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Creative industries pathways to youth employment in the COVID-19 recession

Image credit It is really exciting to announce that I am the second Chief Investigator (CI) on a brand new Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage project. The project team, lead brilliantly by Professor Anna Hickey-Moody, and including A/Prof Scott Brook (CI), Dr Tammy Hulbert (CI), Dr Rimi Khan (Partner Investigor, PI), Ms Lesley Giles (PI) […]

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What will you do when the robots grow up? Putting the ‘C’ word in the skills debate.

Young people, skills, disruption, and precarious education, training and work trajectories Michael Koziol, in an article in The Age from February 2018, introduces Bruce Reed as the former top domestic policy advisor to US President Bill Clinton, as the former chief of staff to US Vice President Jo Biden, and as a co-chair of the Aspen Institute’s […]

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Young People and Micro-creds for Sustainable Futures

The Challenge ‘…we are currently situated in a posthuman convergence between the Fourth Industrial Age and the Sixth Extinction, between an advanced knowledge economy, which perpetuates patterns of discrimination and exclusion, and the threat of climate change devastation for both human and non-human entities…’ Rosi Braidotti (2019) Introduction The UNEVOC Centre @ School of Education, […]

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COVID-19 Recovery Scenarios Project – Final Report

We have finalised our report on the COVID-19 Recovery Scenarios for Young People in Melbourne’s Inner North. The Summary report presents a brief overview of each of the three scenarios that we produced in the project. In earlier posts we presented the full account of each of these: Chaotic Futures: the Future We Want to […]

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COVID-19 and Young People’s Stories from Lockdown

We have recently submitted an article for review in the Journal of Youth Studies that we have titled: COVID-19 and Young People’s ‘Future Presents’ @ the Convergence of the 4th Industrial Revolution and the 6th Mass Extinction: Lockdown Stories from the Anthropocene In that article we tell a version of Rosie, Ash, Marco and Ash’s […]

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Sustainable Futures: The Future We Hope For

Sustainable Futures: The Future We Hope For describes a sustainable future in which we use renewable resources, create new ways of working together that are inclusive, open and transparent and are shaped by shared visions for social and climate justice, and difference and diversity.   In a series of three posts we will outline the three scenarios […]

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Unsustainable Futures: The Future We Are Likely to Get

Unsustainable Futures: The Future We are Likely to Get describes an unsustainable future in which the resources we use cannot be renewed and continuing with a ‘business as usual’ approach to manage the crises the COVID-19 pandemic and fallout will mean that international, national, state and local institutions and systems will be overwhelmed. In a series […]

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Chaotic Futures: The Future We Want to Avoid

Chaotic Futures: The Future We Want to Avoid describes a chaotic future in which the existing crises of a pre-COVID-19 world are amplified and become unmanageable by international, national, state and local institutions and systems that are ill-equipped for responding to or managing this chaos. In a series of three posts we will outline the three […]

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UNEVOC@RMIT and RSA (Oceania): Imagining regenerative work and sustainable development in the Pacific

(Scott Phillips is also a Director of RSA Oceania.) Since 2018 the UNEVOC@RMIT Centre and RSA Oceania have been developing a collaborative partnership to build an action research agenda for sustainable development in the Pacific region.  RSA Oceania is part of RSA Global which is a global network of some 30,000 social change makers known […]

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Rosie’s Story

This post provides a link to a video where Rosie, an 18 year old young woman from Melbourne’s inner norther suburbs, talks about her life in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and her anxieties, fears, hopes and aspirations about the future.  Rosie is a young person who is articulate and passionate about politics, her education, and social justice. She has acted as a leader in televised discussions about the impacts […]

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Carmen’s Story

This post provides a link to a video where Carmen, a 15 year old young person who lives, works and studies across both Moreland and Yarra local government areas. Carmen shares their thoughts on schooling, the importance of their connection to the LGBT community and the role of public spaces and social groups across the inner north in her […]

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COVID-19 and Disadvantaged Young People’s Education and Employment Aspirations: A Longitudinal Study of Young People’s Transitions in Geelong

The UNEVOC Centre at the School of Education, RMIT University has been funded for the next three years to deliver an applied research project which aims: To provide Geelong stakeholders with a strong evidence base over 3 years to co-design innovative interventions to foster the education and employment aspirations of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in […]

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Ash’s Story

This post provides a link to a video where Ash, a 24 year old young person who identifies as gender fluid, and whose pronouns are ‘they’ and ‘them’, talks about their life in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and their anxieties, fears, hopes and aspirations about the future – for the rights of minority groups, the climate crisis, and their employment options.  […]

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Connor’s Story

This post provides a link to a video where Connor, a 16 year old young man from Melbourne’s inner norther suburbs, talks about his life in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and his anxieties, fears, hopes and aspirations about the future. For many of us, Connor comes across as ‘typical’ 16 year old young […]

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Bella’s Story

This post provides a link to a video where Bella, a 15 year old young woman from Melbourne’s inner norther suburbs, talks about her life in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and her anxieties, fears, hopes and aspirations about the future – for the planet, her community, and herself. Bella is a young woman […]

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COVID-19 and Lessons Learned for Sustainable Development: The COVID-19 Recovery Scenarios for Young People in Melbourne’s Inner North Project

