Celebrating 21 years
The success of Adult Learners’ Week in the UK strongly influenced other nations; including Australia. A national pilot of Adult Learners’ Week was initiated in Australia in 1995 largely to promote lifelong learning.
The week in Australia was coordinated from the beginning by the Australian Association of Adult and Community Education (AAACE), which changed its name in November 1998 to Adult Learning Australia.
The breadth of supporting organisations has grown over this time and Adult Learners’ Week now includes events and activities from the community adult education, health, aged care, museums and environmental sectors.
The first Adult Learners’ Week was celebrated in 1995 in Australia, which makes this year the 21st Anniversary of the celebration. If you are part of an organisation that offers any form of adult learning such as courses, classes, lectures, exhibitions, tours, training programs, tutoring, discussion groups – then Adult Learners’ Week is an opportunity to celebrate and promote what you do.