23 SEPTEMBER 2020
EDITION 18 - 2020
Introducing Costa Georgiadis, Keynote VDC T&L Conference
2020 VDC Virtual Teaching & Learning Conference / $155 / 19 & 20 November 2020 / Further information.
Nurturing Vocational Pathways During Times of Turbulence & Uncertainty will be the focus of keynote speaker, Costa Georgiadis, Gardening Australia, ABC TV.
There has never been a better time to be involved in change making. On the one hand the potential for change can seem stifled and rigid, but the seeds of change can thrive in the fallow ground that exists all around periods of uncertainty. Educators of all backgrounds have a chance to help carve and shape a new narrative for a regenerative future.
Costa Georgiadis is an Australian landscape architect and television presenter on ABC’s Gardening Australia. This Logie Award winning TV presenter will enlighten us on his practical experiences with vocational education, how he engages adults to learn, his workplace experiences in horticulture and media and some amusing tales of life as one of Australia’s most colourful gardening identities.
NCVER has just released a new report aimed at “identifying approaches that could enhance teaching quality in the vocational education and training (VET) sector.”
It found that there was strong support for implementing systematic approaches to teacher preparation, mentor support and providing opportunities for continuing professional development.
COVID-19 has had a severe impact on apprenticeships, and this is happening at a time when their numbers were already down!
This paper, from Business NSW, entitled ‘Skilling Australia for a better future’ says there may be lasting effects if something isn’t done.
It’s reporting season for NCVER, so we have data on competition and attrition rates for apprentices and trainees.
They have also released data on their experiences and destinations.
The Commonwealth Department of Education, Skills and Employment is looking at how students move around the tertiary education space: the VET and higher education sectors.
Interestingly, far more move from higher education to VET than the other way round.
UPCOMING VDC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
professional learning eventsWed, 30 Sep 10:00AM–10:30AM$15 (inc GST)VET will play a critical role in Australia's post-COVID economic recovery - what opportunities and challenges lie ahead for providers? Join Claire Field as she discusses the policy and funding changes in VET and what it could mean for your RTO.
professional learning eventsWed, 07 Oct 10:00AM–10:30AM$15 (inc GST)As facilitators, how do we capitalise on learning principles to successfully deliver to students with various learning styles? Join Michelle as she discusses learning principles to support your learners, foster engagement and build their confidence in a learning environment.
teaching & learning strategiesTue, 13 Oct 3:30PM–4:30PM$55 (inc GST)This webinar shares your experiences of challenging classroom behaviours, unpacks what gives rise to them, and repacks them with management strategies that support change.