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific (SDSN AusNZPac – see below for further information) member forum on 25 November 2020 discussed what we can learn from the COVID crisis that will help us accelerate progress on the SDGs as we go forward.  The forum panel was headed by Professor Jeffrey Sachs a prominent, award winning economist, […]

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Three Scenarios for Young People’s COVID Futures

We have made a number of posts about our project developing recovery scenarios for young people in Melbourne’s inner north. We recently delivered a presentation to the Inner North Youth Employment Taskforce on the conduct of the project and three draft scenarios that we will continue to edit and finalise between now and March 2021. […]

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Strengthening technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Pacific Small Island Developing Countries (SIDCs) post COVID-19

Dr Scott K Phillips, Honorary Associate Professor, UNEVOC@RMIT University Introduction Writing on the future of young people in the Pacific, Catherine Wilson notes how Pacific leaders and their citizens appreciate the critical role education plays in improving human and economic development performance. Wilson observes: ‘Young people will be a boon to Pacific Island nations if […]

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Re-thinking Global Grammars Of Enterprise in the COVID-19 Crisis (Part 4)

Authors: Diego Carbajo and Peter Kelly Event Horizons and Re-thinking In our first post in this series we used the analogy of COVID-19 as an ‘event-horizon’. To briefly recap, the concept of an ‘event horizon’ comes from astrophysics, but has travelled, ‘metaphorically’, into more popular usage. In astrophysics an event horizon describes that point at […]

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Creating a Climate of Viable Hope

This is a post by Rosalyn Black and Lucas Walsh. Losing the dualism A recent post to this blog by Peter Kelly suggests that young people’s relationship to the future should not be thought of in terms of dualistic notions of optimism or pessimism. It argues that young people’s scenario planning is an exercise in […]

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COVID-19 Recovery Scenarios for Young People: Community

Authors: Peter Kelly, Seth Brown & James Goring The COVID-19 pandemic is triggering profound crises around the world, and the social, economic and political fallout from these crises is likely to be longer and deeper than any recession for several generations. The impact will be significant, and long-term for young people – in terms of […]

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COVID-19 Recovery Scenarios for Young People: The Economy and Livelihood

Authors: Peter Kelly, Seth Brown & James Goring The COVID-19 pandemic is triggering profound crises around the world, and the social, economic and political fallout from these crises is likely to be longer and deeper than any recession for several generations. The impact will be significant, and long-term for young people – in terms of […]

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COVID-19 Recovery Scenarios for Young People: Education and Training

Authors: Peter Kelly, Seth Brown & James Goring The COVID-19 pandemic is triggering profound crises around the world, and the social, economic and political fallout from these crises is likely to be longer and deeper than any recession for several generations. The impact will be significant, and long-term for young people – in terms of […]

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COVID-19 Recovery Scenarios for Young People: Health and Well-being

Authors: Peter Kelly, Seth Brown & James Goring The COVID-19 pandemic is triggering profound crises around the world, and the social, economic and political fallout from these crises is likely to be longer and deeper than any recession for several generations. The impact will be significant, and long-term for young people – in terms of […]

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COVID-19 and Young People’s Recovery Scenarios: An Exercise in Hope

‘So looking into the future, I would say I am scared, anxious and hopeful all at the same time, I think.’  Rosie, Year 12 student, Northcote ‘Hope is a way of dreaming up possible futures: an anticipatory virtue that permeates our lives and activates them. It is a powerful motivating force grounded not only in […]

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Podcast – Peter Kelly Argues That Bold Plans Needed for Australia’s Young People

CampusReview: Wade Zaglas and Professor Peter Kelly

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COVID-19 Recovery Scenarios For Young People – Part Four: Planning and Preparedness for Critical Uncertainties

Authors: Peter Kelly & James Goring Until the end of last year, we had blindly turned away from doing anything to address many of the challenges that have been laid out by science and respected commentators. Bigots in our media and parliaments have held sway and prevented much from being done. The result has been […]

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COVID-19 Recovery Scenarios For Young People – Part Three: Megatrends

Authors: Peter Kelly & James Goring Following on from Part 1 and Part 2 in this series, this post will look at what EY calls Mega-Trends In EY’s schema Megatrends emerge from the diverse, and often unpredictable, interactions of Primary Forces over the medium term future. They suggest that it is possible to identify/imagine a […]

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COVID-19 Recovery Scenarios For Young People – Part Two: Primary Forces

Authors: Peter Kelly & James Goring Primary Forces Following on from Part 1 in this series, in this post we want to briefly outline what EY calls Primary Forces  Technology The focus of EY’s discussion in relation to technology is the means by which Human Augmentation (Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality) will be powered. […]

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COVID-19 Recovery Scenarios For Young People – Part One: ‘Future-Back’ Thinking

Authors: Peter Kelly & James Goring We have just launched our research project with the Inner Northern Local learning and Employment Network (IN-LLEN). The project is titled COVID-19 Recovery Scenarios for Young People in Melbourne’s Inner North. In a series of posts we want to do a number of things that are important in framing […]

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COVID-19 and the Problem of Young People’s Futures

Authors: James Goring & Peter Kelly In this post – which will be the first in a series of three – we want to provide some context to the problems that we hope to confront in our research initiative, COVID-19 Recovery Scenarios for Young People in Melbourne’s Inner North with the Northern Local learning and […]