During Adult Learners’ Week 2016, four lucky winner received an iPad Air 2s (64GB) for show us how they #LearnOutsidetheSquare during #ALW2016.
- Tammy Arjona
- Stella Jang
- Karen O’Neill
- Keon Park learners at BRACE Education and Training
Best events competition
We won’t go on about how hard it was to pick winners for the best events competition but you can take our word for it that we agonised over having to narrow our choices. We were looking for events that captured the spirit of Adult Learners’ Week, that were inclusive, engaging, fun and captured the attention of their audiences. In short, we were looking for events that were great learning experiences as well as great celebrations. Congratulations to the winners!
Milang Old School House Community Centre (South Australia) for their #learnoutsidethesquare workshop that introduced participants to the song and dance of the Ngarrindjeri culture. This event engaged people through artistic expression and built their knowledge and appreciation of local Indigenous culture.
Griffith University Logan campus (Queensland) hosted an #ALW2016 event which celebrated the diverse journeys of adult learners into higher education. Griffith University has a diverse range of outreach activities partnering with TAFEs, Community Colleges, VET providers and community service organisations – in a combined effort to widen the participation of low income groups and people with equity backgrounds in higher education.
Wyndham Learning Festival (Victoria). This municipality-wide festival involved a collaboration between Wyndham Community and Education Centre, Wyndham Council, and local libraries who together ran 100 free events for their community. This was a massive effort that showcased learning opportunities across the municipality for all life stages: early years, school years, young adults, adults and seniors. The festival included talks, practical workshops, exhibitions, displays, open days, walking tours, digital tours and information sessions.
Riverton Library (Western Australia). Riverton Library held three different sessions, each one new to Canning Library Service. Working on the proven benefits of music, Riverton Library offered two music based programs plus an event on birds of prey.
Kingston LINC (Tasmania). Kingston LINC ran an event that highlighted work and training opportunities within industries of the future. They shared with the community areas of job growth and provided information around the training required including learning opportunities such as LINC digital and pre-entry employment programs, 26TEN literacy and numeracy programs and learning mentor support and VET sector training and university pathways.
Congratulations to everyone involved!