Photographs from 2010

Meet Adelaide Musician Andy Salvanos

Andy Salvanos

Playing the Chapman Stick

Monday 18 January 2010


Informal Learning at a Glance

Francesca Beddie

Francesca Beddie,
General Manager Research
NCVER, Adelaide

Monday 8 February 2010

Art History Online

Catherine Speck

Associate Professor Catherine Speck.
University of Adelaide / Art Gallery of SA

Monday 1 February 2010

Photographs from 2009

Communication Skills for Engineers

Dr Matthew Sorrell

Dr Matthew Sorell from Adelaide University

3 August 2009

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination

Genevieve Fahey

Manager of Scienceworks at Museum Victoria, Genevieve Fahey, in interview with PBA FM’s Tony Ryan about the Star Wars exhibition in Melbourne

3 August 2009

A Day in Pompeii

Pompeii Exhibition Melbourne

Brett Dunlop, Manager Melbourne Museum, talks with Learning Work’s producer/presenter Tony Ryan, at the Pompeii Exhibition at Museum Victoria in Melbourne.

17 August 2009

Learning Journeys – Elizabeth Chenoweth

elizabeth chenoweth

Elizabeth Chenoweth at CANH

24 August 2009

Adult Learners’ Week – An Interview with the Minister

Michael O'Brien MP

To mark Adult Learners’ Week in South Australia (1 – 8 September), our special guest in Learning Works this week is The Honourable Michael O’Brien MP, South Australia’s Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education.

31 August 2009


Learning Communities – Hume Global Learning Village

Joy Nunn Pat Raynor

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).

21 September 2009

Selia’s Learning Journey


Mary Jo Bellew and Selia Mercich at Paralowie R – 12 Adult Learning Centre.

5 October 2009

Commentary – Professor Gavin Brown

Gavin Brown

“I believe it is important to reach the general community, including of course parents, to communicate the excitement of scientific and mathematical discovery, and the powerful consequences of the technology we use”. This is the view of Professor Gavin Brown, inaugural Director of the Royal Institution of Australia.

9 November 2009

Photographs from 2008

Refugees and Transcultural Health

Dr Jill Benson

In week beginning Monday 18 February, Learning Works featured Dr Jill Benson from the University of Adelaide on her work in several overseas countries, and on how we in Australia might develop a better understanding of and respect for the cultural framework that refugees bring with them to Australia.

Building Leadership in Australian Schools

Louise Bywaters

In week beginning Monday 25 February, Tony Ryan spoke with education consultant Louise Bywaters about our understandings of leadership in Australian schools in the 21st century, and about the leadership role that beginning teachers have from day one in the classroom.

A Good Read – Short Stories

Salisbury Library Staff

In week beginning 17 March. Librarian Jennifer Dew talks about her love of short stories, with particular reference to some of the works of Chicago-born writer Jeffrey Deaver.

So what do students expect of lecturers?

Dr Tony Holland
In week beginning 17 March Dr Tony Holland, Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Technology Sydney, talks with Tony Ryan about the results of a survey into what tertiary students expect of their lecturers. Dr Holland specializes in workplace and organizational learning.

The railway station that became a church

Rookwood Cemetry
In week beginning 24 March. This picture shows the mortuary station in Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney when mourners traveled by special train to the cemetery. Coming up soon in Learning Works, a fascinating social history item on how this Victorian-style building was demolished almost fifty years ago, and then rebuilt as a church in Canberra. In Sydney, Tony Ryan speaks with railway historian John Oates. For broadcast in week beginning Monday 24 March.

From homelessness to university

Ross Keating

In week beginning 24 March. An innovative program in Sydney assists people who have been homeless and who are now recovering from drug and alcohol addiction to make those first steps into tertiary study. Tony Ryan is speaking with Dr Ross Keating, Senior Lecturer in Education at the Mount St Mary Campus of the Australian Catholic University in Sydney.

The positive side of Psychology

Julia Gane

In week beginning Monday 31 March Tony Ryan speaks with Adult Educator Julia Gane about the role of positive psychology in our lives.

It’s National Youth Week – Shout, Share, Live, Unite!

