Month: March 2017

Staying ahead of the game

VET practice and new technology VET practitioners often lead their university colleagues in teaching and learning practices. For nearly 15 years, Texas-based New Media Centers (NMC) has produced an annual review of emerging educational technologies – what’s coming and what it means for learning and teaching. There are reviews for a variety of audiences, including …

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Have your say in Queensland

The Queensland government is asking for public feedback on its plans for the state’s VET system. On 28 February the Queensland government released Advancing skills for the future: A strategy for vocational education and training in Queensland (24 pages). The draft strategy is anchored in three objectives: Industry and innovation – ongoing strategic collaboration between …

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Prejudice is a conscious choice. Unconscious bias is… well, unconscious.

Prejudice is a conscious choice. Unconscious bias is… well, unconscious. Both can have the same influence on employment outcomes. For our graduates, unconscious bias can be another hurdle to getting a job that is unrelated to their skills and knowledge, or to the quality of their training program.  New tools for getting around the unconscious …

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Virtual management pioneer to visit Australia

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet Trina Hoefling on Friday 28 April 2017 in Melbourne a virtual management pioneer, co-founder of The Smart Workplace and Virtual Workplace University, and author of Working Virtually: Managing People and Organisations for Virtual Success. This enlightening speaker will tackle topics such as: Teaching tomorrow’s workforce today An engagement-driven rapid …

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Feedback is a powerful teaching art

When teachers offer constructive feedback, they help students drive their own learning. Feedback is to learning like water is to swimming. Educational research has frequently reinforced the finding that constructive feedback is among the handful of most potent teaching strategies going around. One global teaching practice guru – John Hattie of the University and Melbourne …

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LGBITQ what is your understanding?

Rebeckah has an in-depth understanding of the LGBTIQ community and the impact of feeling anxious about one’s identity. Also on feeling unsafe in a learning environment which influences one’s ability to stay engaged in learning. Rebeckah is a trans advocate and Employment Consultant at SensWide Employment –WorkingOUT where she supports LGBTIQ students and job seekers …

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