ERIC Number: ED420769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Framing the Future. Overview.
Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
"Framing the Future" is a major staff development initiative of the Australian National Training Authority. The initiative supports people in the vocational education and training (VET) sector who are involved in implementing the National Training Framework. "Framing the Future" encourages VET practitioners to take responsibility for their own learning to meet individual needs. Significant features of the staff development model are as follows: the adviser network, 42 work-based learning staff development projects, and network communications that connect advisers and participants in work-based learning projects, that are linked together but may be accessed separately. The model uses a number of learning strategies, such as work-based learning, technology-based learning, and sharing and reflection among groups of practitioners. The staff development model has a number of advantages: it is flexible, it is empowering, and it has the potential to be self-sustaining. External evaluation of "Framing the Future" shows that the initiative exceeded its goals and expectations in 1997. It has played an important role in the development of knowledge and skills of people involved in VET, and the initiative will be continued and expanded in 1998. (KC)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Independent Study, Models, On the Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Vocational Education Teachers, Work Experience
Australian National Training Authority, Level 5, 321 Exhibition St., GPO Box 5347BB, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Identifiers - Location: Australia