AVETRA 12th Annual Conference

 

Aligning Participants, Policy and Pedagogy: Traction and Tensions in VET Research

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Program 2009

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Keynote Sessions:

Reflections on training and Innovation in Australia: Can the National Training system meet Expectations? – Mr Craig Robertson, Group Manager DEEWR
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Widening Participation: Identity, Difference and In/equality – Professor Penny Jane Burke, School of Education, Roehampton University, UK
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Now You see It, Now You Don’t: The Ebb and Flow of Basic Skills in Government Policy and VET Practice – Professor Yvonne Hillier, Professor in Education, Brighton University, UK
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Plenary Sessions:

Aligning VET Research, Policy and Practice: Impacts and Worthiness – AVETRA Dr Ray Barker Fellowship Research Project 
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Stephen Billett – Power Point Presentation

Concurrent Sessions:

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*** Overseas Trained Teachers (OTTs): Student Attitudes and Expectations in the Context of Vocational Education – Jill Murray -Macquarie University, NSW, Judie Cross – Randwick TAFE NSW
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*** Social Construction of Skill Viewed Through the Lens of Training for the Cleaning Industry – Erica Smith – University of Ballarat, VIC
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***The Use of Mixed Methods in VET Research – Roslyn Cameron – Southern Cross University, NSW
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***TAFE Teacher’s Knowledge Bases: Analysis of the Diploma in VET Practice – Ian Robertson – RMIT University, VIC
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Paper # 15.00
How Training Organisations are Using E-Learning to Support National Training Initiatives around Apprenticeships and RPL – Victor Callan – The University of Queensland, QLD, Annie Fergusson – Australian Flexible Learning Framework, SA
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Paper # 16.00
***Making Vet Pedagogy Explicit – Ros Brennan Kemmis AM, Sharon Ahern – Charles Sturt University, NSW, Sarah Sutcliffe – Canberra Institute of Technology, ACT
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Paper # 17.00
Apprenticeship Outcomes and Client Expectations – A Pilot Survey of Commercial Cookery Graduates and Employers – Yiannis Dimitriou – Skills Tasmania, TAS
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Paper # 19.00
Harmonising Further and Higher Education: A Case Study – Stephen Crump – University of Newcastle, NSW, Meg McLoghy, David Kirkby, Julie Johnson – TAFE NSW, Hunter Institute, NSW
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Paper # 20.00
***Viewing RTOs through the Lens of Culture – Berwyn Clayton – Victoria University, VIC
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Paper # 22.00
Linking Flexible VET Delivery to Community Development in the Context of an Indigenous Community – Stuart C. Anderson, Ruth Wallace, Michael Christie – Charles Darwin University, NT, Deanna Kennedy – Sunrise Health Services, Wugularr Community, NT
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Paper # 23.00
***Why Do Australian Companies Train Their Workers?   An Analysis of the 2005 SEUV Data – Andrew Smith – University of Ballarat, VIC, Eddie Oczkowski – Charles Sturt University, NSW
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Paper # 24.00
Diversity in VET: Will the German Qualifications Framework Contribute to Increasing Permeability and Accreditation Between Different Streams of Vocational Preparation and Initial Training? – Thomas Deissinger – University of Konstanz, Germany
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Paper # 25.00
***Playing Your Way to Competency – Mark O’Rourke, Juanita Custance – Victoria University, VIC
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Paper # 26.00
***Learningful Work: How Can the Workplace Foster Affordances for Learning? – Geri Pancini, Rob McCormack – Victoria University, VIC
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Paper # 27.00
***From ‘Trade Teacher’ to ‘Critically Reflective Practitioner’: The Relationship between Theory and Occupational Identity Formation in TAFE Teachers – John Haycock, Dianne Kelly – Chisholm Institute, VIC
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Paper # 31.00
New Directions for Training Packages – Kit McMahon, Daniela Jaron, Peter Collins – Service Skills Australia, NSW
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Paper # 32.00
***Torquing Up TAFE Teacher Traction through a Critical Spirit Discourse – Mark Tyler – University of Southern Queensland, QLD
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Paper # 33.00
***Graduate and Employer Perspectives on Course Efficacy – A Study of VET in a Developing Economy, Helen Teh, Donna Pendergast – University of Queensland, QLD
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Paper # 34.00
***The Experience of Learning for the TAFE Student with a Mental Illness: Implications for Policy and Pedagogy? – Annie Venville – La Trobe University, VIC
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Paper # 35.00
Increasing the Confidence of Advanced RPL Assessors – John Mitchell – John Mitchell & Associates, NSW, Judy Gronold – Department of Education Training and the Arts (DETA), QLD
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Paper # 36.00
***Creating Sustainable Competitive Advantage and Resilience in VET Organisations: Is Capability Building the Answer? – Mark Harris – Department of Education, Training and the Arts (DETA), QLD, Robyn Cooper, Deborah Robertson, Terry Clark – Southbank Institute of Technology, NSW
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Paper # 37.00
Autobiographical Reflection and Perspective Transformation in Adult Learners Returning to Study: Research in Progress – Jennifer Miles – Chisholm Institute, VIC
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Paper # 39.00
***Aligning Workplace Pedagogies with Learners: What Do they Need to Know? – Sarojni Choy – Queensland University of Technology, QLD
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Paper # 40.00
VET Pathways into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Occupations – Patrick Lim, Alison Anlezark, Ronnie Semo, Nhi Nguyen – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), SA
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Paper # 43.00
***A Quarter of a Century of CBT: The Vicissitudes of an Idea – Roger Harris, Steven Hodge – University of South Australia, SA
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Paper # 44.00
Enhancing the Integration of Workplace Learning Through the Use of SMS – An Indonesian Case-Study – Kate Collier – University of Technology Sydney, NSW, Ali Rokhman – University of Soedirman, Indonesia, Sherria Ayuandini – University of Indonesia, Indonesia, Panca Kurniawan – The Indonesian Tax Office, Indonesia
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Paper # 47.00
***Trainers and Transformation: Facilitating the ‘Dark Side’ of Vocational Learning – Steven Hodge – University of South Australia, SA

