Archives
September 2009

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

Monday 7 September/ Friday 11 September

A Learning Society
Learning Journeys - Barriers to Learning

Each year on 8 September, International Literacy Day is celebrated around the world. To achieve their goals in life, the learning journeys of students with disabilities are never easy. For instance, being able to read set texts or to write assignments means overcoming many additional barriers that most of us will never encounter. Learning Works’ Tony Ryan speaks with Meredith Norton, Manager Disability Services with TAFE SA South about the range of support services available to students with disabilities.

Meredith Norton.

Online Resources: Audio

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

Rights and Responsibilities (1 of 3)

This is the second of a 12-part series on aspects of the law relating to young people, parents and schools. The focus in Program 1 was on some first thoughts on the “ecology” of today’s “connected kids”. In these next three programs, we look at aspects of the rights of young people and the concept of duty of care. Contributors this week are Margaret Coady, Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne, and David Thomson, Teacher-in-residence, Victoria Law Foundation.

Online Resources: Audio Study Guide

Monday 14 September / Friday 18 Sept 2009

A Learning Society
Learning Communities – The Hume Global Learning Village

Around Australia, we’re seeing the formation of more officially designated Learning Communities. And in those areas that are called Learning Communities, it is almost certain that there is very strong support from the local government authority in that area. To find out about one Learning Community, we visit the Hume City Council, to see how they have gone about building a vibrant learning community. Hume City Council is in suburban Melbourne, not far from Tullamarine Airport.

Online Resources: Audio

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

Rights and Responsibilities (2 of 3)

Today we continue to explore issues around the rights of the child and the duty of care that schools owe to their students, with a special focus on the young person’s right to privacy. Given reasonable grounds, what are the rights of parents in relation to a young person’s diary, or the school’s right to search a student’s locker? The point is made that, in relation to rights, the child should not be treated as “a lesser person” simply on the grounds of age.

Contributors this week are David Thomson, Teacher-in-residence, Victoria Law Foundation, and Margaret Coady, Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne

Online Resources: Audio Study Guide

Monday 21 September / Friday 25 Sept 2009

A Learning Society
Learning Communities – Hume Global Learning Village (Part 2)

Around Australia, we’re seeing the formation of more officially designated Learning Communities. And in those areas that are called Learning Communities, it is almost certain that there is very strong support from the local government authority in that area. To find out about one Learning Community, we visit the Hume City Council, not far from Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne, to see how they have gone about building a vibrant learning community. This is the second of two segments on the Hume Global Learning Village.

Joy Nunn and Pat RaynerContributors include Joy Nunn, Director of Organisation and Community Learning, Hume City Council, and George Osborne, Manager Learning Community.

Pictured during one of the interviews are from the left Joy Nunn (Director of Organisation and Community Learning, Hume City Council) and Pat Rayner (Hume Volunteer Gateway Project Officer).

Online Resources: Audio

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

Program 4: The School’s Duty of Care

Today we further explore issues around the rights of the child, with a focus on the concept and practice of duty of care, before moving more specifically next week into issues around connected kids, beginning with a look at young people and mobile phones.

Contributors today are David Thomson, Teacher-in-residence, Victoria Law Foundation, and Professor Des Butler, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology.

Online Resources: Audio Study Guide

Monday 28 September / Friday 2 October 2009

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

Program 5: Our kids and media devices

Today we begin several programs in which we look into issues around connected kids, beginning with a look at young people, mobile/camera phones, social networks and introduce some first
thoughts on bullying – cyber-bullying will be treated in more detail over the next few weeks.

Contributors today are Professor Elizabeth Handsley, Faculty of Law at Flinders University in Adelaide, Dr Matthew Sorell, Senior Lecturer in Telecommunications and Multimedia Engineering at the University of Adelaide, and Senior Constable First Class Michael Schooley, from SA Police.

PBA FM acknowledges the support of the Law Foundation of South Australia in the production of this Community Legal Education initiative.

Online Resources: Audio Study Guide

Cinema
Film Review: Inglourious Basterds

“It’s one thing to ignore the critics, and yet another to take some heart from what they say, but it’s another thing entirely to portray the critic as a hero in an action movie”. So says film critic and TV director John J McGowan, towards the beginning of his review of that current film with two misspelt words in the title – Inglourious Basterds.

Online Resources: Audio

Arts Literature and Music
A Good Read – In the Land of Invisible Women

This is an intriguing account of two years in Saudi Arabia by a female surgeon shortly before the events of September 11 2001. The full title is In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor’s Journey in the Saudi Kingdom, by Qanta Ahmed, published in 2008 by Sourcebooks. The reviewer is Susan Hill from the Salisbury Library Service.

Online Resources: Audio Fact Sheet

Tony Ryan
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