ERIC Number: ED441982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Framing the Future. Re-framing the Future: A Report on the Long-Term Impacts of Framing the Future.
Australia's Framing the Future (FTF) project was designed to develop a model of staff development to support implementation of the National Training Framework (NTF). A survey of FTF project managers found these long-term impacts: implementation of training packages and other aspects of NTF, new forms of collaboration between industry and training providers and of networking, and ongoing staff development in relation to NTF. FTF affected individuals, from sessional teaching staff to industry employers and trainers; impacts ranged from changing mindsets to providing with more confidence and skills to implement NTF. The FTF model was regularly transferred to other settings and replicated within organizations. FTF progressively became an agent of systemic change, involved with pedagogy, organizational learning, organizational change, and provider-industry relations. These four new ways of viewing impacts led to re-evaluation of impacts and appreciation of the sequence of program impacts on individuals and groups; upward spiral over time; hierarchy from lower to higher levels; and suitability of impacts in aligning with program's aims. FTF was very cost effective, with a "cascading effect." FTF management could increase its impact by further refining business management processes. (Appendixes include definitions, literature review, evaluation methodology, additional survey data, and 27 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change, Cooperative Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Developed Nations, Educational Certificates, Foreign Countries, Industry, Labor Force Development, Models, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Student Certification, Vocational Education
Australian National Training Authority, Level 5, 321 Exhibition Street, GPO Box 5347BB, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia. Tel: 03 9630 9800, Fax: 03 9630 9888, Web site: http://www.anta.gov.au. For full text: http://www.tafe.sa.edu.au/institutes/para/ftf/eval/rftf.htm.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Identifiers - Location: Australia