Archives
October 2007

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

New in October

My Gambling Story
Beginning on PBA FM on Monday 8 October at 8.30pm on Learning Works, My Gambling Story, six short programs on aspects of problem gambling, and the people who have to face these issues – not just the person engaging in problem gambling behaviours, but also others who are affected, including family members, friends and fellow workers.

Listen to My Gambling Story promo (mp3 audiofile)

For further information as the series progresses, click here

Monday 1 October/Friday 5 October 2007

Health Wellbeing and Relationships
Health Literacy

What do you really know about your health? Do you leave it all to your doctor, or have you developed a sense of health literacy – by finding out about what you need to do to stay healthy and active – especially in retirement. Pam Dean is an Adelaide professional working in community health education. In this interview with Tony Ryan, she has some very wise words about being proactive in matters to do with our health and wellbeing, especially in retirement

Online resources: Audiofile

Monday 8 October/Friday 12 October 2007

A Learning Society
Meet SA’s Adult Educator of the Year

In the nomination form for the award of Adult Educator of the Year in SA, Debbie Jeanes was described as a dedicated and outstanding educator who is held in high regard by all of the tutors and students with whom she works at the Aberfoyle Community Centre. Tony Ryan visits the Centre and speaks with Debbie about her work as an award-winning adult educator.

Online resources: Audio File Fact Sheet

Health Wellbeing and Relationships
My Gambling Story – Part 1

The first of six short programs on aspects of problem gambling, and the people who have to face these issues – not just the person engaging in problem gambling behaviours, but also others who are affected, including family members, friends and fellow workers. Produced at PBA FM with funding from the Gamblers Rehabilitation Fund, and with the assistance of the Office for Problem Gambling, the South Australian Department for Families and Communities.

Online resources: Audio File Study Guide

Monday 15 October/Friday 19 October 2007

A Learning Society
Digital Photography for people with acquired brain injuries

For some years now, Eastwood Community Centre in Adelaide has run a very successful Digital Photography program for people with Acquired Brain Injuries. In this week’s program, Tony Ryan visits the centre and finds out about this award-winning project, and sees the 2008 Calendar that has just been released by this enterprising and enthusiastic group.

Audio (MP3) - To hear the interview in full, click here

Health Wellbeing and Relationships
My Gambling Story – Part 2

The second of six short programs on aspects of problem gambling, and the people who have to face these issues – not just the person engaging in problem gambling behaviours, but also others who are affected, including family members, friends and fellow workers. This week, Maryanne’s story. My Gambling Story is produced at PBA FM with funding from the Gamblers Rehabilitation Fund, and with the assistance of the Office for Problem Gambling, the South Australian Department for Families and Communities.

Online resources: Audio File Study Guide

Monday 22 October/Friday 26 October 2007

Education and Schools
World Teachers Day – So who are our new teachers?

What is the profile of new teachers entering the profession today? As World Teachers’ Day this year falls on Friday 26 October, Learning Works invited Wendy Teasdale Smith, Principal of Aberfoyle Park High School in Adelaide, to reflect on recent research on the changing profile of new teachers entering our schools nowadays – it’s a rather different profile to the time when most new teachers began teaching in their early twenties or even earlier.

Online resources: Audiofile Fact Sheet

Media, Film and Technology
Film Reviews - with John J McGowan

Some thoughts prompted by the recent release of The Bourne Ultimatum, the third of the action films starring Matt Damon. The review also includes a brief look at the career of screen legend Deborah Kerr.

Online resources: Audiofile Fact Sheet

Health Wellbeing and Relationships
My Gambling Story – Part 3

This new series looks at aspects of problem gambling, and the people who have to face these issues – not just the person engaging in problem gambling behaviours, but also others who are affected, including family members, friends and fellow workers. This week, Sylvia’s story. My Gambling Story is produced at PBA FM with funding from the Gamblers’ Rehabilitation Fund, and with the assistance of the Office for Problem Gambling, the South Australian Department for Families and Communities.

Online resources: Audiofile Fact Sheet

Monday 29 October/Friday 2 November 2007

Education and Schools
The Lighthouse Career Education Project

The Career Education Lighthouse Schools Project is an Australian Government initiative to recognise good practice and encourage innovation in school career education programs. Schools selected for Project funding, called Lighthouse Schools, act as champions and demonstrators of good practice in quality career education. Over the three years 104 projects have involved 211 schools in implementing good practice in career education. Kate Castine, National Coordinator of the lighthouse Career Education Project provides an update on this innovative project.
Online resources: Audiofile Fact Sheet

Health Wellbeing and Relationships
My Gambling Story – Part 4

This new series looks at aspects of problem gambling, and the people who have to face these issues – not just the person engaging in problem gambling behaviours, but also others who are affected, including family members, friends and fellow workers. This week, Ron’s story. My Gambling Story is produced at PBA FM with funding from the Gamblers Rehabilitation Fund, and with the assistance of the Office for Problem Gambling, the South Australian Department for Families and Communities.

Online resources: Audiofile Fact Sheet

ADULT LEARNING AUSTRALIA
National Conference in Cairns: 8 – 10 November 2007
http://www.ala.asn.au/conf/2007/natconf2007.asp

Tony Ryan
Email: learningworks@pbafm.org.au
Mobile: 0408 883 334

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