Month: June 2018

2018 VDC Teaching and Learning Conference Introducing Dr. Rich Allen Keynote Presenter: Using innovative practices to build and maintain learner engagement

As the proverb states … If they can’t remember it, then they never learned it!  Optimal retention is achieved when instructional methods are used that fit the way the brain learns.  Yet is teaching being conducted in a brain compatible manner? Dr Rich Allen’s keynote presentation at the 2018 VDC Teaching and Learning Conference will …

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Free Skills First Workshops: Good practice for LLN assessment and support As part of its ongoing support for Skills First contracted training providers, the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) is funding professional development on how to appropriately conduct thorough and valid language, literacy and numeracy assessments prior to student commencement. The VDC has …

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Introducing Wendy Perry – 2018 VDC Teaching & Learning Conference MC and Keynote Presenter

We are very excited to have secured Wendy Perry as the MC for the upcoming 2018 VDC Teaching & Learning Conference at the RACV Torquay Resort on 6 and 7 September 2018.  Wendy Perry is a highly regarded VET educator, entrepreneur, innovator, leader, mentor, speaker and writer, with a drive for being at the forefront …

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Introducing Wendy Perry – 2018 VDC Teaching & Learning Conference MC and Keynote Presenter

We are very excited to have secured Wendy Perry as the MC for the upcoming 2018 VDC Teaching & Learning Conference at the RACV Torquay Resort on 6 and 7 September 2018.  Wendy Perry is a highly regarded VET educator, entrepreneur, innovator, leader, mentor, speaker and writer, with a drive for being at the forefront …

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Job openings in the future

Where are the new job openings likely to be? Which industries and occupations are likely to be involved? A new report by Chandra Shah and Janine Dixon explores these questions, but it is also useful to read it alongside Australia’s skill shortage list. Job openings are created when industries or occupations expand. However, existing workers …

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Improving participation and success for VET’s disadvantaged learners: Another take

There is considerable policy attention on disadvantage, and disadvantaged groups. It includes Indigenous Australians, people with a disability, those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people who are unemployed or learners with low prior educational attainments. This article follows up on the “Disability and disadvantage in focus: What VET and others can do to …

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Engineering Next-Generation Learning Conference – Call for papers and presentations

TALE aims to provide a forum for scholars and practitioners to share their knowledge and experience in engineering and technology education, as well as in technology-enabled educational innovation. This year’s Conference theme, Engineering Next-Generation Learning, adopts a future-facing perspective. The Conference is for both academics and practitioners with a stream that will be devoted specifically …

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