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 My goal is to enhance individuals' lifelong learning goals through continuing education and training

Dr Sarojni Choy is an Associate Professor of Professional, Continuing and Vocational Education at the Griffith University. Sarojni’s roles as an active researcher, project manager and policy officer within the Australian vocational education system formed a sound basis for her expertise in vocational education and training, workplace learning, employment based training, continuing education and training, and workforce capacity building. She continues to advance this through her teaching of graduate and post graduate courses, and supervising postgraduate student research in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University. Sarojni is currently assistant editor for the Vocations and Learning: Studies in Vocational and Professional Education journal (published by Springer), and co-editor of the monograph titled: Supporting learning across working life: Models, processes and practices, to be published by Springer.

Associate Professor Sarojni Choy

School of Education and Professional Studies

Professional, Vocational and Continuing Education

Fields of Expertise

  • Vocational Education and Training
  • Adult Learning
  • Workforce Development
  • Workplace Learning

Speeches, Seminars and Presentations

Sarojni has delivered presentations both nationally and internationally relating to her work in the Vocational Education and Training space. A recent highlight includes:

  • Guest speaker: November 2013,  Implementing CET models: Assumptions and opportunities. Gothenburg University, Sweden. 

Industry Experience

  • Awards: Berwyn Clayton Award for Distinguished Service to Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA)
  • External Service Roles: Member of the Queensland College of Teacher’s Reference Group for the development of Professional Standards for Vocational Education and Training Practitioners.
  • Editorial Roles: Assistant Editor of the Vocations and Learning journal. (International Journal - This is one of only three journals in the broad field of adult education recognised in the Social Sciences Citation Index, and after only three years of publication, is the most highly ranked of the three. It remains the only journal so included in this index from the field of vocational education) Editorial board member of Asia Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education (International Journal)
  • Professional Memberships: Australian Association for Research in Education; Australian Vocational Education and Training Researchers Association; Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia; Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN); World Association of Cooperative Education (WACE), The Pedagogy, Education and Praxis International Collaboration.

Research Expertise

Sarojni’s research draws on how adults learn to develop their knowledge, skills and attributes for productive work, and contribute to personal, social and economic outcomes. These topics are of interest and relevance to structural economic reforms currently impacting not only on the Australian economy, but also for the economies of most OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) member nations, and have strong implications for practice-based learning in workplaces, training and development. Sarojni’s leadership in research is demonstrated by a record of successful activities comprising academic publications, securing research funding, editorship of international journals, and developing novice researchers. Recent research highlights include:

  • Enhancing VET practices through critical critical participator action research 

Year: 2014-2015                  Research Partner: Technical and Further Education, Queensland 

  • Integration of vocational education and training experiences: Purposes, practices and principles

Year: 2015-2017                  Research Partner: Gothenburg University, Sweden 

  • Stakeholders’ conceptions of learning in practice based settings

Year: 2015-2016                  Research Partner:Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Switzerland

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