29 November 2011
Expert comment on the VCE
Professor Annette Gough, Head of the School of Education at RMIT University, is available for expert comment on proposed changes to the Victorian Certificate of Education.
Education Minister Martin Dixon will outline his plans for reforms in a speech today, with options including replacing some exams with a thesis and introducing a senior qualification, the Victorian Baccalaureate.
The changes aim to make Year 12 more relevant to the skills required for the workforce.
Professor Gough is an expert on teaching VCE, with research interests including curriculum development and policy.
She has published on study pathways for "work ready" graduates and transitions from school to work.
Professor Gough is available for interview.
For interviews: Professor Annette Gough, (03) 9925 6580 or 0400 816 129.
For general media enquiries: RMIT University Communications, Gosia Kaszubska, (03) 9925 3176 or 0417 510 735.