Dr Michael Slocombe

In week beginning 7 April. Dr Michael Slocombe, a senior member of staff of Trinity College in Gawler SA, “learning the ropes” at PBA FM with student Nicholas Golder, as they choose music for inclusion in this week’s Learning Works program.

Ranking Universities

Ranking Universities

Australia could lead the way by developing criteria to allow a nation’s university system to be judged and ranked. This is the view of Professor Peter Høj, Vice Chancellor and President of the University of South Australia, our guest commentator in Learning Works on Monday 14 April 2008.

Elder Abuse – It’s not OK!

Marilyn Crabtree

In March 2008, the Chief Executive Office of Aged Rights Advocacy Service in SA, Marilyn Crabtree, presented a commentary on moves in SA to combat the abuse of elderly people.

Story-telling – Still Important today!

Jenni Connor






Tony Ryan interviewed Tasmanian educator Jenni Connor, about the ongoing importance of storytelling, even in this technological age.

Developing Innovation in Young People

Guy Claxton

Guy Claxton, Visiting Professor of the Learning Sciences at the University of Bristol Graduate School of Education.

Convict Hulks – Life on the Prison Ships

Brad Manera

Brad Manera, Curator, Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Photograph (c) Leo Rocker, courtesy Historic Houses Trust

Teacher Stress

Associate Professor Deirdre Duncan and researcher John Edwards

Tony Ryan visited the Strathfield Campus of the Australian Catholic University and interviewed team members Dr Deirdre Duncan and John Edwards about their research, with team leader Dan Riley from the University of New England.

Teaching Physics Today

Francisco Ben

Recently PBA FM’s Tony Ryan met Francisco Ben at Wilderness School in Adelaide and recorded this extended interview for Learning Works.

Calling all Visual Artists

Louise Johnston

In Learning Works in week beginning Monday 23 June, meet last year’s winner, Louise Johnston (pictured).

2008 MacKillop Oration

Louise Bywaters and

Pam Ronan, Principal of Tenison Woods College in Mount Gambier recently delivered the 2008 MacKillop Oration in Adelaide. Pictured with Louise Bywaters (left).


Photographs from 2007

Digital Natives

Clark Ross

South Australian educator Clark Ross spoke recently on the topic of Digital Natives – in Learning Works, on Monday 5 November 2007.

Career Education in Schools

Kate Castine and Tony Ryan

Kate Castine, National Coordinator, Lighthouse Career Education Schools Project, with Tony Ryan at PBA FM, for her broadcast on Monday 29 October.

World Teachers’ Day 2007

Wendy Teasdale-Smith

Wendy Teasdale-Smith, Principal of Aberfoyle Park High School in Adelaide, prepared the commentary for World teachers Day 2007, Friday 26 October.

Women in the Records

Simply the Best Conference

PBA FM Project Manager Tony Ryan, addressing the Simply the Best – Women in the Records Conference at the University of South Australia.

Media Training

Media Workshop

Tony Ryan, presenting a Media Awareness workshop in Adelaide in July, one of the many workshops preparing participants for Adult Learners’ Week 2007

PBA FM has a new home

PBAFM Studio

In July, PBA FM moved into new studios in Wiltshire Street Salisbury. The old building, behind the former Salisbury Campus of UniSA, has now been demolished.

Adut Learning Australia – National Conference

ALA Function November 2007

The Annual Conference of Adult Learning Australia was held in Cairns Queensland 8 – 10 November 2007. Pictured during the Conference are Professor Victoria Carrington (UniSA), Tony Ryan (Learning Works), and George Papallo OAM (CEO of Macquarie Community College in NSW).

Communication Skills forEngineers

The Australian Learning and Teaching Council Awards each year recognise long-standing contributions to the quality of student learning and improving the overall student experience.

On Monday 3 August in Adelaide, Dr Matthew Sorell a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Adelaide will be one of a number of recipients of these prestigious awards, from South Australia’s three universities.

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination

Genevieve Fahey

Manager of Scienceworks at Museum Victoria, Genevieve Fahey, in interview with PBA FM’s Tony Ryan about the Star Wars exhibition in Melbourne.

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