Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Education
Faculty of Arts
With over 30 yrs in the Early Childhood field, Allyson was a Lecturer with TAFE SA from 2000-2019. She has facilitated training and assessment for students studying Certificate II Community Services to Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Her teaching passions are cultural diversity, inclusion, child development and child protection.
A late starter at University, she completed her B.Ed (AVWL) in 2012 and the spark for Higher Education learning was ignited. A chance opportunity saw Allyson complete the Master of Education (career education), and her interest in research began.
Participating in the TAFE SA Leadership program in 2015 provided the opportunity to see the bigger picture of VET in South Australia, and she was a founding member of the TAFE SA Action research group, with her paper from this research being published in the International journal of Training Research in 2018.
Beginning her PhD in Education studies in 2018, she aims to redefine supportive learning environments for VET students, and change VET policy along the way.
Date Position Institution name 2000 - 2019 Lecturer TAFE SA
Date Institution name Country Title — Australian Catholic University Australia Master of Education — University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Education — University of South Australia Australia Graduate Certificate in Education
Date Title Institution name Country — Diploma of Management TAFE SA Australia — Responding to Abuse and Neglect in Education and Care (RAN EC) Department for Education and Child Development Australia — Safe Environments Trainer Department for Child Protection, Adelaide (DCP) —
Year Citation 2018 Dutschke, A. (2018). Understanding VET teacher attitudes to student support in a major public VET provider. International Journal of Training Research, 16(2), 163-181.
Year Citation 2019 Nguyen, N. N., Dutschke, A. K., Hayford, J. A., Oko, J., & White, C. A. (2019). Theories and practice for 21st century learning and teaching in higher education, TAFE and secondary education. Poster session presented at the meeting of HERGA 2019. Adelaide. 2019 Dutschke, A. (2019). Help! I'm starting tertiary study - Now what?. Poster session presented at the meeting of 28th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference 'No Frills'.
Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country 2018 - ongoing Community Representative Public Community Engagement Playford Alive Community Reference Group Australia
Date Engagement Type Partner Name 2019 - ongoing Consultant Puddle Jumpers Inc. 2017 - ongoing Consultant Teen Challenge
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