ERIC Number: ED420784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Working towards 2010: Flexibly Delivered Staff Development.
Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
This document consists of a user's guide to flexible delivery of professional development activities aimed at teachers in Australia's system of vocational education and training and a collection of profiles and "snapshots" of successful flexible staff development programs and activities. The user's guide examines the following topics: redefining flexible delivery (roles involved in flexible delivery, some advantages of flexible learning); "practicing what we preach" (staff development for teachers, possible tools, networking, quality systems and process improvement); and determining the suitability of flexibility exercises (using the tools, addressing cultural and management issues). An annotated bibliography contains 55 courses and resources, websites and links, and publications. The profiles and "snapshots" section contains 26 profiles of flexible delivery programs and activities focusing on the following: changing attitudes and practices, extending training skills, leading edge strategies, and professional skills in resources and administration management. Appended is a practical analysis tool that was developed for use in an adult education bachelor of education program and called GLLADRAPPS (an acronym for the 11 elements of learning environments that can be manipulated to develop flexible and adaptive learning environments: grouping, location, learning strategies, attendance, dependency, resources, results, assessment, pace, purpose, and sequence). (MN)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Uses in Education, Cultural Differences, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Educational Resources, Flexible Progression, Foreign Countries, Internet, Learning Activities, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Staff Development, Teacher Improvement, Vocational Education Teachers
Australian National Training Authority, GPO Box 3120, Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.