AVETRA is Australasia's only national, independent association of researchers in vocational education and training (VET).
In April 2021 AVETRA will be holding a multi-day conference with speakers and sessions drawn from researchers, practitioners and policymakers across Australia and internationally. The conference theme is Recover, rethink and rebuild: All eyes on VET.
The call for abstract submissions is now open, closing 5 March 2021. Submissions are being invited addressing the following themes:
VET road to recovery - Examining VET reform, VET’s role and relevance in economic and social recovery during times of local, national and/or international turmoil caused by disasters such as (for example), disease, famine, natural disasters and war.
Practice and Pedagogy - Examining VET pedagogy, curriculum and partnerships, qualifications, industry collaborations and innovations in practice, including applied research undertaken by VET practitioners and institutional leaders.
Equity and Diversity - Examining equity and diversity in a VET context, including its role in improving social and economic equity and diversity outcomes.
Research - Research that sits outside the above themes but is still aligned with the conference theme. It could include research on VET itself and papers that draw on big data (e.g. AVETMISS, NCVER Collections, ABS, HILDA, LSAY, OECD) to illuminate patterns and trends in Australian VET and international TVET systems.
Where VET fits - Examining VET’s place within society and economies. Topics may, for example, examine pathways and transitions between sectors and learning contexts, including transitions from VET to work, from school to VET and school to work, and from VET to higher education and higher education to VET. This would include papers on the status of VET.
The conference will be held 19-23 April 2021 and will be fully online.
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