In this conversation style interview, Margo Griffith and Jeffrey Lehrer, National RTO Compliance Manager from Scouts Australia, discuss the challenges and opportunities around aligning non-formal learning to formal learning pathways for both their youth members and adult volunteers. They also discuss what youth organisations globally are doing to help participants gain recognition of transferable skills learnt through their programs, to be used as credits towards getting into the course they want or when looking for work.
In this conversation style interview, Margo Griffith and Professor Mark Brown, Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning at Dublin City University have a wide-ranging discussion on the European approach to micro-credentials. Their discussion explores the mindset that education is a 'public good' in Europe, how micro-credentials support lifelong learning in that setting and his experiences in helping to establish a whole-of-Europe framework.
In this conversation style interview, Margo Griffith and Doris Zahner, PhD from the Council for Aid to Education discuss authentic assessment of essential skills for career success, such as critical thinking, problem-solving and written communication. Zahner discusses how authentic assessment accurately measures critical skills, the evidence of authentic assessments that is provided to educators and learners and how different institutions use attainment of critical skills data.
In this conversation style interview, Margo Griffith and Emeritus Professor Beverley Oliver dicuss Oliver's research, thoughts and insights on rethinking employability after the release of her Whitepaper recently. She also provides further context around her recommendation that education providers focus on 3 factors that signal employability to their learners.