Reflective Practice and Placement Information

All Diploma in Work and Labour and MA in Political Economy with a concentration in Work and Labour Students are required to completed either PECO 5904 or PECO 5905 (previously PECO 5906 and PECO 5907) as part of their program requirements. MA in Political Economy  students are also eligible to take either course as part your program electives. These courses are ONLY open to students who are in programs offered by the Institute of Political Economy.

PECO 5905 [0.5 credit] Reflective Practice in Work and Labour
This course is designed for students already engaged as staff or active volunteers in unions or other work- and labour-focused community organizations. Written work and discussion offers a space to reflect on questions of strategy, organization, and analysis relevant to their organization’s mission.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for PECO 5906 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): PECO 5002 and completion of or concurrent registration in PECO 5503 or 5504 and permission of the Institute.

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PECO 5904 [0.5 credit]  Placement in Political Economy
Course participants earn credit by contributing to organizations engaged in research, policy, and advocacy activities related to IPE. Students will have opportunities to participate in and contribute to the mission of their placement organizations, develop professional skills, and reflect on career goals.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for PECO 5907 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): permission of the Institute. Completion of PECO 5002 and completion or concurrent registration in PECO 5503/5504 for Work and Labour students. For all other IPE students, completion of PECO 5000 and at least one elective.

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Both courses will require an academic supervisor (IPE cross-appointed faculty member) and  PECO 5905 will require a work  placement supervisor.

PECO 5904 Reflective Practice will be available to students in an established Work and Labour  job. The course will require students to complete a reflective research paper/analytical report and  up to three Reflective Practice Questions papers.

PECO 5905 Placement in Political Economy is available to students who wish to gain practical experience in a Work and Labour environment or in political economy.  The placement will be approximately 7 hours a week for 12 weeks, one Reflective Practice Questions paper and a workplace assignment that will translate into a research paper.

We are currently working on handbooks for PECO 5904 and PECO 5905 and they will be posted as soon as they are complete. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact the IPE Institute Administrator.