August 2007 - Adult Learners’ Week 2007

Music in these six broadcasts, and online, is used with permission of Delicious Music and is taken from Track 4 on their recent CD, Lounge Babies. For further information, contact Delicious Music in Adelaide on 08 8447 3611, or by email to …. and do mention Learning Works!

First broadcast Monday evenings at 8.30pm.
Repeat broadcast Friday mornings at 9am
PBA FM 89.7 on the FM band in Adelaide.

Program 1: Art Exhibition
First broadcast Monday 01 July 2007 Hear Program 1 – mp3 audio
This project aims to give adult visual artists from across South Australia to interpret the theme “Daring to dream the fantastic” is a visual form and to have their work judged and displayed as part of a community-based art exhibition.

Patrick Wright, chair of the Adult Community Education Reference Group
Sue Ross, Manager ACE and Community Partnerships Unit, DFEEST

Program 2: Mascapades
First broadcast Monday 15 July 2007 Hear Program 2 – mp3 audio
This project aims to give adult learners from across South Australia the opportunity to work with a mask-maker-in-residence to make a series of masks that interpret the 2007 Adult Learners’ Week central theme – “Revealing the inner self!”

Heather Hewitt, Pooraka Farm Neighbourhood House
Jenny McCormick, Mascapades Project Manager
Glen Reynolds, Arts Excentrix

Program 3: Streets of Learning
First broadcast Monday 29 July 2007 Hear Program 3 – mp3 audio
This project aims to raise community awareness of the range of adult learning opportunities in local communities and to encourage increased participation in these formal and informal programs.

Jan Brown, Community, Woodcroft/Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre,
Raelene Klinger, Reedbeds Community Centre in West Torrens
Karene Crooks, The City of Prospect
Marie Smith, Community and Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association

Program 4: Learningfull Conversations
First broadcast Monday 12 August 2007 Hear Program 4 – mp3 audio
This project aims to build the social capital of communities by facilitating opportunities for people to come together to engage in conversation about issues of community or personal interest.

Annie Payne, Development Co-ordinator, Mawson Centre, Mawson Lakes
Derrick Casey, General Manager, Regency International Centre

Program 5: Ambassadors for Learning
First broadcast Monday 26 August 2007 Hear Program 5 – mp3 audio
This project aims to recruit community members and organizations from across South Australia that are willing to become ambassadors for adult and community learning.

Patrick Wright, Chair of the Adult Community Education Reference Group
Leanne Isaacson, Adult Educator in rural South Australia

Program 6: Celebrating ALW 2007
This program features just two of the many events to be held around South Australia during Adult Learners’ Week. In many workplaces, arrangements have been made for a Learn @ Work event, to recognise the importance of formal and informal learning at work. We hear about one such event which involves volunteers as well as staff members. The second event is called Mall of Learning, and will be a celebration of adult learning through a range of activities to be held in Rundle Mall in Adelaide’s CBD on Friday 7 September.

Gill McFadyen, Community and Neighbourhood Houses and Centres (CANH)
Jim Binder, Jack Young Centre, Salisbury


For more information about Learning Works, and about the Adult Learners’ Week radio and internet programs, please contact Tony Ryan at PBA FM in Adelaide on 0408 883 334 or by email to

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