June 2005

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

Friday 24 June 2005

Education and Training
What sustains our teachers?

All teachers have good days, sometimes they also have not so good days. So what is it that sustains teachers? In Learning Works today, Dr Jan Lokan speaks about some research, undertaken by the Australian College of Educators in 2003, into those factors that sustain and support teachers in their profession.

Audio (MP3): To hear the interview in full with Dr Jan Lokan, click here.

Literature, Language and Music
Meet Colin Thiele – Episode 12

The final in our series with children’s author and much loved SA educator Colin Thiele.

Reference: Can I Call You Colin? the biography of Colin Thiele, by Stephanie Evans Steggell, published in 2004 by New Holland Press.

Website: Details of Eudunda in SA, close to where Colin Thiele was born.
Courtesy of Postcards on Channel 9 in Adelaide

Friday 17 June 2005

Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage – with the Smith Family
Some statistics can be very telling! For example, did you know that over 678,000 Australian children live in a jobless household? Or, that 2.4 million Australians now live below the poverty line?

The Smith Family has a mission – to help children overcome disadvantage by education and support. This week in Learning Works, an interview with the SA Manager for the Smith Family - Grant Goodall.

Audio (MP3)

Also for PBA FM listeners, your final chance to win for yourself a copy of the 2004 biography of children’s author and much loved South Australian educator, Colin Thiele.

Friday 10 June

Australian Society
Roseworthy Revisited
Extending back to 1884, Roseworthy College - now the Roseworthy Campus of The University of Adelaide - has a long and proud history in training students in agriculture and wine making. An exhibition at the Barr Smith Library at The University of Adelaide through to 19 June recognises some of that history - a story that will be of interest to many around SA with links to Roseworthy. The exhibition will then move to Roseworthy, and then to the National Wine Centre in Hackney. In Learning Works this week, a special interview on some highlights from the history of Roseworthy, with Kylie Percival, Archivist at The University of Adelaide.

Audio (MP3): To hear the interview with University of Adelaide Archivist Kylie Percival click here

Friday 3 June 2005

Science and the Environment
Living with the planet in mind

World Environment Day is celebrated on Sunday 5 June. Educator Dr Carolyn Mathews is very committed to ecologically sustainable living. And in desigining her home she has taken many things into account. Tony Ryan speaks with Dr Mathews, especially on power-saving measures that can be taken in our homes.The interview ends with information on the Eco Expo, being held in Adelaide from Friday 3 June to Sunday 5 June.

Audio (MP3): To hear the interview with Dr Carolyn Mathews in full, click here.

Health, Wellbeing and Relationships
Every School's Worst Nightmare

This is taken from the title of a lecture, given recently at the University of Adelaide, by Professor Freda Briggs. In Learning Works today, you will hear part of this lecture, on child sexual abuse, and steps that school communities can take to act professionally and responsibly in this matter. The program will give details of where you can read the full text online, and also how to hear a broadcast of the full lecture, on Sunday morning 5 June, on radio in Adelaide, and online anywhere in Australia.

Audio (MP3): To hear the extract from the lecture by Professor Freda Briggs, click here.
Text: To access the full text as a Word document, click here.

Literature, Language and Music
Meet Colin Thiele

Episode 9 of our series of interviews with SA educator and award-winning children's author.

Website: Details of Eudunda in SA, close to where Colin Thiele was born.
Courtesy of Postcards on Channel 9 in Adelaide


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