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a fairer Australia

Lifelong learning for
a fairer Australia

What works professional learning series workshop 5: Getting from here to there with numeracy

Presenter: Facilitators: Ros Bauer (ALA) & Jo Medlin (ACAL) | Expert presenter: Dave Tout
When: Wednesday 22nd June @ 1pm AEST
Duration: 1 hr
Cost: Free for members | $65 non-members

Session 5: Getting from here to there with numeracy

This session explores practical strategies to help educators support adults comprehend different aspects of time, use maps (including digital maps), follow directions, and travel with ease to new locations (working out time intervals and durations, interpreting timetables and schedules, etc.)



Our facilitators

Ros Bauer
Ros has extensive experience in adult education as a language literacy numeracy practitioner. She was the winner of the 2013 Australian Training Awards Excellence in Adult Language Literacy and Numeracy Practice and a recipient of an Executive Fellowship through the Australian Endeavour Awards that included a professional learning experience in Scandinavia. Ros has worked as part of the NT LLN Network Group and an educational consultant to the Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation. She is currently Head of Department – Career Pathways, Aboriginal Languages & Employability Skills at TAFE NSW.
Ros's bio
Jo Medlin
Jo is an adult literacy and numeracy (LN) advocate. Currently her advocacy work centres on her role as President of the Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL). This includes being the ACAL representative on the DESE Foundation Skills Advisory Committee, The Reading Writing Hotline, The Education IRC, and a judge for the Australian Training Awards (LLN category). Jo works as a consultant, specialising in resource development, PD and teaching. This year she also worked with SBS on the documentary Lost for Words where she co-taught adult LN learners and devised an intensive nine-week student-centred learning program.
Jo's bio
Dave Tout
Expert presenter
Dave is a Senior Research Fellow in numeracy and mathematics at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). He is an experienced LLN educator who is particularly interested in making mathematics relevant, interesting and fun for all learners, especially those disengaged from mathematics. He has worked in schools, TAFEs, community providers, universities, industry and national education organisations, and has written many numeracy and mathematics teaching, assessment and professional development resources for youth and adults, including curriculum for the CGEA, VCE and VCAL in Victoria. He is an author of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). Dave is also chair of the Numeracy Expert Group for the OECD’s international survey of adult skills (PIAAC) and is an appointed member of the Education IRC which is responsible for the TAE and the FSK Training Packages.
Dave's bio

This webinar is free for ALA members, or $65 for non-members. We are offering a discounted price of $400 for the full series for non-members. You can read about becoming a member of ALA here.





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