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Time to consider what more our education and training system can do for veterans – comment by CEO Craig Robertson
Australians have been transfixed with the courage and fortitude of the returned service women and men participating in the Invictus Games in Sydney this past week.
I trust you’ve had a good fortnight, because I have, and it’s been full of hope and promise for vocational education and training in Australia and beyond.
In Melbourne, the Old Treasury Building on Spring Street at the top of Collins is emblematic of the Victorian story, and its future.
Horizons make my mind wonder. Maybe it was my childhood in the West watching the sun set and wondering if the sea melted the sun. Most likely, it’s my wondering of what lay over it.As we start Congress week in Melbourne my thoughts are the same. What lay over the horizon?
I’m super excited, in a nerdy sort of way. In less than a week, I get to meet again my Skills Idol – Professor David Finegold. David is one of the keynote speakers at the Congress of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics that TDA is hosting in Melbourne from 8 to 10 October.
I’ve been in Brazil meeting with education leaders and attended the conference of CONIF, the network of Federal Technical Institutes.
Educationalists say they can tell a lot from the way a teacher sets out their teaching space. Well-ordered rows of desks signal a trickle-down approach to teaching – knowledge is imparted from the front of the class. Flexible spaces point to an educator who approaches learning as a social task in which they are the knowledgeable facilitator.
On Tuesday last week the resident population of Australia ticked over 25 million.