Monthly Archives: September 2014

Webinar – Literacy development, learning and life experiences of low-education adults

Wednesday, October 15, 2:00 to 3:30 pm ACER’s October LLN webinar will be conducted by Stephen Reder. Stephen will be presenting on the Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning which systematically compares the learning trajectories and life outcomes of 1000 adults …

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Forum – Challenging assumptions: program participation influences on literacy and numeracy development

Wednesday, October 15, 5.00 – 6.30 pm, Victoria University, City Flinders Street, Melbourne In this forum, Stephen Reder will speak about research outcomes from the Longitudinal Study of Adult Learning (LSAL), which systematically compared the learning trajectories and life outcomes of …

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In the news – Let’s hear it for the great Australian speakers

An interesting article in the The Age by Dean Frenkel about professional speaking skills. “Doubters about the importance of communication skills may consider the following hypothetical but familiar scenario involving a doctor and patient, both of whom have poor communication skills. …

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AWPN resource repository

The AWPN Resource Repository contains foundations skills resources relevant to the workplace context. Most resources are available for free download. Click here to browse the resources.

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Conference: 2014 ACAL Conference

ACAL invites you to attend their 2014 conference titled ‘Literacy: a learning spiral for life’, hosted by the Queensland Council for Adult Literacy, 2-4 October, Gold Coast. Keynote speakers include: Stephen Reder,  Professor of Applied Linguistics at Portland State University Trevor …

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Resource: Math Savvy: Selling It! Inventory Turnover Ratio

This resource from the US focuses is contextualised to the retail sector and focused on how to use inventory turnover ratio as a retail profitability analysis tool. Consisting of a PowerPoint presentation and teacher notes, the resource walks learners through …

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Victorian State Office update

The Victorian Office of AusIndustry Skills & Energy Programs (Department of Industry) has moved premises. New team email address for WELL Program related enquiries– [the @deewr email addresses is no longer be operational] New individual email addresses – …

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This year’s national OctoberVET coordinator, Steven Hodge, would like to invite you  to consider convening an OctoberVET event in your area. OctoberVET is the name of a season of local events to share information and ideas about VET. OctoberVET complements …

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AWPN survey – What is the future of the AWPN?

This survey asks you to consider whether there is an important role for the AWPN beyond the closure of the WELL Program. We, the AWPN management committee, believe that there is. Foundation skills underpin all workplace practice at all levels …

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