ERIC Number: ED436677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Diploma of Further Education Project: Pathways to Tertiary Education.
ARIS Resources Bulletin, v10 n4 p4-6 Dec 1999
Since 1998 a consortium of six educational and community institutions in Australia have created a pathway into tertiary education for those not served by existing paths. The new path results in a Diploma of Further Education. The program is based on a philosophy of lifelong learning, including a foundation of eight lifelong learning goals. Curriculum has been developed to enable learners to work toward these educational goals through a learning experience based on recognizing and encompassing the multiplicity and connectedness of learning. Learners who do not complete all modules for the diploma may attain a Certificate IV of Further Education. The program is aimed at learners who return to adult community and further education (ACFE) but who lack the confidence to move on to study at a higher level through previously existing pathways. The program contains four core modules that students must take; they also must develop a portfolio of their learning experiences. The program also features learning mentors, who advise, guide, and befriend the students. An information packet, a curriculum framework, a learning mentor manual, and guidelines for conducting the program have been developed. Six pilot programs have been implemented. Approximately 17 students have been through the pilot, and all those who wanted to do so have applied to further education institutions or universities. (Contains 10 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).
Authoring Institution: National Languages and Literacy Inst. of Australia, Melbourne. Adult Education Resource and Information Service.
Identifiers - Location: Australia