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Lifelong learning for
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Tips for volunteer numeracy tutors

As well as having a good working relationship with their adult learners, volunteer numeracy tutors need enthusiasm, inventiveness and a handy toolkit of techniques, strategies and resources to make their sessions interesting. Here’s our tips for adult numeracy tutors. 1. Focus on real world examples Build numeracy activities around the interests and needs of your […]

Healthy cooking class serves up fun

Food rescue charity OzHarvest is running an education program for people on low incomes to learn about cooking healthy food on a budget. At Adelaide’s Hackham West Community Centre agroup of 15 people peel carrots, chop onions and boil water for pasta. The air is filled with the smellof frying garlic and onions. There’s laughter and chatter as people pass bowls […]

Learning with an online community

Vicki Mennie, ABC Open contributor, lives near Moruya a small rural community on the far south coast of NSW, where the large local population of kangaroos almost equals the number of residents. A former hairdressing teacher, Vicki jumped at the chance when she saw the ad for ABC Open’s 500 words writing workshop at a […]

Teaching skills for digital storytelling

ABC Open producer Vanessa Milton’s patch takes up an area in New South Wales stretching from the Victorian border to Batemans Bay and across to the Snowy Mountains.  On any given day she can be running a writing workshop, teaching an amateur historian how to record interviews or helping a farmer make a film about […]

Opening doors to rural life

In small village halls, bush libraries and regional towns across Australia, ABC Open producers teach locals how to hone and share digital stories to share with a huge online community. Before he went to his first workshop five years ago, Wyndham farmer Norm Clarke’s only experience with computers was ‘pulling the plug out of the […]

Learning from the NDIS rollout

Trials of the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) have been underway since July 2013. Participants in the trials say planning ahead is key for everyone involved – including community organisations. Are you NDIS ready? The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the biggest social reform in Australia since the introduction of Medicare. The goal of the NDIS is to enable people […]

Quest 2015

Quest 2, 2015 Articles include: Connecting a Community Message from the CEO Campaigning for lifelong learning Women take the lead Celebrating adult learners Meet the board Download the .pdf Quest 2, 2015 (1mb) Quest 1, 2015 Articles include: Taking training Outback Council strategy encourages community learning Classroom chemistry: Teaching and learning Auslan Corrections on course […]

Quest 2014

Quest 4, 2014 Articles include: Learning on the road Freya’s a winner Tips and Trends: Developing business models for community organisations From the Board : What I learned in 2014 Community choirs sing from the heart Encounter with literacy Obituary: Jack Mezirow Download the .pdf Quest 4, 2014 (1mb) Quest 3, 2014 Articles include: Family […]

Quest 2013

Quest 4, 2013 Articles include: Women trading places Message from the CEO Bridging the Digital Divide Showing and telling – the Men’s Shed Crawl Conference round-up Social Inclusion in Learning Conference Celebrating a century of Workers’ Education Putting your website to work Christmas wishes for adult learners Download the .pdf Quest 4, 2013 (0.5mb) Quest […]

Quest 2012

Quest 4, 2012 Articles include: Home-based learning scored top marks in NT Message from the CEO Outstanding educator inducted into Hall of Fame National Conference 2012 Government trials financial wellbeing courses ALA award winners Attracting and keeping positive committee members Farewell Roger Harris Meet our ambassador Download the .pdf Quest 4, 2012 (4.9mb) Quest 3, […]

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