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The theme for 2021 is: Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide COVID-19 lockdowns have certainly disrupted learning for children, young people and adults around the world. We can also see how online learning can be a double-edged sword. Allowing some people to continue learning...

Adult Learners Week, from September 1-8, offers organisations that run courses, classes, exhibitions, tours or other adult education activities the chance to celebrate their work and give Australians a chance to learn something new. This year’s theme is ‘Change Your Story’ — and with COVID-19...

Ako Aotearoa and the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) is proudly launching the New Zealand Dyslexia-Friendly Quality Mark (DFQM)– the only mark of its kind in the southern hemisphere. It will be a free online event on 8 September 8.00am-9.00am (Australian Eastern Standard Time). The DFQM...

If you are finding it hard to keep everyone engaged in an on-line class then take a look at these great tips created by Linno Rhodes, experienced literacy practitioner from Victoria. Use these Hormone Hacks to brighten up your on-line sessions Between the Lines -...

The Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL) has produced a free webinar which looks at what is happening for literacy in the states and the Northern Territory. In the webinar, speakers from state councils for adult literacy (CALs) talk about the strengths and challenges of...

A landmark literacy program run by TAFE NSW with the Kinchela Aboriginal Boys Home Corporation in Redfern was recently featured in the Koori Mail (14.7.21). In developing the program TAFE NSW teachers worked closely with the uncles who had been residents of the Kinchela Aboriginal...

SBS is launching a three part series on 22 September focussing on adult literacy. It showcases an independent adult literacy class and the progress of 8 adult learners. The series is hosted by actor Jay Laga’aia and features two experienced TAFENSW teachers, Jo Medlin and...

Community Colleges Australia (CCA) held its successful National 2021 Adult and Community Education (ACE) Summit on 29 June 2021. It was a half-day online event with 172 participants attending. The summit showcased ACE community-based, innovative programs and pathways and aimed to broaden the knowledge of...

The need for a funded adult literacy and numeracy policy, greater diversity of provision and more teachers were common themes at the Inquiry conducted by the House Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training, Submissions were received from over 100 organisations including Reading Writing Hotline and...

Congratulations to the Australian Men’s Shed Association and Queensland Government on a very successful Living Well Expo in Bundaberg, Queensland on 19th June. Based on the Wheel of Well-being, the Expo acknowledged the importance life-long learning plays in wellbeing. Elizabeth from the Hotline was there to...