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Paper # 48.00
Leading Secondary Schools through Vocational Education and Training: Reforming to Senior Learning in Queensland – Michael Singh, Xiafang Chen – University of Western Sydney, NSW, Bobby Harreveld – Central Queensland University, QLD and Adjunct Fellow, Centre for Educational Research, University of Western Sydney, NSW
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Gaining Policy Traction through Alliances: The Calculation of Friends and Enemies – Jenni Carter – University of South Australia, SA
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Undertaking Risky Research – Jenni Carter, Steve Hodge, Kerrie Mackey-Smith – University of South Australia, SA
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Paper # 52.00
***Social Partnerships in Learning: Working Across Identity and Learning Boundaries – Ruth Wallace – Charles Darwin University, NT
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Paper # 53.00
Assessing the Impact of NCVER’s Research – John Stanwick, Jo Hargreaves – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), SA
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Paper # 55.00
***E-nabling E-Portfolios for Skills Recognition of Aboriginal Artworkers in Central Australia – Alicia Boyle – Desert Knowledge CRC/Charles Darwin University, NT
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Paper # 56.00
***The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment: What are our VET Teachers Learning? – Cathy Down, Wendy De Luca, Paul Galloway – Charles Sturt University, NSW
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Paper # 58.00
Shifting the Locus/Locusts: Evidence and Insights into Academic Power and Knowledge from Recent Australian Adult, Vocational and Community Education Research – Barry Golding, Annette Foley, Mike Brown – University of Ballarat, VIC
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Paper # 59.00
Synthesising VET Market Research to Improve Real VET Participation – Paul Harvey – Intacam Pty Ltd (Consultant), Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), ACT
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Paper # 62.00
Women on Track: Addressing Skills Shortages in the Transport/Logistics and Construction Industries – Kimberley Turner-Zeller – Women in Adult & Vocational Education (WAVE), NSW
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Paper # 65.00
Understanding and Making Use of NCVER’s Online Research and Statistical Information – Francesca Beddie, Miriam Saunders – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), SA

