Faculty of Education and Arts

Associate Professor Annette Foley

Position Head - School of Education
Study area Education
Location Mount Helen Campus, H Building, Room H236
Phone 5327 9764
Email a.foley@federation.edu.au

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Melbourne - 2008
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching - University of Ballarat - 2008
  • Master of Education (Professional Education and Training) - Deakin University - 2000
  • Graduate Diploma of Education  - Deakin University - 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts - Deakin University - 1994
  • Diploma of Applied Science - Box Hill Institute - 1989
  • Associate Diploma of Applied Science - Box Hill Institute - 1980

Teaching

Program(s)

Master of Education Studies

Courses

Collaborative Research and Evaluation - (EDTEC 4001)


Biography

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 youth and older learners.
Annette has participated in and completed several large competitively funded projects examples of these are: the Western Australia Department of Education & Training; National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre, ARC and NCVER.


Areas of expertise

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

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

Palaniappan Ramananthan Chettiar – Doctor of Philosophy (Principal Supervisor)
"Policy Analysis: Comparison of Vocational Educational Training Frameworks – Strengths and Weaknesses."

Karen Felstead – Doctor of Philosophy (Principal Supervisor)
Public and personal discourses: How 'teenage mothers' construct their parenting practices with their pre-schoolers."

Sharon Kerr – Doctor of Philosophy (Principal Supervisor)
"Disadvantaged young people re-engaging with education or gaining employment after participating in vocational education and training – Reality or wishful thinking."

Julianne Kruche  – Doctor of Philosophy (Principal Supervisor)
" Unpacking adult literacy teachers' professional Identities within VET."

Kathryn Martin – Doctor of Philosophy (Principal Supervisor)
"Value-added teaching: Policy discourse around teacher education and its impact on the work of teachers."

David Taylor – Doctor of Philosophy (Principal Supervisor)
"Patterns of resistance in the implementation of the Queensland settlement syllabus for migrants and humanitarian entrants under the Adult Migrant English Program."

Sara Weuffen – Doctor of Philosophy (Principal Supervisor) "Your stories, my stories, our stories: Power and knowledge in discourses of Australian History Education and Koorie perspectives."

Tracey Rickard – Masters of Education Studies (Principal Supervisor)
"Life gets in the way- student engagement in Children's services."

Adam Beck – Doctor of Philosophy (Associate Supervisor)
"Putupula: A study of young men's learning through a remote Aboriginal football club."

Dorothy Lucardie – (Joint Associate Supervisor)
"The Role of Fun in Adult Learning."


Publications

Books

Golding, B., Mark, R. & Foley, A. (Eds.)  (2014,) Men learning through life. Leicester: NIACE.

Golding, B., Brown, M., Foley, A., Harvey, J. & Gleeson, L. (2007) Men's sheds in Australia: Learning through community contexts, NCVER, Adelaide, South Australia.

Book chapters

Foley, A (2014) The Case of some Men's Spaces,  in B. Golding, R Mark & A.  Foley (Eds.) Men learning through life. Leicester: learner voice NIACE. CIP 978-1-86201-828-0.

Foley, A. & Golding, B. (2014) Men and Boys: Ages and Stages, in B. Golding, R Mark & A.  Foley (Eds.) Men learning through life. Leicester: NIACE

Golding, B & Foley, A Men's Learning in Australia, in B. Golding, R Mark & A. Foley (Eds.) Men learning through life. Leicester: NIACE

Golding, B., Mark, R. & Foley, A. (2014) Men Learning Through Life (introduction), in B. Golding, R Mark & A. Foley (Eds.) Men learning through life. Leicester: NIACE.

Golding, B., Mark, R. & Foley, A. (2014) Men's turn to lean? Discussion and conclusion, ), in B. Golding, R Mark & A. Foley (Eds.) Men learning through life. Leicester: NIACE.

Refereed journal articles

Foley, A. (2011) VET manager identities: Culture, Philosophy and Professional Practice, International Journal of Training research, 9 (3) pp. 185-203.

Foley, A. (2011). Vocational Education and Training Manager Discursive Practices at the Frontline: Alternative Possibilities in a Victorian setting. Education Management Administration & Leadership pp. 42 (4) 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.

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 (2009) Informal Learning: A discussion around the defining and Researching its breath and importance, Australian Journal of Adult Learning

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

Angus, L. Golding, B., Foley, A. & Lavender, P. (2013) Promoting 'learner voice' in VET: Developing democratic, transformative possibilities or further entrenching the status quo? Journal of Vocational Education and Training, Vol. 65, No. 4, pp.560-574.

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', Ad Lib, Journal of Continuing Liberal Adult Education, University of Cambridge, Issue 34, December, pp.9-13.

Refereed conference papers

Golding, B. & Foley, A. (2013) The men's shed movement: Some implications for men's informal learning, Paper to ESREA Network on Gender and Adult learning Conference, University of Coimbra, Portugal, 10-12 Oct.

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 life wide 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.

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

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. (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.

Golding, B., Foley, A., & Brown, M. (2007) 'Shedding some new light on gender: Evidence about informal learning preferences from Australian men's sheds in community contexts', Paper to SCUTREA Conference, 3-5 July, The Queen's University of Belfast, Ireland.

Reports

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,

Golding, B., Brown, M., Foley, A. & Harvey, J. (2009) Men's Learning and wellbeing through community organizations in Western Australia, Report to the Western Australia Department of Education and Training, University of Ballarat, October,

Golding, B., Brown, M., Foley, A., Harvey, J. & Gleeson, L. (2007) Men's sheds in Australia: Learning through community contexts, NCVER, Adelaide, South Australia.

Golding, B., Foley, A., Brown, M. & Harvey, J (2009) Senior men's learning and wellbeing through community participation in Australia, Report to National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre (NSPAC), University of Ballarat, October,.

Golding, B., Harvey, J., Foley, A. & Brown, M. (2006) Final Report on a survey of men's sheds participants in Victoria, Report to Adult, Community & Further Education (ACFE) Board, Melbourne.

Golding, B., Brown, M., Foley, A., Harvey, J. & Gleeson, L. (2006) Results of a survey of men's sheds in community contexts: Early feedback to men's sheds of survey findings from a major national research project funded by National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 4 July


Associations

  • Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association
  • Adult Learning Australia
  • British Education Leadership, Management and Administration Society
  • Australian Association for Research in Education