ACSA Webinars
Senior pathways & transitions 2

Steve Harrison, Educational Programs Leader, Huon Valley Trade Training Centre

School or workplace? - changing senior school culture to enrich student pathways

Tuesday 5 May 2020 7-8pm AEST

    Presenter bio

Changing school culture in the senior years. There is much work being done across the nation to review the curriculum and structure of the senior years of secondary education. But this is the "hard curriculum," the what and why we teach. What work is being done to examine the "soft curriculum", the way in which we teach and relate to students to achieve these learning outcomes? The particular move to expand and enhance VET offerings will require a change in school culture in order to best facilitate learning outcomes and prepare students for adult life and career, and to do value to the industry demands of vocational education.

In this webinar Steve will share examples of school cultural change implemented at the Huon Valley Trade Training Centre and Huonville High School Senior Secondary over the last 7 years. This award-winning model will give participants an insight into how they might look to reviewing the "soft curriculum" in their schools in order to meet the challenges of the future.


(from this link you will have the option to register for this session alone or more than one in this topic)

What you will learn: 
How to establish a learning culture that mirrors the adult workplace and best meets the needs of emerging and actual adult students in the senior secondary years.

Why you should attend: 
If you are involved in delivering VET in schools or leading senior secondary programs and are frustrated with traditional learning models then this is for you.

AITSL standards:
1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students.
3.1 Establish challenging learning goals.
3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs.
4.2 Manage classroom activities.
Also National School Improvement Tool Domain 3 - A culture that promotes learning.