The 2018 conference focussed on Innovative Teaching Practices in VET. The program concentrated on teaching practices and the extension of the program to two full days was warmly received, with a record 185 delegates attending from across Australia.
Wendy Perry was the perfect choice for MC as a highly regarded VET educator, entrepreneur and innovator, with her drive for being at the forefront of applying emerging teaching practices and facilitating immersive learning experiences evident throughout the program.
Wendy also closed the conference with a keynote presentation on the impact of innovation on teaching in the future.
Keynote presentations from Jason Renshaw, Dr John Flett and Dr Rich Allen considered the intersection of teaching innovation and creativity with digital technology, the workplace and learner engagement. Following the popularity of last year’s debate, another great debate was held on the effectiveness of technology in the classroom, which invoked strong opinions from panellists and attendees alike.
Concurrent workshops were filled to capacity and repeated each day to ensure delegates access the workshop topics. The workshops featured popular VDC presenters as well as content experts and the keynote presenters.
A definite highlight was magician and comedian Nick Kay who provided an intermit performance at every table before delivering an outstanding performance as the Conference Dinner entertainment.