It's about your relationship with yourself and the person you are trying to influence and support.
“Creativity can come from anywhere”
Reflection is a natural part of the learning process and all of us (kids and adults) need to do it more often and with each other.
“Find uses for a tool that even the designers never even envisioned”
"Tapping into students' interests and passions motivates creativity"
"Learning is ageless and timeless - it's not just a 21st-century 'thing'."
“I enjoy driving change and disrupting contemporary practices”
Technology makes creativity but the motivation must still come from within.
"It was a hit, and the rest is history!"
The ability to connect with those who challenge is a unique experience.
“I was once mistaken for George Clooney while teaching in Thailand. I guess all tall Americans look the same…”
"This may sound strange, but by far the most overrated topic in education right now is learning."
"The novelty of technology might trigger early, but fleeting, interest."
"I am there to be an architect of learning experiences, but students execute the lesson."
"Education provides the opportunity to grow, to change, to understand parts of ourselves and others".
"Our vocational education and training sector has much to offer, and I think this should be our positive focus."
"Consistent evidence points to creativity being one of the surviving areas of employability into the future."
"I have seen some brilliant learning tools—and some pretty poor ones, too".
"I try to teach using hands-on, inquiry approaches with relevant contexts."
"Technology can be transformative, but it needs to be used in the right way."
Martin Powell is the CEO of the VET Development Centre, whose experience working with ACPET and on the National Advisory for Tertiary Education Skills and Employment has established him as a prominent leader in the VET industry. He sits down with Reay Mackay, founder and managing director of aXcelerate, to discuss his experiences in the industry.
Kit McMahon has occupied the role of Chief Operating Officer for the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET), the national peak body for independent post-compulsory education providers in Australia. Reay Mackay sat down with Kit to discuss the private education landscape in the aftermath of these developments, and find out what RTOs and other education providers should be focusing on to maximise their success in 2017 and beyond.
Lauren Hollows is the founder and CEO of Understand TAE, an emerging company offering innovative advice and a growing range of simple-to-use tools designed to help RTOs develop their internal capacity. Having run RTOs from senior management positions for the better part of a decade, Lauren now uses her extensive knowledge and experience to deliver professional consultation and training to RTOs looking to develop their internal capacity — both from a regulatory and training view.
This month, we spoke to Shane Darwin, from telecommunications and training company JB Hunter, about what it takes to be a first-rate training company in 2017. Shane started working with JB Hunter on a contract basis in September last year, and he has since taken on the permanent role of ‘Training Manager’, where he oversees training delivery, compliance, curriculum and systems.