The report mentions online education once, with reference to apprenticeships, but does not discuss the implications for education. This is a little like discussing the future of the taxi or accommodation industries without mentioning Uber or Airbnb. Hopefully the Senate Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers (which I am talking to Monday) will not make this mistake.
Recommendation 5 refers to the education of teachers, but could be applied to any vocationally related program:
"... accrediting programs, higher education providers be required to be able to demonstrate that their programs have evidence-based pedagogical approaches, effective integration of professional experience, rigorous and iterative assessment of pre-service teachers throughout their education, and final assessments that ensure pre-service teachers are classroom ready."One interesting set of statistics in Figure 4.1 (page 75) has the percentage of post school pathway for 2016 students. The largest is 69% going to university versus TAFE, college and apprenticeships at 21%. I suggest the latter needs to be higher.
Terms of Reference
List of Recommendations
- Teaching and teachers
- Measurements of gain in school
- Opportunities to better inform and support students in relation to post-school education and training
- Students with disability
B. List of hearings and witnesses
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