Posts for May 2017

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Unpaid work experience in Australia

Paula McDonald, with colleagues from the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Adelaide, published a report from a project commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Employment, titled Unpaid work experience in Australia: Prevalence, nature and impact. The research comprised a nationally representative online survey…

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The impact of professional recognition on early career academics

Abby Cathcart was interviewed in The Australian on her work with the UK Higher Education Academy and the impact of professional recognition on early career academics. The article was titled ‘Universities set new bar for teaching’ and was published on 19 April, 2017.

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How murals helped turn a declining community around

Deanna Grant-Smith co-authored an article in The Conversation on 13 April, 2017 titled “How murals helped turn a declining community around”.

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Read our 2016 Annual Report

This 2016 annual activity report outlines the research, engagement activities and outcomes of the Work/Industry Futures Research Program in 2016.

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Sticking together: Supporting the employability of Australian youth

Katherine Moore, Deanna Grant-Smith and Paula McDonald co-authored a report for SYC and Job Prospects, Sticking together: Supporting the employability of Australian Youth.

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Promoting learning in a large class environment

Abby Cathcart was invited by Edinburgh Napier University, UK to give an ‘Arise Lecture’ on Edutainment or Education: Promoting learning in a large class environment. Edinburgh, 16 March 2017.

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Structural barriers to employability for at-risk youth

Research on the structural barriers to employability for at-risk youth by Kathy Moore, Paula McDonald and Deanna Grant-Smith was reported on the Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association blog in late January, 2017.