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Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia


Transforming education and training in Australia: challenges and opportunities

          A hybrid policy forum Hosted by the Australian Coalition for Education and Development (ACED), Adult Learning Australia (ALA), Women in Adult and Vocational Education (WAVE), the Jean Monnet Network on Social and Scientific Innovation on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and the European Union Centre of Excellence at RMIT University […]

ALA webinar: A national conversation – adult numeracy approaches – what works? Part III

Adult Learning Australia’s national conversation continues, bringing together representatives of leading adult education organisations to explore ‘adult numeracy approaches – what works’ in response to the Federal government’s inquiry into adult literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills in Australia.   Welcome Annette Foley – President – Adult Learning Australia Annette is an Associate Professor of Adult […]

2021 ALA Annual General Meeting with guest speaker 7 May @ 1pm AEST

This year’s AGM will present the 2020 Annual Report, announce the results of this year’s Board elections and feature guest speaker Dr Keiko Yasukawa. Presentation: The role of adult education in women’s empowerment

ALA LLN webinar: Validation of ACSF assessment resources

This webinar is for adult language, literacy and numeracy practitioners to come together and look at aspects of quality language, literacy and numeracy assessment. It provides an excellent opportunity to gain external validation of tasks mapped to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). About the ACSF The ACSF provides a validated framework of national benchmarks […]

Towards a Lifelong Learning Policy: The Forum

You’re invited to our forum!   Join us for a celebration and wrap-up of activities for the Year of Lifelong Learning (YOLL). Our final event is a forum on Human Rights Day to share stories of how learning changes lives, and provide an update on our progress towards a national policy on lifelong learning. Special […]

ALA summit: Towards a national lifelong learning policy for Australia

From ideal to real The aim of our Summit was to put lifelong learning centre stage by bringing together leaders from across adult education, community, social services, government and business to build a vision for lifelong learning in Australia. Download our Summit discussion paper and Summit program for more details.   Presentations   Proudly sponsored by: […]

Forum: The Financing Gap and the Challenges of achieving the goals for Women and Girls’ Education

Globally 61 million girls continue to miss out on primary and lower-secondary school and 758 million adults lack any literacy skills; two-thirds of whom are women. If education is to contribute to addressing the urgent issues of poverty, conflict and climate change – what can be done to mobilise the will and resources needed to ensure the right of every person access to high quality affordable education and training ?

Upcoming forum: Dhumbadha Munga – talking knowledge

Friday 28th April 2017 #TKForum Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are the first nations people of this country and the oldest continuing culture in the world. Their knowledge goes back tens of thousands of years. They have complex and diverse cultures, each with their own unique histories, beliefs and values. As educators, an important […]

Building in (not bolting on) Indigenous perspectives of lifelong and lifewide learning

22 March 2017 @ 1:00 pm (ADST) Australia’s Aboriginal cultures are the oldest continuous cultures on Earth. As such, they can draw upon rich and deep wells of wisdom. So what can we learn from these cultures? Much is written and spoken about what Aboriginal people need to learn, when we need to equally focus […]

ALA webinar: What is good governance?

23 February 2017 @ 1:00 pm (ADST) Good governance is all about setting up effective processes to make and implement decisions. It’s important for community based not for profits to have the strategies they need to ensure good governance processes are in place. At our next session, our facilitator Bernadette Huggins will explore: what good […]

Forum: Community based adult learning, health and wellbeing

Adult Learning Australia is committed to equitable lifelong and lifewide learning. This is a central aspect of the adult and community education (ACE) sector’s role in supporting the Australian community. Recent reforms in mental health emphasise ‘person-centred approaches and choices’. We welcome this trend but are conscious that such reforms bring significant change. People must […]

Getting of wisdom – Learning in later life

International Exchange and Conferences (12–18 Feb 2017) A unique collaboration between researchers in Europe, Australia & New Zealand The one week Exchange (12–18 Feb 2017), including three one day conferences, is a unique collaboration between the Education and Learning by Older Adults (ELOA) Network of ESREA (European Society for Reserach into the Education of Adults); […]

The Business Case for Social Media – why to dip your toe in, and how

Have you delved into the world of social media? Are you seeing the benefits? In this webinar we will cover the psychology of social media; what really makes it work for organisations like yours? Then we will review all the major social media platforms available and evaluate the benefits and risks. You will leave the […]

ALA webinar: Doing business with Jobactive

Australian employment services and training providers are important partners in assisting job seekers on the pathway to rewarding careers. But how can ACE providers wanting to engage with employment services build successful and sustainable partnerships?

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