This approach may be reflective of the Regions PMF initiative2 more schools are training transition advisers in 2011Is the building of community / business partnerships for vocational learning been embedded in your school's strategicplanning processes?y 44 n 12b) Identify community / business partnerships that have supported student career knowledge and understanding in your school.47 Local Businesses 48 TAFE46 Community organisations 39 Local Community Partnership - SWL44 Government agencies 43 Other education and training providers33 Job Network 34 Youth Connections28 Partnership Broker 46 Otherc) Identify community linked activities that have supported student career and transition planning.50 Guest speakers 38 Industry visits49 Careers Expos 29 Enterprise activities32 Mentoring 26 Links to Learning Program28 Alternative Learning Programs 10 OtherSchools
Sheet with the PMF VS opportunitiesBottom points are from 2010 report.
STW in 2010.<br />We began the process of explicitly linking STW and Office of Schools priority areas. 47 schools state that STW is part of the schools management plan- 2011 will be making those links stronger and more explicit across the school and its community<br />35 schools have adopted a Career and Transition team approach<br />WSR 11 trained Transition Advisers <br />26 schools used the Student Pathways Survey predominantly with Year 10.<br />
Reflections from the 2010 process<br />Projects / activities did not link project outcomes to STW plan or the schools management plan<br />Insufficient detail<br />
What is Action Research?<br />Action research can be described as a family of research methodologies which pursue action (or change) and research (or understanding) at the same time. In most of its forms it does this by:<br />using a cyclic or spiral process which alternates between action and critical reflection and <br /> in the later cycles, continuously refining methods, data and interpretation in the light of the understanding developed in the earlier cycles. <br />Dick, Bob (1999) What is action research? Available on line at http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/gcm/ar/whatisar.html<br />
Deals with your problems not someone else’s<br />Can start now or whenever you are ready and will give immediate results<br />Promotes the strengthening of relationships between staff<br />Provides schools with alternate ways of viewing and approaching educational questions and subsequently a new way of examining their own practices.<br />Action Research :<br />
STW and the NSLA<br />Regional initiative is ‘Planning my Future’<br />Upcoming professional learning<br />WSR NSLA Wiki<br />STW and NSLA are intrinsically linked but not at the exclusion of other programs.<br />Alternate and compacted curriculums designed.<br />Mentoring programs continued.<br />Introduction of English Studies and Applied Maths<br />Flexibility of subject selection- ie; offering of 2 VET Courses<br />Investigation of pre-vocational courses available.<br />Expansion of the SBAT possibilities for students. <br />Establishment of 'transition' classes in Year 11<br />
Social Media and STW<br />Some resources in addition to Scott’s presentation<br />http://edudemic.com/2011/07/social-media-education/ 10 best and worst things about social media<br />http://edudemic.com/2011/01/every-teachers-must-have-guide-to-facebook/ 10 yr olds guide <br />Get ideas.org.au<br />