Putting the jigsaw together
What works in alternative learning, and why? Some answers can be found in the eight indepth case studies below, launched in September 2014 after two years of research by Associate Professor Kitty te Riele of Victoria University
Effective organisations have distinctive ways of keeping young people connected, as these studies reveal. Click here for more information on the overall study and the main report, or click here to download the main report: Putting the Jigsaw Together: Flexible Learning Programs in Australia 1.7 MB.
Explore what some organisations are doing to keep young people connected to learning in these in-depth case studies. Each of the eight in-depth case studies has a correlating shorter case study below; in total there are 22 shorter case studies.
BEACON PROGRAM AT CRESSY DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL (CDHS)
The 36-page case-study report on the Beacon program addresses four dimensions: valuable outcomes, practical actions, underpinning principles and enabling conditions. Remarkable features include:
- It is less ‘alternative’ and more ‘innovative’
- Pathways planning is integrated into core business
- The strength of the Beacon Foundation vision within the CDHS framework
- Extensive partnerships
Download: Beacon Program case study (1.7 MB)
EREA YOUTH+ TOWNSVILLE FLEXIBLE LEARNING CENTR
This 36-page case study addresses four dimensions: valuable outcomes, practical actions,underpinning principles andenabling conditions. Remarkable features include:
- The commitment to a personalized education
- Principled work, through a common ground approach
- A strong sense of community