EEE723 - Partnership Development for Applied and Vocational Learning Programs
Trimester 2 Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
(For students enrolled in course E690 only)
|Unit chair:||T Ollis|
36 hours intensive seminars
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 (2500 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 (2500 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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* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.