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DET - Learn Local Sector - 28 September 2021- Pre-accredited trainers’ professional development

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
  • Adult education institutions
  • PIRE Branch staff
  • ACFE Board
  • ACFE Regional Councils

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

Date: 28 September 2021

Subject: Pre-accredited trainers’ professional development: Taking a project-based approach to foundation skills development

Actions/Critical Date

  • Pre-accredited trainer to register for professional development on Taking a project-based approach to foundation skills development involving five workshops all to be attended using the registration form available from nadia.casarotto@vu.edu.au

The ACFE Board invites Learn Local pre-accredited trainers to register for free professional development on "Taking a project-based approach to foundation skills development involving five 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 of literacy, numeracy, English language, employability and digital skills, a key focus of the ACFE Board Strategy 2020 to 2025.

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 the development of the 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 Project Based Learning 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 March 2022 Face to Face / Online 10am - 2pm Sharing and evaluating participant application of PBL approach with learners.
4 31 March 2022 Face to Face / Online 10am - 2pm Sharing and evaluating participant application of PBL approach with learners.
5 7 April 2022 Face to Face / Online 10am - 1pm How can PBL be incorporated into pre-accredited training?

Participants attending all five sessions will receive a statement to support the 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 08 November 2021

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