A conversation about adaptation through needs based lifelong learning, this presentation will draw from recent research on Men’s Sheds in regional and remote Victoria. It will reference a case study of a community-based Shed in a disadvantaged rural location to discuss the role local community learning can play in responding to and developing resilience in the face of locally experienced global disasters.
The discussion will include a conversation about how small communities of practice can exercise agency to create a unique, place and needs-based form of ‘bottom up’ lifelong and life-wide learning.
Annette Foley is an Associate Professor of Adult and Vocational Education at Federation University Australia and the current president of Adult Learning Australia. She has worked for over 30 years as an adult educator in TAFE, higher education, adult community education, and the private training sector.
Professor Barry Golding is associated with the School Education, Federation University Australia in Ballarat. Barry has extensive research experience in vocational, adult and community learning His focused mainly on equity and access to learning in less formal community contexts. His recent international emphasis has been on men’s informal learning through participation in community organisations.
When: Wednesday 25th August
Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm (AEST)
Duration: 1 hr
Cost: FREE for ALA members and associate members.
Non-members is $50, payable online.
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