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Kaye Bowman - Riding The Waves, Cairns Nov07


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Kaye Bowman gave an overview of her evaluation of the community engagement projects.

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Kaye Bowman - Riding The Waves, Cairns Nov07

  1. 1. “Riding the waves” Has the Community Engagement Project succeeded in creating waves? Dr Kaye Bowman
  2. 2. “Riding the waves” 1. Community engagement project aims 2. Project achievements 3. Factors contributing to project success & How the project stacks up against the evidence base 4. Conclusions
  3. 3. Community Engagement Project Aim 1 Aim 2 Aim 3 E-learning Learner Creative capability Engagement Community partnerships building Aim 4. Sustainable e-learning
  4. 4. 20 creative community partnerships Primary partners Number TAFE 11 ACE 62 School 3 University 2 Local gov’t & regional 14 Local business 6 Local community 6 services State (issue) networks 10 State government 6
  5. 5. Community Engagement Locations
  6. 6. E-learning capability building Project ls Local oo Community t team E- facilitators leader Some no Train the E-platforms E- Kit TEXT TEXT learning trainer courses Own Workshops Others ready program to mentor 80+trained Referrals during 14 Tool boxes “Real time pilots After pilot Learning” Digitalstory care
  7. 7. Learner engagement • Over 1000 learners in • Taster programs 14 pilots • VET subjects, informally • Range 10-340 /pilot • Targets included • Accredited VET Single groups Business or frontline management or Youth and aged care work Training and assessment Whole small OHS communities Retail
  8. 8. Community engagement project Success factors E- Shared Client focus Expert Cham commitment team p -top down -connections support & on bottom up and support training
  9. 9. Partnership development “Partnership work” Cultural scoping -shared goals –win-win Connection building- Clear roles, respectful processes, recognising contributions Capacity building- securing resources, avoiding burn-outs Collective work -runs on the board Trust building-keep informed, recognising and addressing differing needs
  10. 10. E learning champions case examples 1.Neighbourhood house From no learning capability to a national award to agent for VET 2.Small business development organization From no learning capability to special program to commercial operation
  11. 11. E learning champions case examples 3. Cross education sector sharing Until the pilot, the secondary schools and the community education centres were unaware of the Framework and its resources. Similarly, the TAFE and ACE partners were unable to access the Multi Media Victoria’s Learning Federation resources that have been developed by primary and secondary schools. Moreover, although some of the secondary teachers knew these resources existed, none had previously been equipped to use the resources… Source; LEP pilot Final report
  12. 12. Client focus to engaging the learner • Take time to induct the learner • Offer relevant to them e-learning • Provide considerable support – One on one mentoring – Learning circles for peer learning – Work portfolios
  13. 13. Conclusions The Community Engagement Project Successful pilots, at a galloping pace Learner engagement principles emerged Activity continued beyond pilot funding Model worked –waves created
  14. 14. Next Cycle with expert support team Regional Learner networks engagement guidelines New takers? Here today Multi phases funding Better &longer performance reporting