ERIC Number: ED333214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Assessment and Standards in Vocational Education and Training. Conference/Workshop Report (Adelaide, Australia, October 1-3, 1990).
TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, Ltd., Leabrook (Australia).
These proceedings contain 17 papers from plenary sessions, workshops, and other presentations at a conference to consider and clarify major issues in assessment and standards in vocational education and training, including identification of problems and suggested solutions. A summary of discussions follows most presentations. Plenary session papers are as follows: "The Importance of Skills and Standards" (Slee); "The Development of the Vocational Education System in the Federal Republic of Germany from the Special Perspective of the 1992 European Integration" (Laur-Ernst); "United Kingdom Reforms in Qualifications and Standards in Vocational Training" (Fuller); "Issues Affecting Assessment and Accreditation" (Kirby); and "Summary and Challenges" (Hall). Workshops include the following: "Skill Standards in the Textile Clothing Footwear Industries" (Parkinson); "Competency-Based Training: COSTAC Working Party Report" (Murphy); "A Workplace Education (Adult Literacy) Project in the Hunter Valley" (McLauchlan); "More and Better Skills Recognition: Where Are We Up To? Where Are We Going?" (Ashenden); "The Trademen's Rights Regulation Act: National Recognition in the Metal and Electrical Trades" (Newton); "Graded Criterion Referenced Assessment in Competency-Based Training" (Van de Graaff); "Competency-Based Vocational Education: Implications for Teacher Education" (Watson); "What Is Clever about Competency-Based Training?" (Thompson); "Staff Development in Competency-Based Assessment" (Docking); "National Recognition of Experiential Learning for the Hospitality Industry" (Casey); "National Scheme for Accreditation of Independent Business Colleges" (Walsh); "TRAC: A Competency-Based Link between School and Work" (Sweet); "A Whole College Approach to Competency-Based Self-Paced Delivery" (Wickenton); and "Media Package: Assessing Competency in the Workplace" (Barry, Davy). Other presentations are: "The Challenges for Australia in Vocational Education and Training" (Dawkins); "Speech by the Minister of Employment and Further Education" (Rann); and "How Did We Get Here from There" (Ramsey). The program and list of participants are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Certification, Competence, Competency Based Education, Credentials, Criterion Referenced Tests, Education Work Relationship, Employment Experience, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Job Training, Performance Tests, Personnel Evaluation, Postsecondary Education, Prior Learning, Secondary Education, Standards, Vocational Education
TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, Ltd., Leabrook (Australia).