2018 Fulbright Professional Scholar in Vocational Education & Training (VET)

Mar 13, 2018

Dr Anitza Geneve has been awarded the 2018 Fulbright Professional Scholar in Vocational Education & Training (VET).

Anitza has over twenty years’ experience in the Australian VET sector across various professional roles including teaching, research and project management. Her current role with TAFE Queensland focuses on implementing initiatives that improve the student experience.

Anitza’s Fulbright project will investigate, design, implement and evaluate the use of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to support the digital literacy skills and employability skills (Australian Core Skills for Work (CSfW)) of learners undertaking competency-based training in the Australian VET sector.

Anitza will spend three months with her host organisation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to align the MOOC project to international best practice. She will be based with the Office of Open Learning whilst at MIT.

Anitza looks forward to driving a conversation within the Australian VET sector (particularly those with an interest in digital literacy or foundation skills and CSfW) focusing on how the digital literacy and employability needs of learners can be supported within an Australian and a global context through the use of emerging technology.

Anitza would like to hear from members of the VET community who have an interest in either supporting learner’s digital literacy or the delivery of Core Skills for Work. Please contact Anitza for further information about her research - Anitza.Geneve@tafe.qld.edu.au

Applications for the 2019 Fulbright Professional Scholar in VET are now open. Please visit the Fulbright website to apply.

The Fulbright Professional Scholar in VET targets employees within the vocational education and training sector or training leaders in business and industry, and involves the undertaking of an educational program concerning current vocational education and training policy or practice, such as a short course and/or research. This may also involve other forms of professional experience, including visits to relevant organisations. The outcomes of the scholarship must inform and benefit the wider VET sector in Australia.