Presentation by Barbara Cram
‘A community engagement approach to designing educational pathways’
In a competitive market driven by national targets, universities today have a responsibility to raise educational participation and outcomes for people experiencing disadvantage, including those living in regional communities. The creation of educational pathways is a popular response to current national initiaitves.
This presentation investigates streategies used by one university to:
• design entry pathways to support students from a range of backgrounds
• design off-campus programs for regional delivery
• develop pathway programs through participatory design with regional communities
• develop strategies for promoting pathway options to those who most need them.
Three illustrative case studies will be presented to stimulate discussion.
Presentation by Dr. Sinan Gemici
Young people’s outcomes from VET: What have we learnt from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth?
The Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) is a research program that follows young Australians as they move through secondary school, into further study, work and other destinations. A key objective of LSAY is to understand the role of VET in shaping young people’s educational and occupational trajectories. This presentation will introduce VET professionals to the LSAY research program and summarise what we currently know about the ways in which school-based and post-school VET programs influence young people’s transition outcomes.