Archives
February 2011

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

Monday 07 February/ Repeat Friday 11 February 2011

A Learning Society
Learning Journeys in the Tertiary Education Sector

“The Bradley Review of late 2008 has stimulated a lot of debate; arguably, its most interesting proposal was for a ‘more integrated tertiary education system’. What might such a system look like? ……….. Certainly the growing complexity in relationships between the tertiary sectors is being progressively highlighted in research. But what stands out to me is the pre-occupation with structural matters. Studies heavily focus on articulation and curriculum issues between institutions, attempts at blurring boundaries between sectors, and accreditation arrangements. It seems to me that a quite different, and perhaps more fruitful, perspective on sectoral relationships might be gained by focusing on learners. What is actually happening in reality, and what do (learners) think?”

This week in Learning Works, Professor Roger Harris, from the School of Education at the University of South Australia reflects on some recent research on the learning journeys of students in the tertiary education sector.

Online Resources: Podcast Study Guide

Justice and Legal Issues
The Law: Young People, Parents and Schools

Program 9: Cyber-bullying – It goes under the radar!

This program has a focus on defining our terms. Is it bullying, or is it fighting? We then look at some of the interventions that have been found to work to assist those young people who have been subjected to cyber-bullying. Today’s guest is Associate Professor Marilyn Campbell, School of Learning and Professional Studies, Queensland University of Technology. PBA FM acknowledges the support of the Law Foundation of SA in the production of this Community Legal Education initiative.

Online Resources: Podcast Study Guide

Monday 14 February/ Repeat Friday 18 February 2011

Cinema Studies
Film Review – The King’s Speech

“It’s a rare thing these days to find that one particular movie is a topic of conversation with almost everyone you meet. Movies come and go so quickly nowadays that there is often not enough time for the word of mouth to begin gathering strength. That is unless a movie is just so good and so appealing that people will hurry along to see it and, in turn, then urge their friends to go and see it too. Such a movie is The King’s Speech.” So begins John McGowan’s review of The King’s Speech - a “must-see” movie.

Online Resources: Podcast; Transcript

Arts Literature and Music
A Good Read – Finding a Good Book!

In A Good Read this month, a slightly different approach. Shanna Burke from Salsibury Library Service looks at how to go about finding a good book to read from the many options in your local library.

Online Resources: Podcast; Transcript

Justice and Legal Issues
The Law: Young People, Parents and Schools

Program 10: Duty of Care: Does it cease at the old school gate?

The school’s duty of care clearly covers a student between the beginning and the end of lessons, and on school property. But does it extend beyond the school gate? The program ends with a look at what might be a reasonable response by a school to issues around bullying and cyber-bullying, such as taking the complaint seriously, taking proper notes, and contacting parents. Interviewees are Professor Des Butler, Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology, and Associate Professor Marilyn Campbell, School of Learning and Professional Studies, Queensland University of Technology. PBA FM acknowledges the support of the Law Foundation of South Australia in the production of this Community Legal Education initiative.

Online Resources : Podcast; Study Guide

Monday 21 February / Repeat Friday 25 February

A Learning Society
Community Centres in Focus – The Hut at Aldgate

The Hut Exterior“The Hut Community Centre has been serving the Adelaide Hills community in South Australia since it was formed in 1979. The Hut works in collaboration with the Adelaide Hills Council, individuals and groups in the community to identify needs and provide activities and services for local residents. Hut services are provided with the help of a dedicated and enthusiastic group of volunteers. New volunteers are always welcome to learn new skills, meet new friends and join in community activities. The Hut is also involved in volunteer recruitment, training and placement for other community groups and acts as the host agency for both Hills Volunteering and Learning Pathways.” See www.thehut.org.au

This week in Learning Works, PBA FM’s Tony Ryan visits The Hut, a vibrant adult community education centre which now occupies the former Aldgate Railway Station, in the Adelaide Hills. Contributors are Esme Barratt (Coordinator, Hills Volunteering), Martin Woods (Project Officer, Learning Pathways), and volunteers Kathi Montagu and Gunter Scheide.

Online Resources: Podcast

A Learning Society
Perspective – Work/Life Balance? Or Life Portfolios?

The term Work/Life balance is often mentioned these days. But is this a really good way to look at the place of work in our lives? Workplace Chaplain Nicholas Rundle reflects on the place of work, just one aspect of our often complex lives in the 21st century.

Online Resources: Podcast

Tony Ryan
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