Many people find post-school learning opportunities confusing to navigate, especially when considering diverse learning needs.
Work based learning is a highly attractive aspect of vocational education and training for learners, as it offers a learning experience that goes beyond the theoretical constraints of classroom-based training.
With his three TED Talks amassing over 90 million views, Robinson has strongly impacted the way people think about and approach education across the globe. We can learn a great deal from him for improving VET.
The student experience is one of the most important aspects an RTO and its trainers need to consider. Here are 5 tips for how your RTO can optimise the student experience.
Creating an engaging, positive and effective learning environment is important, but it can be challenging to achieve without the right tools. Here are some actionable ways to keep your learners intellectually active and engaged in an inspiring educational environment.
With any vocational education program, moving to online learning is a huge challenge. It’s even more challenging when a program relies on practical work for students to succeed.
Adapting to digital classrooms is the greatest challenge since my keto diet.
If your students are used to face-to-face learning you'll need to make their online experience live up to their usual training.
"While I may not have control over everything that happens, I have the power to choose my path forward."
How to find and manage work-based learning employers, for your WBL program.
A Work Ready Program is essential to prepare students for work-based learning. We explain the key areas to focus on when creating your own program.
Common challenges you'll face when offering work-based learning programs, and tips on how to tackle them.
"RTOs need to really listen to what their customers are wanting from their training program rather than being presented with ‘this is it’."
“It is literally neurobiologically impossible to think deeply about things that you don’t care about”
"When you have a new idea in your mind, getting it realized is often harder with the barriers and limitations of current technology"
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” - Dr Jane Bozarth
"Tapping into students' interests and passions motivates creativity" - Mike Karlin
Addressing these students is imperative, especially within the VET sector.
"Learning is ageless and timeless - it's not just a 21st-century 'thing'."
Maintaining RTO quality is central to ensuring a sustainable, profitable and successful business.
“I enjoy driving change and disrupting contemporary practices” - Adam King
Technology makes creativity but the motivation must still come from within.
Here are tips and tricks to make sure you’re engaging your mature learners.
It's all about turning “haha” into “a-ha!” How can humor help with learning?
“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."
"I have seen some brilliant learning tools—and some pretty poor ones, too".
Exner Education is embracing kinaesthetic learning. Education is on the brink of revolution.
"I try to teach using hands-on, inquiry approaches with relevant contexts."
Ready trainer one. Press Start. VR is changing a lot more than just gaming, education is ready to evolve.
"Technology can be transformative, but it needs to be used in the right way."
We all deserve the best from VET.
Too often in VET we focus on paperwork and meeting training package requirements, that we can forget about the art of training and engaging with students.
On fleek. Basic. Netflix and chill. Yas queen. If you don’t know what these terms mean, you’re not alone. If you do, you may be a millennial.
You sit down with the auditor, they pull open a file and place it in front of you.
Do you remember what motivated you to become a teacher? Was it your determination to make a difference and improve the lives of your students? Participating in the enhancement of life skills and supporting the development of others is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling journeys you can experience.
I have often been asked one question: “What does it take to be a truly inspirational trainer?”
If you’re walking through the hallowed halls of power and have your ears low to the ground, you might just hear people whispering the mysterious phrase ‘Tin Can API.’ Alright, maybe not in Australian Parliament or the White House, but perhaps in San Francisco’s Silicon Valley, where similar mysterious expressions — think ‘bitcoin’ or ‘virtual reality’ or even ‘Facebook’ to name but a few — turned relatively unknown tech-heads into multimillionaires overnight.