The impact of educational change and implications for your teaching practice

The impact of educational change and implications for your teaching practice

Assignment 2: The impact of educational change and implications for your teaching practice.

Task Description:
There are two options in Assignment 2.? You must choose one of these options
? Option 1 is best for students who want to analyse a key change or issue in adult and vocational education in Australia and the implications for your teaching practice
? Option 2 is best for students who want to analyse a key change or issue in adult and vocational education in another country and the implications for your teaching practice
The requirements and demands of both options is the same as is the assessment criteria
Option 12, Assignment 2
Select an educational organisation or a sector of education and select one key change or issue that you
wish to analyse. Examples of an ?organisation? or ?sector? include, but are not limited to:
? an institute of TAFE or Queensland TAFE considered as a whole,
? a private VET provider,
? an enterprise which provides its own work-based training,
? a school that provides VET in schools,
? a community-based provider of adult and community education (for example, neighbourhood house, community centre, college of adult education, voluntary organisation etc), or
? a department of adult literacy education within a broader institution.
Examples of changes or issues may include (but are not limited to):
? training packages as the mandated form of qualifications in VET in general, and the consequences for your field of practice in particular,
? audit and the Australian Quality Training Framework(AQTF),
? the extent to which the role of the ACE sector is recognised in government policy,
? the Commonwealth welfare to work reforms,
? VET in schools,
? school-based apprenticeships,
? the establishment of Commonwealth technical colleges as senior secondary schools,
? the QLD Education and Training Reforms of the Future,
? the changes that will occur to VET provision as a consequence of the QLD Skills Paper,
? flexible learning and e-learning,
? the Commonwealth government’s insistence that VET be about training for work and that VET be ‘industry led’,
? the introduction of VET graduate certificates and VET graduate diplomas on the Australian Qualifications Framework,
? TAFE?s increasing interest in offering fee-for-service higher education associate degrees and bachelor degrees,
? ?the decision by the Commonwealth government in the 2007 Budget to extend ?fee-help?, which is an income contingent loan available to students undertaking full-fee programs in higher education, to full-fee-for-service diplomas and advanced diplomas in VET as long as they provide credit transfer in a higher education program,
? the shortening of apprenticeship training times as a consequence of implementing competency-based principles rather than time served in the apprenticeship,
? embeIDing the new ?employability skills? in all VET qualifications, and
? the Labor government?s intention to introduce a ?trade centre? in very secondary school in Australia.
Contextualise the change or issue you have selected through a discussion of the social, economic and political environment the government (Commonwealth or state) is responding to and how this shapes government policy.
Your contextual analysis should include a discussion of globalisation, the changing nature of work, lifelong learning and the learning society.
Use this contextual analysis to consider the particular key change or issue you wish to
analyse. You need to explain, analyse and theorise about the way in which the policy, change or issue you have selected impacts on education and on your teaching practice. If you have been teacher, are a teacher now, or are in an educational leadership role, you will need to discuss the impact this policy, change or issue will have on your practice. If you have not yet begun teaching, reflect on the impact the policy, change or issue will have on your teaching practice in the future. Discuss the extent to which adult and vocational education teachers can shape their own practice within the broad policy context that you have described and illustrated through your discussion of a particular policy, change or issue. Reflect on
the way in which the theories and concepts in this course have helped you to think about your own practice as a future or current adult and vocational education teacher.
You should use the set readings?and Study Guide, but you will also need to identify
appropriate readings that are relevant to the policy, issue or change you are aIDressing.
in the study guide you can start working from module 2 coz the modules before that is related to assignment 1 .

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