Event Programme

Programme – 12 November 2020

We have a packed programme for this year’s NZVETRF event with top tier speakers and exciting topics being discussed in our many break out sessions. Some of the topics covered will include:

  • Supporting practice-based learning with digital technologies
  • Development and Early Delivery of a Degree Apprenticeship Model for Engineering Education
  • Working and learning together: Lessons learned from tutor capability building in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • How do vocational literacy and language learning take place in an online and distance context?
  • Plus, much more…

Below is a high-level summary of the day, download the full programme using the button below to access more speaker and topic details.

Event Overview

8.30 – 9 am: Event Opening

9.00 – 9. 40am: Opening Keynote by Nazrene Mannie, Executive Director of Global Apprenticeship Network, Social Policy Expert and International Gender Champion.

9.40 – 10.20 am: Keynote Speaker: Dame Karen Poutasi on Her Reflections on Health and Education in the Face of a Global Pandemic

10:20 – 10.40 am: Morning Tea Break

10:40 – 11.40am: Breakout Session 1

11.40 – 12.40 pm: Breakout Session 2

12.40 – 1.10pm: Lunch, Networking & Booth Presentations

1.10 – 1.50 pm: Keynote Speaker: Prof Stephen Billett, Griffith University on Enhancing the Status of Vocational Education and the Occupations it Serves

1.50 – 2.50 pm: Breakout Session 3

2.50 – 3.10: Afternoon Tea and Networking

3.10 – 3.50pm: Panel Discussion

3.50 – 4.30 pm: Keynote Speaker:  Professor Leesa Wheelahan, the University of Toronto on Pathways in Tertiary Education, the Relationships Between Vocational and Higher Education, Curriculum Development, and Transitions Between Education and the Labour Market.

4.30 pm – 4.50 pm: Forum Closing and Poroporoaki

4.50 – 5.30 pm: GAN New Zealand Launch Event – VIP speakers

5.30 – 7 pm: Virtual Networking 

Registrations are open for the 16th Vocational Education and Training Research Forum. Click the button below to register.