Faculty of Education and Arts

Dr Annette Foley

Position: Deputy Dean - Education

Location: Mt Helen Campus, T Building, Room H234

Phone: 5327 9764

Email: a.foley@federation.edu.au

Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Melbourne)
  • MA (Professional Education and Training) (Deakin University)
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (Ballarat University)
  • BA (Deakin University)
  • Grad Dip Ed (Deakin University)
  • Dip App Sc (BHI)
  • Ass Dip App Sci (BHI)

Teaching

  • EDTEC4001 Collaborative Research and Evaluation

Biography

Annette Foley is the Deputy Dean of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts. Annette has broad experience as an educator through her roles across the TAFE, higher education, secondary, adult community education, and private training sectors for over 25 years. Before Annette commenced her academic role at FedUni she had first hand experience as a TAFE manager and CEO in a VET/ACE and youth services organisation, where she has liaised and worked with industry, community and local government agencies to develop education and training programs for people, both youth and older learners.

Annette has participated in and completed several large competitively funded projects most recently for the Western Australia Department of Education & Training; National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre and NCVER.

Areas of expertise

  • Educational policy
  • Professional VET identities
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Educational inequalities
  • Subjectivities
  • Post-structural analyses
  • Informal learning by adults

Research interests

Annette is an active researcher in the areas of vocational education and training (VET), adult and community education, and lifelong learning, where she has published widely both in Australia and internationally.

Supervision

PhD, EdD and Masters in the areas of VET policy, professional identity, equity and diversity in adult education, disengaged learners and community learners.

Publications

Golding, B., Lavender, P., Angus, L. & Foley, A. (2012) Closing the loop: Listening and responding to learner voice in vocational education and training in Australia, Report to National VET Equity Advisory Council (NVEAC), University of Ballarat,

Foley, A. (2011). Vocational Education and Training Manager Discursive Practices at the Frontline: Alternative Possibilities in a Victorian setting. Education Management Administration & Leadership pp. 103-121.

Golding, B. & Foley, A. (2011) 'All over red rover? The neglect and potential of Australian adult education in the community', Australian Journal of Adult Learning 51, Special Edition, December, pp.53-71

Golding, B., Foley, A., Brown, M. & Harvey, J. (2010) Making good connections: How community participation enriches learning, wellbeing and a sense of identity in older men, Report based on 2009 NSPAC study by by E. Skladzien & S. O'Dwyer, National Seniors Australia Productive Ageing Centre, Canberra, Feb.

Golding, B., Foley, A., Brown, M. & Harvey, J. (2010) Making good connections: How community participation enriches learning, wellbeing and a sense of identity in older men, Report based on 2009 NSPAC study by by E. Skladzien & S. O'Dwyer, National Seniors Australia Productive Ageing Centre, Canberra, Feb. http://archimedes.ballarat.edu.au:8080/vital/access/HandleResolver/1959.17/16465

Foley, A., & Grace, L. (2009). Water, Weeds and Autumn Leaves: Learning to be Drier in the Alpine region. Australian Journal of Adult Learning 49 (3), 451-471.

Golding, B., Brown, M., Foley, A. Smith, E. Campbell, C., Schulz, C., Angwin, J. & Grace, L .(2009). Wicked learning: reflecting on Learning to be drier. Australian Journal of Adult Learning 49(3), 544-566.

Golding, B., Brown, M., & Foley, A. (2009). Informal learning: A discussion around defining its breadth and importance. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 49(1), 34-56.

Golding, B., Kimberley, H., Foley, A., & Brown, M. (2008). Houses and Sheds: an exploration of the genesis and growth of neighbourhood houses and men's sheds in community settings. Australian Journal of Adult Learning.48(2),237-262.

Brown, M., Golding, B., & Foley, A. (2008). Out the back: men's sheds and informal learning. A Journal of Adult English Language and Literacy Education. 31(2), 12-15.

Golding, B., Foley, A. Brown, M (2007) The International potential for men's shed based learning, Journal of Continuing Liberal Adult Education, University of Cambridge, pp. 9-13.

Foley. A. & Smith. P. (2002). Implementing a Training Package into a TAFE Institute: Perspectives and Concerns of Staff: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Vocational Education Research.

Foley. A., Sheehan. P., Ehmann. M. (2001). Developing a learning Community Culture at Box Hill Institute. Box Hill Institute. Melbourne

Refereed conference proceedings

Foley, A (2012) 'Relationships, Community and Choices: Creating Spaces for Capabilities.'

Keynote Address: The Youth Partnerships Alternative Education Forum, Ballarat, November 30th.

Golding, B., Angus, L., Foley, A. & Lavender, P. (2012) 'Learner voice in VET and ACE: What do stakeholders say?' Refereed Paper 78 to 15th Annual AVETRA Conference, Sydney, 12 April.

Angus, L., Golding, B., Foley, A. & Lavender, P. (2012) 'Learner voice": Who speaks? Who listens?' Paper to European Conference on Education Research, Cadiz, Spain, 17-21 Sept.

Foley, A. (2011) Young People at risk: pedagogies for re engagement, ALA Conference Melbourne.

Golding, B. & Foley, A. (2011) 'Do you want VET with that? Some implications for lifelong and lifewide learning in an era of universal VET', Refereed Paper No. 29 to AVETRA Conference, 28-29 April, Melbourne.

Golding, B. & Foley, A. (2009). Shifting the Locus/ts: Evidence and Insights into Academic power and Knowledge from recent Australian Adult, Vocational and Community Education Research Paper to AVETRA Conference, Sydney 16-17 April.

Foley, A. (2008). Alternative possibilities: social impulses in ACE coordinator practices. Paper to SCUTREA 38thth Annual Conference, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh 2-4 July 2008.

Golding, B. & Foley, A. (2008). How men are worked with: gender roles in men's informal learning. Paper to SCUTREA 38thth Annual Conference, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh 2-4 July 2008.

Brown, M., Golding, B., & Foley, A. (2008). A long and winding road: autonomous men's learning through participation in community sheds across Australia. Paper to SCUTREA 38thth Annual Conference, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh 2-4 July 2008.

Foley, A. (2008). Let the men speak: health, friendship, community and shed therapy. Paper presented to the AVETRA conference, Adelaide.

Golding, B., & Foley, A. (2008). Shedding School Early: Insights from School and Community Shed Collaboration in Australia. Paper presented to the AVETRA conference, Adelaide.

Foley, A. (2008). Alternative Possibilities: Social impulses in ACE coordinator practices.Paper to SCRUTEA 38th Annual Conference, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 2-4 July 2008

Brown, M., Golding, B. & Foley, A. (2008). A long and winding road: autonomous men's learning through participation in community sheds across Australia. .Paper to SCRUTEA 38th Annual Conference, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 2-4 July 2008

Golding, B., Foley, A. (2008). How men are worked with: gender roles in men's informal learning. Paper to SCRUTEA 38th Annual Conference, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 2-4 July 2008

Foley, A. Golding, B, Brown, M. (2008). Let the men speak: health, friendship, community and shed therapy. Paper presented to the AVETRA conference, Adelaide.

Golding, B. Foley, A. Foley, A. (2008) Shedding School Early: Insights from School and Community Shed Collaboration in Australia. Paper presented to the AVETRA conference, Adelaide.

Foley, A. (2007). ACE working within/outside VET. Paper presented to the AVETRA conference, Melbourne.

Golding, B. Brown, M., Foley, A. (2007) Old Dogs, new shed tricks: An exploration of innovative workshop-based learning practice. Paper presented to the AVETRA conference, Melbourne.