EXE703 - Partnership Development for Applied and Vocational Learning Programs
2014 unit information
Pipelining unit from 2014. Final year of offer 2015.
(For continuing students enrolled in E690 course, and E760 course only)
|Unit chair:||T Ollis|
Topics to be addressed in this unit include:
- Youth transitions from education to employment: current situation and future trends in meeting the workforce skills needs of society;
- Contemporary vocational learning programs for young people and the challenges posed for education institutions;
- Secondary school responses to the vocational preparation of young people through VCAL, VCE VET, Work Experience, Structured Workplace Learning, School-based new Apprenticeships, etc;
- Employability and ‘employer-ability’ skills and attributes;
- Developing and teaching work readiness programs;
- Centrality of applied vocational experiences in contemporary programs.
- Broad local community support mechanisms and the shared responsibility for the vocational preparation of young people;
- Government funded initiatives – Commonwealth, State and Local
- Local networks that facilitate partnership development among providers and with community organisations and employers – LLEN initiative in Victoria
- Dependency on partnerships with employers – role of employer representative organisations
- Partnership building for education providers with industry, and community organisations and agencies - critical factors including relationship developments and the development of protocols;
- Cultural differences between the operations of enterprises in the industry/ business sector and provider organisations in the education and training sector; and
- Organisation and deployment of work experience and work placements in industry for young people.
Assignment 1: Partnership Development Written Report & Resource (2000 words or equivalent 50%)
In small groups student teachers will:
- Identify the key institutions and representative organisations in a locality that have a role in the vocational preparation of young people;
- Map the relationships between these local institutions and organisations, education providers, community organisations, and industry and enterprises within a region that support applied and vocational learning programs for young people;
- Develop a resource (using their choice of media – ICTs, Website, print-based and/or visual) for a secondary school detailing the processes involved in building, maintaining and sustaining a successful partnership with these local institutions and organisations from the perspective of a VCAL or VCE VET coordinator in an education institution;
- Identify and examine the critical success factors in the development of a productive school/industry partnership.
Assignment 2: Partnership Development Presentation & Evaluation (2000 words or equivalent 50%)
In small groups student teachers will:
- Organise a presentation event in the relevant community to launch their partnership-building resource from Task 1;
- Develop an evaluation rubric to be completed by participants at the event in evaluating the presentation and the partnership-building resource;
- Based on feedback provided through the completed evaluation rubrics, and a self-evaluation, write a brief (no more than 2 pages) reflective commentary identifying the strengths of the presentation, areas for improvement, and suggesting strategies for improvement;
- Submit a copy of the presentation materials together with the reflective commentary by the due date.
Groundwater-Smith, S, Brennan, M, McFadden, M & Mitchell, J 2001, Secondary schooling in a changing world, Harcourt, Marrickville, NSW.
Burnett, B, Meadmore, D, & Tait, G (Eds.) 2004, New Questions for Contemporary Teachers: Taking a Socio-Cultural Approach to Education, Pearson, French’s Forest, NSW
Unit Fee Information
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