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The Vocational, Adult and Workplace Education (VAWE) services unit at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) aims to promote and design evidence-based educational tools and services, support vocational learners and workplace professionals, with a focus on lifelong learning.
VAWE works with Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), educators and trainers to gather a range of evidence that is the basis for implementing effective policies and practices to improve the quality of vocational education and training (VET) outcomes for learners. VAWE’s work and programs are targeted at enhancing learner’s engagement with the important educational aspects of VET.
ACER’s annual national adult language, literacy and numeracy assessment conference
ACER holds annual LLN conferences. The 2014 conference is titled Foundation skills and lifelong learning – what does the evidence from international assessments tell us about improving work and life skills? Further information is available here.
Below are videos of some of the highlights from the 2012 and 2013 conferences.
Results from the OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, an assessment developed with the support of ACER and released in October by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, were addressed in a report in the Australian Financial Review. Read the report at www.afr.com
Strong growth in university enrolments may not necessarily be affecting quality, according to analysis by Daniel Edwards and Ali Radloff.
Adult literacy and numeracy are important to Australia’s economic and social health, so we need to understand the full picture, says Juliette Mendelovits.
A new article about international assessments such as ALLS and PIAAC.
Tout, D. 2013, ‘Part 1: Lessons learnt from international assessments’, Fine Print, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 17-22
National Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Conference
Foundation skills and lifelong learning – what does the evidence from international assessments tell us about improving work and life skills?
Further information available here.
Core Skills Profile for Adults
Register your interest to attend a demonstration of the Core Skills Profile for Adults
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