EVENT – VET in CRISIS – The first in a series of seminars on problems with Vocational Education – John Cain Foundation and Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy, University of Melbourne

Melbourne,  2nd March 2017

John Cain Foundation and Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy, University of Melbourne present: 

Professor Leesa Wheelahan – leading a discussion on VET IN CRISIS

Professor Leesa Wheelahan is the William G. Davis Chair in Community College Leadership at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada. Leesa has published widely on lifelong learning, tertiary education policy, student equity, recognition of prior learning, credit-transfer and student articulation between the sectors of post-compulsory education and training, cross-sectoral relations between the VET and higher education sectors, and the role of theoretical knowledge in curriculum.

It is time that we recognised that a new model of vocational education is needed in Australia. The current social settlement between VET and society is not working and VET is in crisis. This presentation will consider:

  • The connection between competencies and markets
  • Links between vocational education and the labour market in shaping (shaky) transitions
  • What a ‘policy rich’ vocational education policy would look like
  • Qualifications, capabilities and vocational streams
  • Institutional conditions that are needed to sustain a strong vocational education system – the role of TAFE as anchor

A panel discussion will follow Professor Wheelahan’s presentation. Panellists include

  • Professor John Buchanan, University of Sydney
  • Professor Leo Goedegebuure, LH Martin Institute
  • Professor Shelley Mallet, Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • Facilitator: Maxine McKew

DETAILS:

When: 5.00-7.30pm, Thursday 2nd March 2017
Where: Theatre Q230,
Level 2, Kwong Lee Dow Building
234 Queensberry Street, Carlton, VIC 3030

Join us for a drink before the seminar at 5pm; the presentation by Professor Wheelahan will start at 5.30

Cost: $20 ($10 pensioners and full time students)

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SOURCE: “VET in CRISIS – the first in a series of seminars on problems with vocational education.” John Cain Foundation and Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy, University of Melbourne website viewed 20 February 2017.

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