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Quality Teaching & Learning Framework. Ruth Walker Cooperative Learning Ltd. “People are our greatest asset”. Today. Who are Community Colleges? What is a QTLF for Community Colleges and why would we want one? Research questions Research plan What are the drivers for a QTLF?

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Quality teaching learning framework

Quality Teaching & Learning Framework

Ruth Walker

Cooperative Learning Ltd.



Today
Today

  • Who are Community Colleges?

  • What is a QTLF for Community Colleges and why would we want one?

  • Research questions

  • Research plan

  • What are the drivers for a QTLF?

  • Early findings and discussion


Community colleges in nsw
Community Colleges in NSW

  • 43 autonomous RTOs

  • Over 6 million hours of training (2010)

  • 102,000 individual students

  • More than 500 locations (town/suburbs)

  • Metropolitan, remote and rural locations

  • Cooperative Learning Ltd is a legal cooperative comprised of 17 Community Colleges in Northern NSW


What is a qtlf and why would we want one
What is a QTLF and why would we want one?

A QTLF might describe capabilities, work expectations and career paths for trainers and assessors.

Could be used by Community Colleges for:

  • Designing job descriptions

  • Recruitment and selection of staff

  • Performance appraisal

  • Supporting new and developing trainers

  • Professional development plans and career plans

  • Showing links and pathways between jobs

  • Improving professionalism, teacher autonomy and capacity in CC


Research questions
Research questions

  • What could a quality teaching and learning framework for Community Colleges look like?

  • How could it be used by managers and by trainers?

  • How is professional development currently managed in Community Colleges?

  • Is there any value to having a specific QTLF for Community Colleges? Or would we benefit more from sharing the same QTLF adopted by other VET RTOs?


Research plan
Research Plan

  • Literature review - drivers and best practice

  • Survey Managers and Trainers regarding existing practice and views

  • Recommendations for framework / draft framework


Drivers for a qtlf
Drivers for a QTLF

National Agenda:

Social Inclusion

Participation

Skills needs

Aging workforce

Qualification targets

Workplace accountability and complexity


What has happened so far
What has happened so far?

  • Productivity Commission (2011) VET Workforce Research Report

  • Skills Australia (2011) Skills for Prosperity

  • Mitchell and Ward (2010) National survey of VET practitioner skills

  • Wheelahan (2010) The quality of teaching in VET

  • Hugh Guthrie, Berwyn Clayton (2011) Scoping the feasibility of an association for VET professionals

  • IBSA (2011) Draft VET Capability Framework


Early findings
Early findings

  • Focus groups with College Managers reviewing the IBSA Capability Framework

  • Pros and cons of adopting this framework



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