BA, Grad Dip Ed, MA, Master of Adult Education, PhD candidate
Susanne Francisco is a lecturer in Adult and Vocational Education. Prior to commencing with Charles Sturt University Susanne's background included: teaching in TAFE across a range of industries; development of mentoring programs for a number of organisations; educational leadership and management; professional development and policy development roles in the Commonwealth Public Service; and working with VET teachers to support their ongoing development throughout their teaching career. Susanne has taught in universities, schools and Vocational Education and Training organisations, primarily as a teacher educator.
Susanne's research interests include: work based learning; mentoring; Continuing Professional Learning; the learning of casual employees; quality teaching and learning in adult and vocational education; and leadership in adult and vocational education. Her PhD research looked at how novice vocational education and training teachers learn to become teachers.
Susanne teaches at undergraduate and post-graduate levels in a number of broad areas related to adult and vocational education. These include mentoring and workplace learning; learning theories for post-compulsory education; high level facilitation skills; assessment in vocational education and training; being a professional in adult and vocational education; and reflective practice and lifelong learning.