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Why Indonesia Matters in Our Schools
The aim of VETConnect is to build teacher capacity, integrate industry perspectives, positively impact student outcomes in VET and increase the quality in VET offerings across both countries. VETConnect aims to refresh this integral school engagement between Australia and India in line with the New Education Policy (NEP) and strategic industry and skilling priorities within the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between Australia and India.
Building on the success of the Australia-India BRIDGE School Partnerships Program, the program will focus on teachers as key conduits to increasing the quality of in-school VET offerings. The program will:
During the program, participating teachers will build and apply their skills across four key themes:
Professional Learning Program
Educators participating in the program will undertake 20 hours of professional learning delivered online through asynchronous and synchronous platforms. The program will be broken into four key phases of learning. The four Phases include:
1.Key Themes in VET
Over four workshops, teachers will be introduced to four key themes in VET education, including global competencies in VET, Girls in VET, Assessment in VET and Digital pedagogies for VET. Teachers will hear from experts as well as share practice and explore school-based VET in Indian and Australian contexts
2.Best Practice in VET Pedagogies
Over four workshops, teachers will connect with Industry bodies, share examples of best practice and analyse new trends in VET education such as micro-credentials and competency-based frameworks. Over the course of the second phase teachers will also be supported to apply their learnings and collaboratively design an action research project based around the four key themes explored in phase 1 and 2.
3.Collaborative Action Research Project
Phase 3 will start with an intensive design summit, led by Education and Industry experts, to develop a plan to implement their action research project into their own classroom context. They will then move into a six-week action research phase, with two industry coaching sessions, in which they are supported to implement their action research project andapply their learnings to the classroom environment.
4.Sharing of Practice
Teachers will come together as a cross-cultural community of practice to share the impact of their Action Research project with the wider group. Action Research projects will be collated into case studies for publication and distribution as a professional learning resource for other teachers.
Additional speakers will be announced over the coming weeks
Director, Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University
Strategic Partnerships Manager, Griffith Asia Institute
Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, Griffith University and the Director of the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies (QLD Node)
Curatorial Manager of Asian and Pacific Art, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and previously Director, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art NSW
Diversity Coordinator, AFL Queensland
Adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research
This workshop will introduce curriculum frameworks and classroom resources for intercultural understanding
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Learning Coordinator, Asia Education Foundation
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