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Virtual workshop: Climate just pedagogy – what lessons have we learned?

PIMA webinar series: climate justice and ALE presents Climate Just Pedagogy – what lessons have we learned? A webinar co-hosted by PIMA, CASAE, ALA, MOJA and SCUTREA   Over the last eighteen months PIMA, in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Studies in Adult Education (CASAE), Adult Learning Australia (ALA) and Standing Conference on University […]

Do you believe in equitable access to lifelong learning? Nominate for the ALA Board

The Adult Learning Australia (ALA) Board plays a critical role in leading the strategic direction and governance of our organisation, and is accountable to the ALA membership. Our Board members are leaders who bring their experience, expertise and energy to guide and support the organisation to reach its full potential. Who should nominate in 2022? […]

ALA 2022 AGM

Date: Friday 20 May 2022, 1:00pm AEST via Zoom Guest speaker: Kerry Johnson, CEO, ACE Community Colleges will share her story about the impact of the recent floods on ACE campuses such as Lismore and Murwillumbah. This year’s AGM will present the 2022 Annual Report, announce the results of this year’s Board elections and feature […]

Special edition of Australian Journal of Adult Learning out now!

Freire’s life and work It is the centenary of Paulo Freire’s birth and over fifty years since the publication of his most famous work Pedagogy of the Oppressed in English. In this Special Edition of the Australian Journal of Adult Learning (AJAL) we want to mark his extraordinary contribution as an educator, thinker and activist […]

Summer issue of Quest

Our end of year issue of Quest  features great stories about the power of adult education to help people live more sustainably and protect the environment, recover from trauma and turn their lives around through lifelong learning. In the issue we’ve got a range of inspiring stories about the power of adult education across the […]

Climate Justice and Adult Learning and Education

Shirley Walters – Professor Emerita, University of the Western Cape, South Africa and PIMA President.

Stories of lifechanging adult education in our latest issue of Quest

Our latest issue of Quest unearths great stories of lifechanging adult education  — from Adult Learners Week keynote speakers, learning ambassadors, scholarship winners and more. During the launch of Adult Learners Week, guest speaker Simon Fenech shared how hitting rock bottom after his release from prison was the catalyst for his role as a mentor. […]

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 […]

ALA webinar: A national conversation – adult literacy approaches – what works? Part II

Adult Learning Australia’s national conversation continues, bringing together leading adult education organisations to explore their submissions into the Australian federal government’s inquiry into adult literacy and its importance.   Welcome Judith McKay, Executive Board Member, Adult Learning Australia Judith is based in Darwin and is engaged as a contractor to develop the capacity of local […]

New issue of Australian Journal of Adult Learning out now!

The latest issue of the Australian Journal of Adult Learning (AJAL) has been written at a time when we find ourselves living in the second year of a global pandemic, which has changed the nature of how we live, work and learn in Australia and the rest of the world. Volume 61, Number 2, July […]

Is readability really important?

Dr Cath Ferguson, School of Education, Edith Cowan University

The Inquiry into Victoria’s Criminal Justice System and ACE

ACEVic and Adult Learning Australia’s submission to the ‘Inquiry into Victoria’s criminal justice system’. The focus of this submission is on strategies to reduce rates of criminal recidivism. ACE organisations can help to reduce recidivism by supporting: incarcerated adults to build literacy, numeracy digital and employability skills through non-accredited education programs offenders exiting the criminal […]

Jobs and skills needed for the future

Adam Boyton, National Skills Commissioner

Acknowledging the ACE sector

Hon. Gayle Tierney MP, Minister for Training and Skills and Minister for Higher Education, Victoria

Shearer training to address a national shortage, DIY coffin making classes, #ALW2021 news and more in Quest.

Our latest issue of Quest is out! You’ll find stories about how a training program for new shearers in Victoria is turning lives around, how a DIY coffin course in Tasmania is breaking down taboos, the latest on Adult Learners Week and expert tips for successful events (Covid or no Covid), news from our Board, […]

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