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Rosie’s Story

This post provides a link to a video where Rosie, an 18 year old young woman from Melbourne’s inner norther suburbs, talks about her life in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and her anxieties, fears, hopes and aspirations about the future.  Rosie is a young person who is articulate and passionate about politics, her education, and social justice. She has acted as a leader in televised discussions about the impacts […]

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COVID-19 and Disadvantaged Young People’s Education and Employment Aspirations: A Longitudinal Study of Young People’s Transitions in Geelong

The UNEVOC Centre at the School of Education, RMIT University has been funded for the next three years to deliver an applied research project which aims: To provide Geelong stakeholders with a strong evidence base over 3 years to co-design innovative interventions to foster the education and employment aspirations of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in […]

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COVID-19 and the Problem of Young People’s Futures

Authors: James Goring & Peter Kelly In this post – which will be the first in a series of three – we want to provide some context to the problems that we hope to confront in our research initiative, COVID-19 Recovery Scenarios for Young People in Melbourne’s Inner North with the Northern Local learning and […]

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‘Job-Ready Graduates’ and ‘21st Century Skills’ in a COVID-19 Recession: Politics ‘Bounces-Back’!

Authors: Peter Kelly & James Goring RMIT University started its life as the Working Men’s College on 7 June 1887. It adopted the motto “Perita manus, mens exculta” – a skilled hand, a cultivated mind – which continues to be used by the University today. The Present – An Overhaul of Australian Tertiary Education for […]

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COVID-19 and Education Inequalities in Regional Victoria: Beyond ‘Business-as-usual’ Education Futures

Education Inequalities: The State of Play In this post I want to outline some emerging conversations about education and schooling inequalities in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis. The experiences of young people and teachers have been captured in a number of discussions about the impact of COVID-19 on education, learning […]

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COVID-19, Young People’s Health and Well-being, Education, Training and Work Pathways: Co-Designing Scenarios for Young People’s Sustainable Futures

UNESCO-UNEVOC is UNESCO’s specialised network for skills and training for the world of work. UNEVOC@RMIT is a leader in applied research, policy-development, and evidence-based intervention in relation to skills, education and training, and employment pathways in times of digital, climate, and educational disruption. We partner with government, industry, and the not-for-profit sectors to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals, […]