Archives
September 2006

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

Week beginning Monday 4 September
Adult Learners' Week

A Learning Society
Interview with the Honourable Gary Hardgrave MP

Over the past few weeks, in our lead-up to Adult Learners' Week, we've been hearing various learning journeys. In this exclusive interview for Adult Learners' Week, the Federal Minister for Vocational and Technical Education, the Honourable Gary Hardgrave MP tells Learning Works's Tony Ryan about his own learning journey, from leaving school, working for several years in commercial radio, then as a mature adult, beginning tertiary studies, graduating just months before entering Federal Parliament. The Minister also speaks about adult literacy, adults returning to study, and the importance of celebrating adult learning especially during Adult Learners' Week.

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

A Learning Society
Learning Journeys - Program 6 - A Men's Shed in Edinburgh SA

Having recently marked a significant battle during the Vietnam War, it's appropriate that in Learning Works this week - Adult Learners' Week - we visit the Peter Badcoe VC Centre near the Edinburgh Air Base in South Australia and hear about the support given through this centre to ex-military men and their families, and also to older men from the wider community. The Centre provides a place for men to meet and talk, to work together on projects and undertake training in, for instance, computing. But most importantly it helps to overcome some of the isolation and loneliness so often felt by older men from many backgrounds.

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

Week beginning Monday 11 September

A Learning Society
Learning Journeys Part 7 - Florin's Story
From Romania to Adelaide, Florin is a recently arrived skilled overseas student, studying to improve his English language skills. This is the final of our Learning Journeys programs, and all seven programs are now online - http//www.learningworksradio.com/learningjourneys.htm

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

A Learning Society
Meet June Hazzlewood OAM

Not only recently awarded an OAM in recognition of her many years of service to the adult education community in Tasmania, June Hazzlewood has also just completed her doctorate. And she retired ten years ago! Terry Post from City Park Radio in Launceston spoke recently to June Hazzlewood just after her doctorate was conferred. Yet another learning journey!

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

Media and Technology
United 93 / Snakes on a Plane

Learning Works's regular film review John J McGowan reviews two very different current movies involving airplanes.

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Fact Sheet: Film Review: United 93 / Snakes on a Plane

Week beginning Monday 18 September

A Learning Society
Learning in TAFE – Learning at Work

Extended interview with Dr Peter Smith, Faculty of Education, Deakin University in Geelong, on learning styles in TAFE; learning journeys; changing workplaces and organisations, learning at work etc. This interview came about because of Dr Peter Smith's work on an NCVER research project on student learning styles in vocational and technical education.

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

Week beginning Monday 25 September

A Learning Society
Hand - helping Brisbane people with an intellectual disability

Hand is a not-for-profit organisation in north Brisbane supporting people with intellectual disability by enhancing leisure and lifestyle opportunitites. Sponsored by Centacare and funded through Disability Services Queensland, Hand provides opportunities for individuals to develop skills, access the community and become more independent, as well as promoting awareness of the value and needs of people with disabilities. Tony Ryan speaks with Karen Martin and Ruth Stewart about their work at Hand.

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

A Learning Society
In Conversation with Pru Goward - Part 1

In early September, the Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Pru Goward addressed a seminar in Brisbane - organised by the Lifelong Learning Council of Queensland - on the topic Learning: It's a Journey, not a Destination. In this extended interview with Pru Goward, the focus is on lifelong learning especially in the workplace. And in Part 2 next week, the focus is on her work in relation to sex discrimination and to discrimination on the basis of age - for young workers and also for older workers too. This interview was recorded in Sydney on Monday 18 September, by Learning Works's Tony Ryan.

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

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