ERIC Number: ED456308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
IT Training Package and the Workplace Context--HOW?
Ruiz, Santi; Earl, Richard; Ruiz, Julie; van den Broeke, Pam
Australia's new information technology training package emphasizes assessment occurring in the workplace or in a simulated work environment. The options available to Australia's technical and further education (TAFE) institutes in delivering institutionalized training to meet this requirement were explored. The following four options were explored: (1) do nothing different except perhaps to change the titles of assessment instruments from "assignment" to "case study"; (2) require an industry placement component for each award from Certificate II onward; (3) only take traineeships; and (4) require a practice firm component for all assessments. A combination of all four methods was deemed the best and most feasible way of meeting the requirements of the training package and students. A model for work-based assessment was then developed. According to the model, each subject would be assessed by a combination of formative assessment throughout the subject and a summative assessment that are based on a common theme related to a particular fictitious enterprise across all subjects. The model integrates the typical classroom-based delivery, structured support classes, and a final year project, and it contains elements of all four delivery options. Possible implementation issues, including being unable to find suitable industry placements for students, were considered. (MN)
Descriptors: Competence, Competency Based Education, Context Effect, Conventional Instruction, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Information Technology, Instructional Materials, Models, Performance Based Assessment, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Summative Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Technical Education, Testing
For full text: http://www.avetra.org.au/PAPERS%202001/ruiz.pdf.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia