15 JULY 2020
EDITION 13 - 2020
April saw the publication of the first major review of the whole NSW school curriculum since 1989. It was led by Geoff Masters from the Australian Council for Educational Research.
Entitled ‘Nurturing wonder and igniting passion’, it aims “to ensure the curriculum equips students to contribute to Australian society in the 21st century”.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) involves assessing someone’s relevant prior learning and existing skills to grant them formal recognition.
But, RPL has limited use, with less than 5% of all successful subject results granted through RPL and less than 3% of all students successfully completed any subjects using it. Why?
Apprenticeships in a post-COVID world
May and June 2020 saw the release of a couple of papers focussed on apprenticeships during COVID and as we, hopefully, move beyond the pandemic.
The first of the papers, published by the National Australian Apprenticeship Association (NAAA)
The VOCEDplus special collections provide quick access to sets of related research and resources in the VOCEDplus repository that VDC News readers may find useful.
So, what’s there?
Recently the VOCED team reorganised and revamped this resource to focus on a series of collections in 6 broad areas.
UPCOMING VDC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
professional learning eventsWed, 15 Jul 10:00AM–10:30AM$15 (inc GST)In this "new normal" we need to find ways to bring out the best of participants in virtual meetings. This VET Chat will explore ways to create a safe environment for increased interaction and productivity at meetings. The online session will enable you to gain an understanding of different personality types and offer ideas for how to encourage people to share ideas online.
quality, compliance & auditingWed, 15 Jul 12:30PM–1:30PM$55 (inc GST)This webinar explores how much time students should be spending on the various parts of a qualification and helps planners develop a 'defensible argument' for the volume of learning they attribute to a qualification and each unit within that qualification.
teaching & learning strategiesTue, 21 Jul 10:00AM–1:00PM$110 (inc GST)Led by the dynamic duo of diversity education, Sarah Flynn and Sabina Qader, this session will help participants understand the impacts and benefits of different learning styles, how simple adaptations can boost learner engagement and work with student strengths to promote learning.