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Corporate author:Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA)
The vocational education and training (VET) sector in Australia is undergoing yet another period of significant reform. However, unlike more recent changes, these reforms are being driven by questions that go to the heart of the shape and operation of the sector. Questions are being asked about the best ways to organise VET, how it might be funded and the most effective ways to prepare and support those who deliver and assess VET and the leadership that best supports this work. There are questions being asked about whether training packages are still the most useful ways of organising... [+] Show more
The vocational education and training (VET) sector in Australia is undergoing yet another period of significant reform. However, unlike more recent changes, these reforms are being driven by questions that go to the heart of the shape and operation of the sector. Questions are being asked about the best ways to organise VET, how it might be funded and the most effective ways to prepare and support those who deliver and assess VET and the leadership that best supports this work. There are questions being asked about whether training packages are still the most useful ways of organising the delivery and assessment strategies/curriculum that will produce workers with the requisite skills for changing economic times. This conference, held on 19th-20th April 2017, provided a platform for research that could inform these deliberations to be presented and debated with a view to translation into policy and actions which could contribute to renovating - or rebuilding - VET in Australia. Keynote speakers were Peter Noonan, John Polesel, Tim Rawlings and Melinda Waters.
Presentations listed in the conference program for day one are as follows: Future directions for tertiary education in Australia: challenges and possibilities / Peter Noonan [keynote presentation]; Reasonable adjustment: is it a way forward to manage diversity and equity issues in vocational education and training? / Sonal Nakar; Positioning tertiary students as interdependent learners / Stephen Billett; Skilling the educators for the ideas boom / Linda Simon and Francesca Beddie; VET teachers practices of integration for refugee and migrant students: comparisons between Australia and Sweden / Sarojni Choy and Gun-Britt Warvik; Building high calibre VET research capacity through effective higher degree by research project management / Llandis Barratt-Pugh; In transition: employment outcomes of clients who completed vocational training at AMES Australia / Rizwana Shamshad, Monica O'Dwyer, Stella Mulder and Gerald Onsando; e-Assessments for learning in vocational education: promises, potential and pitfalls / Selena Chan; Making the links explicit between a vocational course and future career skills in a disrupted world / Nick Marsden; They need to be very, very resilient ... / Anne Jones, Berwyn Clayton and Naomi Pfitzner; Re-interpretations: researchers present new ways of looking at their research / Erica Smith, Stephen Billett, Sue Webb and Llandis Barratt-Pugh; Building a community of practice for research impact on the VET-HE borderland / Susan Webb, Steven Hodge, Ann Marie Bathmaker, Trevor Gale and Shaun Rawolle; Developing educator capability for delivery of blended learning / Na Li, Craig Poole and Anna Daniel; Uptake and utility of VET qualifications / Patrick Korbel and Josie Misko; Work based learning as a conduit to business creativity in Australia / Shayne D. Baker, Malcolm Cathcart and Neil Peach; Swings, roundabouts, roadmaps and frameworks: the employability skills journey in Australian VET / Berwyn Clayton and Roger Harris; VET, inequality and the lure of university / John Polesel [keynote presentation]; Increasing access and equity: VET proves to be the pathway to success for many students / Stuart Middleton; VET teaching: realising potential / Lisa Maurice-Takerei and Helen Anderson; The new generation of pracademics: educators and learners working on real employer problems / Anna Daniel; The changing purposes and ends of TAFE / John Pardy; Pathways to university: do you want a VET diploma or higher education diploma with that? / Craig Poole, Na Li and Alicia Toohey; The rise of the artisans: how participatory action research benefits the development of specialised artisan skills / Angela Tsimiklis; Student debt busting: the development of academic industry awards at TAFE Brisbane / Ross McLennan; The importance of life long learning as we age / Caron Rounds; VET teachers' and trainers' participation in professional development: a national overview / Jacqueline Tuck and Erica Smith; Addressing the challenge of scholarship and industry currency in vocational education: a pilot / Nancy Everingham, Jane Mancini, David McLean, Melanie Williams; Hoarders or minimalists: is it time to spring clean training packages? / Tim Rawlings [keynote presentation].
Presentations listed in the conference program for day two are as follows: Showcasing practitioner research: introduction / Melinda Waters [keynote presentation]; Lessons from a fellow's travels / Robert Brodie; Researching and responding to the need for academic learning skills in the first semester / Fiona Wahr and Sita Venkatraman; Addressing young people's trauma and mental health issues to increase completion of training / Therese Hickey, Amy Passarini and Owen Smith; Applied research and innovation: bringing the trades in / Henry Pook; Is operating in a prefabricated construction environment different? / Philip Alviano; Renovating the VET teaching workforce: an international comparative vision for a contemporary VET teacher workforce / Claire Rasmussen; Going the extra mile: inclusive practices for Koorie students / Karen Mann and Carol Harrison; Don't overlook community providers / Kaye Bowman; Engaging secondary learners in VCAL with industry based drone technology / Ann Baxter, Lilly Smolenskaya and Brent Govan; Employer training in Australia: building current and future skills in the workplace context / Erica Smith, Victor Callan, Jacqueline Tuck and Andrew Smith; VET and innovation: does the student work placement process contribute? / Steven Hodge and Raymond Smith; Towards a comprehensive account of adult learning and development / Stephen Billett; English to employment: the role of VET units in immigrant English language programs / Gerald Onsando, Rizwana Shamshad, Monica O'Dwyer and Stella Mulder; Capabilities and context: what are advanced skills for VET practitioners? / Teressa Schmidt; Increased productivity through contextualised training / Chris Ho and Annemaree Gibson; Understanding practice based learning in small business Chinese restaurants: a practice theory perspective / Ronnie Lui; Disturbing effects of VET reforms on TAFE teaching units / Geethani P. Nair and Mutuota Kigotho; Adult learning choices: contrasts and confusion within adult learning choices: some articulated experiences showing how choices are really made / Michael J. Henderson; Locating and practicing authenticity in vocational education and training / Jennifer K. Miles and Jane Court; Two models of apprenticeship: implications for practice / Stephen Billett; Reforming perceptions, policy and praxis to accommodate the neglected 'E' within the vocational education and training (VET) systems / David Lavicka; Race in VET: migrants experiences in a regional Australian context / Miriam Faine, John Pardy, Reshmi Roy and Susan Webb; Teacher leadership in VET: lead vocational teachers traversing the high seas of change in TAFE Queensland / Jennifer Davids; Make VET great again: the case for competency intelligence based training (CIBT) / Homi Azemikhah; Providing pastoral care in apprenticeships: increasing retention rates through the provision of mentoring and social support arrangements / Warren Guest and Mike Brown; Community education in an age of VET uncertainty: trends, policies and prospects / Don Perlgut.[-] Show less
Published: Sydney, New South Wales: AVETRA, 2017
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