ALA webinar: Adult learning, crises and the ‘new’ normal

We, as adult educators, responded to the multiple crises we faced. We, as adult educators, identified the crises as an opportunity to advance our own work. And now… how do we harvest the fruits of these crises and make our

Literacy is an investment in the future: Our letter to the PM

Literacy is an investment in the future. Addressing literacy inequality will ensure a fairer and more productive Australia post COVID-19. Adult Learning Australia (ALA) and the Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL) have called on the federal government to establish

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Assoc. Professor Annette Foley (ALA President) explores the benefits of adult learning in a post-COVID19 environment. Professor Shirley Walters (PIMA President) provides some perspective on how the COVID pandemic exacerbates inequality in our societies. Professor Stephen Billet explores the role

ALA Submission to Senate Select Committee on COVID-19

Impact of COVID-19 Australia, along with the rest of the world, has been totally disrupted by COVID-19. People are affected in their daily lives and afraid of the consequences for their health, education, jobs and well-being, for their families and

New issue of Australian Journal of Adult Learning out now!

Volume 60, Number 1, April 2020 An age of endarkenment? Can adult education still make a difference? Tony Brown A vocational stream for social care workers: A case study Sally Thompson Transformative learning through mindfulness: Exploring the mechanism of change

Adult and Community Education Sector Welcomes Latest Victorian Skills Package

Adult and Community Education Victoria (ACEVIC), Neighbourhood Houses Victoria (NHVIC), Adult Learning Australia (ALA) and Community Colleges Australia (CCA) have welcomed the recent announcement of the ‘Skilling Up Victorians to Get Through COVID19’ package by the Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews

Adult and Community Education (ACE) – Call to action

ALA calls for the Australian Government to keep our adult and community education (ACE) sector alive so that it can continue to train, upskill and educate our communities, particularly disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and the newly unemployed. People with low

COVID-19 and Adult Learning Australia

Due to the escalation of public health measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we have put arrangements in place to ensure our staff can work remotely and ensure our service to members and the adult learning community is

AEGT 2020 conference – cancelled

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Due to global concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the Adult Education in Global Times (AEGT2020) conference planned for 4 – 7 June in Vancouver has been cancelled. Read more here

Smart Learning Cities Forum papers and presentations

A partnership event with Adult Learning Australia, RMIT and the Australian Learning Cities Network – 26 February 2020. The forum examined Smart City developments and linkages with Learning City approaches. Program Forum Bios Background paper Introduction Professor Mike Osborne City

ALA Pre-Budget Submission 2020-21

The ALA Pre-Budget Submission makes 12 key recommendations to the Commonwealth government including outlining the case for a Lifelong Learning Policy and the need for a National Adult Literacy Strategy that prioritises language, literacy and numeracy in various contexts, including

You’re invited to the Smart Learning Cities Forum

Australian Learning Communities Network, RMIT University and Adult Learning Australia are hosting the Smart Learning Cities forum.
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Are you serious about adult learning?

2020 Nominations for the ALA Board are CLOSED Why nominate? As an ALA Board member, you will bring your energy, expertise and know-how to advance our mission of equitable access to lifelong and lifewide learning. You will also be actively

Adult Learning Australia is seeking a Business Development Officer

ALA is offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual who can work in a fast-paced community environment to help generate new and sustainable business opportunities for both ALA and our newly formed Foundation, Learning Changes Lives. You will need

Adult Learning Australia Statement on the Australian Bushfires

Adult Learning Australia (ALA) acknowledges the devastating impact the Australian bushfires have had and are still having on our community, ecology and economy. People have perished, businesses, homes and stock have been lost, and more than 1 billion wildlife are

Submission to the Australian Government regarding the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD)

Submission to the Australian Government regarding the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development (NASWD) Adult Learning Australia (ALA) and Neighbourhood Houses Victoria submission into the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development. The review of the Agreement examines how

New issue of Australian Journal of Adult Learning out now!

Volume 59, Number 3, November 2019 Close, yet so far apart: Bridging social movement theory with popular education Kai A. Heidemann Learning by participating in social movements: Ethnographic research in Madrid (Spain) Héctor S. Melero & Inés Gil-Jaurena Here we

Clever countries look beyond the usual suspects

Clever country

We should be a clever country but some of us are not getting a ‘fair go’. Despite the increasingly fashionable use of the term ‘lifelong learning’ in everything from discussions of kindergartens to higher education, we seem to have conveniently

ALA Podcast: What is good governance?

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. In this session, our facilitator

ALA Podcast: Show me the money – winning grants applications

This webinar is for ACE Providers and practitioners looking for alternate revenue streams. Find out what’s out there and how it could fund your idea, by spending an hour with Keith Whelan, the Grants Guy. Think fundraising, grants, crowd-sourcing –