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Development of mathematics pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses


Kilpatrick, SI and Beswick, K and McNaught, K and Penesis, I and Balatti, J and Roddick, J and Thomas, GA and Callingham, RA and Skalicky, JL and Brown, NR and Fitzallen, NE and Leon de la Barra, BA and Belward, S and Sammut, K and Katersky Barnes, RS, Development of mathematics pathways for VET students to articulate to related higher education courses, Development of mathematical pathways for vet students to articulate to related higher education courses, Friday 20th September, Australian National University (2013) [Conference Extract]


Australia needs more qualified professionals in engineering, mathematics/science education, health and other sciences. The national focus on widening participation in higher education (HE) includes strengthening pathways from vocational education and training (VET). VET students often lack the mathematics skills necessary to articulate successfully to their chosen degrees. Current approaches such as bridging and foundation mathematics programs, and university in-degree support, are fragmented and not tailored or sufficiently contextualised for VET articulants. Flexible approaches are needed that enable institutions to assess the numeracy skills of VET articulants and provide resources and supports to build their mathematical skills and confidence. HE and VET institutions will partner to develop a series of mathematics pathways designed to assist AQF compliance and improve readiness for HE study, providing credit where appropriate. Pathway modules will be available as Open Educational Resources, designed to be delivered flexibly using the NBN. They will utilise best practice, including innovative use of technology for learning and support.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:Contextualised learning materials, Flexible delivery, Mathematics pathways, Open educational resources
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Vocational education and training curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kilpatrick, SI (Professor Sue Kilpatrick)
UTAS Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
UTAS Author:Penesis, I (Professor Irene Penesis)
UTAS Author:Thomas, GA (Professor Giles Thomas)
UTAS Author:Callingham, RA (Associate Professor Rosemary Callingham)
UTAS Author:Skalicky, JL (Dr Jane Skalicky)
UTAS Author:Brown, NR (Professor Natalie Brown)
UTAS Author:Fitzallen, NE (Dr Noleine Fitzallen)
UTAS Author:Leon de la Barra, BA (Dr Bernardo Leon de la Barra)
UTAS Author:Katersky Barnes, RS (Dr Robin Katersky Barnes)
ID Code:86788
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Academic Division
Deposited On:2013-10-22
Last Modified:2017-01-09

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