Archives
August 2006

Program summaries for Learning Works, and for selected programs, some additional resources for listeners to follow up on the program.

Week Beginning Monday 7 August 2006

A Learning Society
Survive and Revive - at the Women's Community Centre in Adelaide

This week Learning Works visits the Women's Community Centre in the Adelaide suburb of Stepney - the coordinator Mandy Lyons speaks about the women who come to the Centre and the opportunities for growth and friendship in a safe environment.

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From left to right: For many working in the Adult Community Education sector, being interviewed for radio series such as Learning Journeys or Learning Works, is their first real experience for contributing a media interview. In a Media Awareness Workshop organised prior to Adult Learners' Week 2006, Mandy Lyons, Emilia Cioccia, Debbie Lange (all from the Womens' Community Centre) Annette Annandale-James and Sarah Whittaker (both from SA Department of Further Education Emloyment Science and Technology) get pointers from Learning Works producer Tony Ryan (seated left) about speaking with confidence on radio.

A Learning Society
Learning Journeys - Part 4 - Learning at Work

There's more to learning at work than going to courses or taking part in continuing professional development. Some great ideas to help you prepare for Learn @ Work Today, as part of Adult Learners Week 2006.

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Week Beginning Monday 14 August 2006

Science and the Environment
National Science Week - with Dr John Long

National Science Week ends on 20 August. In this interview, recorded exclusively for Learning Works, Tony Ryan speaks in Melbourne with Dr John Long, Head of Sciences at Museum Victoria, about National Science Week and about the critical role of scientists in our world today.

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A Learning Society
Financial Literacy - what is it? - with Catherine Birchall

Employers are realising that unstressed employees work better - and one of the greatest stresses can be about handling our personal financies. How can I pay that bill? Why can't I save? How do I get through when my credit cards are up to the limit? The mobile phone bill is out of control! Catherine Birchall is Chief Executive Officer of Money for Life; she speaks here with Tony Ryan in Melbourne about financial literacy and about a workplace training program to assist employees manage their personal finances better.

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Week Beginning Monday 21 August 2006

A Learning Society
Learning Journeys - Part 5 - Streets of Learning

How many learning opportunities exist in or near your street or neighbourhood? Streets of Learning is an initiative across South Australia, as part of Adult Learners Week 2006. In this program Tony Ryan speaks to two managers of Community Centres - one in regional SA and the other in metropolitan Adelaide, and with Marie Smith from the Community and Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association of SA about some good ideas for celebrating Streets of Learning.

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Education and Schools
Re-imagining Educational Leadership - with Professor Brian Caldwell

In July and August, Professor Brian Caldwell has been visiting every state and territory, presenting a series of workshops under the title Re-imagining Educational Leadership. Organised by the Australian College of Educators, these workshops explore our school systems and educational leadership at a time of ongoing chenge. The second and final part of this extended interview will be broadcast in the week beginning Monday 28 August.

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Week Beginning Monday 28 August 2006

Social History
The early days - a short history of Geelong

With much discussion these days on the teaching of history, it is interesting to hear about the beginnings of a region in Australia from the perspective of someone who has lived there for many years. In Learning Works this week, Tony Ryan speaks with the president of the Geelong Historical society Peter Allsop about the early history of Geelong and the importance of the railway between Geelong and Melbourne.

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Education and Schools
Re-imagining Educational Leadership - with Professor Brian Caldwell - Part 2

In July and August, Professor Brian Caldwell has been visiting every state and territory, presenting a series of workshops under the title Re-imagining Educational Leadership. Organised by the Australian College of Educators, these workshops explore our school systems and educational leadership at a time of ongoing change. Both parts of this interview will shortly be on the Learning Works website as an ongoing PD resource for teachers.

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