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Paper # 66.00
The Post-School Destinations of Young Low Socio-Economic Status Adults: The Place of Vocational Education and Training in the Lives of Queensland’s Year 12 Completers – Michael Singh, Bingyi Li, Bobby Harreveld – University of Western Sydney, NSW
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Paper # 67.00
Identification of Numeracy and Literacy Skills of Apprentices and Trainees at Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE – Neil Hauxwell, Shalene Wilcock – Educational facilitator, Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE, VIC
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Paper # 68.00
The Articulation of School and Work-Based Education and Training: Tractions and Tensions in the Organisational Alignment of Philosophy and Pedagogy – Michael Singh, Guihua Cui, Bobby Harreveld – Centre for Educational Research, University of Western Sydney, NSW
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Paper # 69.00
***Crossing Boundaries, Building Bridges in the Academic Apprenticeship – Margaret Thorne, Roy Smalley, Faith Irving – Monash University, VIC
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Paper # 73.00
Teachers’ Views and Experiences of Higher Education in TAFE – Ann Kelly, Leesa Wheelahan, Stephen Billett – Griffith University, QLD
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Paper # 75.00
Reality vs the Myth – Changing Narrative into Action – Janet Hewson – TAFE NSW Workforce Development, NSW
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Paper # 76.00
*** Early Days: A Personal Review of a Research Into Practice Initiative – Regan Harding – North Coast TAFE, NSW
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Paper # 78.00
Aligning Policy with Practice: An Evaluation of Vocational Education and Training in the Library and Information Services Sector – Gillian Hallam – Queensland University of Technology, QLD, Dianne Walton-Sonda – Australian Library and Information Association, ACT, Paul Genoni – Curtin University of Technology, WA
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Paper # 79.00
Aiming at the Higher Completion Rates in VET – Homi Azemikhah – University of Sunshine Coast, QLD
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Paper # 80.00
***New Roles and Challenges for Managers as Facilitators of Workplace Learning – osalind Carter – University of Technology, NSW
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Paper # 81.00
Working with Youth at Risk in the Granville Area: The Story of the Granville Alternative TAFE Education (GATE) Program – Therese Douglas – TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute, NSW
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Paper # 83.00
Life as a Lab Rat: Work in the TAFE Sector under the Victorian Government’s Regime of Reform and Experimentation – David McLean – Kangan Batman TAFE, VIC
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Paper # 84.00
Practitioners as Researchers: A Forum for New Researchers – Ann Reich – University of Technology Sydney, NSW, Catherine Down – Charles Sturt University, NSW
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Paper # 85.00
Teacher Training and Readiness for Working in TAFE – Jane Court – Monash University, VIC
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Paper # 86.00
***Aligning Partnerships, Policy and Pedagogy with Participants: A Social Capital Perspective – Jo Balatti – James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Stephen Black – University of Technology Sydney, NSW, Ian Falk – Charles Darwin University, NT
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Paper #87.00
***Head Teacher Perspectives on their Changing Role in TAFE NSW – Stephen Black – University of Technology Sydney, NSW
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Paper # 88.00
***Supporting Cultural Change: Recognising the Value of Informal Learning in a Public Service Case Study – Llandis Barratt-Pugh – Edith Cowan University, WA
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Paper # 92.00
Doing a Good Job: How TAFE Institutes Evaluate Their Effectiveness and Efficiency – Josie Misko, Sian Halliday Wynes – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), SA
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Paper # 94.00
***Blended Learning Lead Institute – Gerard Corcoran – Brisbane North Institute of TAFE Queensland, QLD
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Paper # 95.00
***Teachers from Industry: From Work to School – Annette Green – Charles Sturt University, NSW
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Paper # 96.00
***Community, Credit, Connections and Careers – John Pardy – Box Hill Institute, VIC
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Paper # 97.00
Skilling for Economic, Environmental and Social Sustainability: Building ‘Integrated Global Educator’ Capacity in the VET Workforce – Terri Seddon – Monash University, VIC
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Paper # 98.00
Making Managers: The Nature of Career Pathways into Leadership and Management Roles in VET – Michele Simons, Roger Harris – University of South Australia, SA
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Paper # 100.00
***International Students in Australian VET – Framing a Research Project – Ly Tran – RMIT University, VIC
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Paper # 103.00
Thinking and Acting Outside the Square: Collaborative and Participative Research in VET – A Case Study – Elaine Butler, Kate Lawrence – WAVE, Blackwood, SA
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Paper #105.00
Panel of the New Researchers Projects – Melinda Randall – Major Training Services, NSW, Ruth Wallace – Charles Darwin University, NT, Regan Harding – North Coast TAFE, NSW, Llandis Barratt-Pugh – Edith Cowan University, WA, Mark Mossuto – RMIT University, VIC

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Paper # 106.00
Training Needs Analysis – Optimising Your Chances for Success – Melinda Randall – Major Training Services, NSW

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Paper # 107.00
***Social Capital and Employability – Ralph Catts – University of Stirling, Scotland, UK
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