Talking VTE Episode #40

Date: Thurs 5 Feb 2015
Time: 8:30-9:30 PM EST (10 a.m. GMT)

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The Video will be recorded and uploaded to youtube and added to the Google + Hangout recordings playlist

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Google Hangout
  • Michael Coghlan
  • Stephan Ridgway
  • Robyn Jay
  • Rose Grozdanic
  • Vance Stevens (just now saw the link to the wiki)
    AND just now found the link to the parliamentary senate committee inquiry report ...
    I wouldn't be up to speed on this .. add me at your peril

Discussion topics (feel free to add more)

The broad theme for this session is a critical reflection on the VET sector and it's transformation over the past 15-20 years.
Also how e-learning has changed in response

  • Introductions
  • What has changed over time
  • How has the current VET reform agenda transformed eLearning
  • What does the future hold

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Key Session Resources

VET reform reading

Report - TAFE: an Australian asset – Parliament of Australia
The parliamentary senate Committee will inquire into and report on the role played by TAFEs

Reform of Federation White Paper "Roles and Responsibilities in Education – Part B: Vocational Education and Training and Higher Education"

Timeline of VET policy

Wheelahan, Leesa (2013) 'The marketisation of TAFE', Campus Review, June, pp36-37. | Leesa Wheelahan -

White paper misses the complexity of VET

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