The DEVELOP project is supported by the DIKU call Increased work relevance in higher education. DEVELOP will focus on the work placement hosts, with the objective to increase the (learning) outcome for students, hosts and higher education institutions during work placements. DEVELOP seeks the continued input of many work-placement supervisors, in developing a series of on-line modules to assist in mentoring student workers. These modules will be based on a combination of theory, past program evaluation data, and in-depth assessment via student focus groups and host interviews.
DEVELOP is a three-year program, involving collaborators from the Institute of Marine Research, NORCE, the University of Bergen, the University of Oslo, the University of Tromsø, the University of Minnesota in the US, and two Centres for Excellence in Education—iEarth and bioCEED. The develop core team is led by bioCEED centre leader Sehoya Cotner. Student collaborators are central to project development.
The project web pages are now up and running, and our monthly updates will be posted as the project develops. During fall of 2022, data collection will be competed, and the project plan to develop online training modules informed by theory, experience, and evidence (WP2) next semester.