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DET - Learn Local Sector - 26 October 2021 - Reminder: Taking a project-based approach to foundation skills development

Department of Education and Training
Higher Education and Skills

Participation, Inclusion and Regional Engagement Branch Memo

To:

  • Registered Learn Local providers
  • Statewide providers
  • PIRE Branch staff
  • ACFE Board
  • ACFE Regional Councils

From: Jeanette Nagorcka, Executive Director, Adult, Community and Further Education

Date: 26 October 2021

Subject: Reminder - Taking a project-based approach to foundation skills development

Actions/Critical date

Last call for Learn Local trainers to register for professional development on 'Taking a project-based approach to foundation skills development'using the registration form available from nadia.casarotto@vu.edu.au

The ACFE Board invites Learn Local trainers to register for free professional development on 'Taking a project-based approach to foundation skills development' involving 5 interlinked workshops run by Victoria University, Curriculum Maintenance Manager (VU CMM).

Using a project-based approach to foundation skills development supports adult learning principles by situating learning in meaningful contexts and achievement of quality delivery, a key focus of the ACFE Board Strategy 2020 to 2025External Link .

The VU CMM program involves an integrated process of planning, applying, reviewing and reflecting. This is a valuable opportunity to work closely with your peers to constructively review your teaching practice with the potential to amend or improve practices and approaches in facilitating development of English language, literacy, numeracy, employability and digital skills of your learners. To obtain the maximum benefit, participants must attend all five workshops in the scheduled program:

Workshop

Date

Location

Time

Coverage

1

3 Nov 2021

Online

10am - 1pm

1. Introduction to Project-Based Learning (PBL) theory

2. Introduction to PBL research

2

2 Dec 2021

Online

10am - 1pm

1. Analysis and discussion of PBL research

2. PBL in action and examination of case studies

3

24 Mar 2022

Face to face / online

10am - 2pm

Sharing and evaluating participant application of PBL approach with learners

4

31 Mar 2022

Face to face / online

10am - 2pm

Sharing and evaluating participant application of PBL approach with learners

5

7 Apr 2022

Face to face / online

10am - 1pm

How can PBL be incorporated into pre-accredited training?

Participants attending all five sessions receive a statement to support currency requirement in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (SRTOs) or the AQTF Standards. Be quick. Participant numbers are restricted to 25, with a limit of 2 participants per Learn Local provider. Obtain the registration form by emailing nadia.casarotto@vu.edu.au.

Inquiries: Please phone VU CMM on 03 9919 5300 or 03 9919 5302.

Reviewed 26 October 2021

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