ERIC Number: ED353435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Competent Workforce. Adult Learning Strategies for Vocational Educators and Trainers.
Gonczi, Andrew, Ed.
The intent of this document is to provide teachers in vocational education and trainers in industry, commerce and government with a greater understanding of the role of vocational education and training in the current context of economic and industrial change in Australia. Following an introduction, section 1 deals with the policy context of the development of human resources and explains the challenges to vocational educators. It includes the following: (1) "Workplace Reform and Vocational Education and Training" (Geoff Hayton); (2) "The Policy Context for Vocational Education and Training" (Andrew Gonczi, Paul Hager); and (3) "Challenges Facing Vocational Teachers and Trainers in the 1990s" (Geoff Scott). Section 2 deals with strategies for developing learning in the workplace and in vocational education settings. It includes the following: (1) "Communication Competence" (Michael Kaye); (2) "Self-Paced Learning" (Lann Dawes); (3) "Self-Directed Learning" (Griff Foley); (4) "Teaching for Critical Thinking" (Paul Hager); (5) "Mentoring and Coaching" (Peter Russell); (6) "Intensive Workshops" (Hank Schaafsma, Laraine Spindler); and (7) "Learning through Play: Simulations and Games" (Elizabeth Leigh, Hank Schaafsma). Section 3, on self-evaluation and ways of assessing learning, includes the following: (1) "Assessing Standards of Competence" (Doug McCurry); (2) "Assessment in Modern Vocational Education" (Geof Hawke, Liz Oliver); (3) "Recognition of Prior Learning" (Ruth Cohen); and (4) "Self-Evaluation" (Bob Gowing, Shirley Saunders). (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Vocational Education, Corporate Education, Critical Thinking, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Educational Games, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Industrial Structure, Industrial Training, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Learning Strategies, Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Simulation
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia