Udemy. This new course is all about increasing your employment success by discussing key employability skills valued by the employment market. The previous course on Work Integrated Learning (WIL) links to it as WIL helps gain experience related to certain skills and this new course helps quantify the skills WIL tries to develop through experience.
The WIL course also has new free accessed workshop added. Watch this space as these course continue to develop.
The book is now complete and a global conference has been created to launch the book. The book is edited by myself and Paulette Annon and I have co-authored a chapter with two graduate students as well.
The book contains case studies from Work Integrated Learning practitioners from around the world. Each chapter is unique in terms of disciplines and contexts.
The link to the book is here: https://www.igi-global.com/book/applications-work-integrated-learning-among/255124