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- Work, education and knowledge: a case study of educational partnerships and pathways
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Education & Arts, School of Education
- This paper will evaluate the changing nature of learning about work in further and higher education through a broad analysis of trends about curriculum and practice linked to a case study of my own multi-sector institution. The global skills shortage is changing the dimensions of access to education, training and work so that new ‘career territories’ are being opened up, creating different frameworks for learning spaces, including revitalising educational experiences within work places to be more integrated and authentic. These changes are occurring in ways that cross barriers between education and the economy, and between different sectors within education and training such as VET and higher education. This emphasis on ‘work-readiness’ is shaping new constructs around general and technical knowledge. The University of Newcastle in Australia, with its partner at the Central Coast Campuses – the TAFE NSW Hunter Institute – has developed new strategic directions focussing on a closer alignment between undergraduate teaching and workplace experience. This paper will present perspective on the synergies between education, work and knowledge applied to the contemporary world of further and higher education.
- WACE Asia Pacific Conference 2008. WACE Asia Pacific Conference: E-Proceedings (Manly, N.S.W. 30 September - 3 October, 2008) p. 108-114
- Australian Collaborative Education Network
- Resource Type
- conference paper