FIATA World Congress 2022

Professor Sarojni Choy presented at the FIATA World Congress in South Korea recently about workforce capacity building and in attracting, recruiting, training and retaining new generations at work. Read More

Doing School Differently

After many delays due to Covid_19, the biennial Doing School Differently (DSD) conference was held in Adelaide 30 June – 1 July 2022, following the success of DSD16 in Melbourne and DSD18 on the Gold Coast. It was attended by more than 400 delegates from all over Australia, including teachers, youth workers, First Nations support workers, policy makers and researchers. Read More

Cultural exchanges in vocational education and training

GIER members have recently had the privilege of working with a cohort of Bangladesh participants who have been completing a course focused on Competency Based Training Design and Assessment. Read More

Keynote presentation: Sustaining employability through work life learning

Professor Stephen Billett delivered the first keynote presentation  at the 12th Researching Work & Learning (RWL12) Conference organised by the University of Toronto (July 13-15, 2022). Read More

Absent Voices: Interdisciplinary Lightning Talks

A provocative call to action by five Griffith research institutes culminated in the inaugural Absent Voices Interdisciplinary lightning talks on Tuesday 2 August at the Ship Inn, Southbank. 17 speakers on 17 diverse topics provoked institutions and those in positions of power, to listen to, understand and most importantly act in response to the voices absent from the cacophony of modern life.   Read More

Creating Futures Summit 2022: Conversations that Matter 

The 2022 Creating Futures summit, the 7th in the series, was a bold foray into the future of education and teacher education, in a post-pandemic world.  This year's theme provoked educators to move away from the conservative and pervasive narrative of “back to normal.”   Read More

VET in rural, regional and remote communities

Professor Stephen Billett was invited to brief the Queensland Parliament’s Employment, Education and Training Committee in its inquiry into vocational education and training in rural, regional and remote Queensland. The enquiry was chaired by Ms Kim Richards MP and James Lister MP (Deputy Chair) on the 23rd May 2022.  Read More

USA Keynote: SITE 2022

Associate Professor Sarah Prestridge delivered a keynote speech at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference on the topic: How to teach in a virtual world as a place with student choice in higher education in San Diego earlier this year. This represented a significant achievement with influential delegates from around the world in attendance.   Read More

AIESEP World Congress 2022

An innovative new conference is coming to the Gold Coast in June, the AIESEP World Congress 2022, co-chaired by Dr Sue Whatman, from GIER, and Professor Maree Dinan Thomspon from James Cook University.   Read More

‘Sod turning’ ceremony for the Bentley Park College Medical Training Precinct

Professor Stephen Billett from GIER was amongst the list of distinguished guests invited to attend the ‘sod turning’ ceremony for the Bentley Park College Medical Training Precinct to celebrate the start of construction on Thursday 19th May. Read More

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