ALCN Helps to Grow Learning Communities

Smart City Forum 2020

The Australian Learning Communities Network Inc (ALCN) is a national network of leading-edge practitioners building sustainable communities using learning as the key element.


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ALCN virtual professional development roundtable about learning and entrepreneurship – 23 November – 3.30 pm – REGISTER NOW!

 

In what has been a challenging year in which you have been working hard to continue to bring your learning community programmes to your community, our Executive seeks to thank you and celebrate your work in lifelong learning.

 

We have organised for you an online professional programme about learning and entrepreneurship.  After being inspired by keynotes  Judith James, PASCAL Board member and former Head of Strategic Regional Collaboration, Swansea University, Wales, United Kingdom and Martin Probst, CEO Chief Education Officer, PROfound Leadership https://profoundleadership.com.au/ we will hear stories from our own ALCN members talking about their Entrepreneurial projects – opportunities and challenges.

 

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We are using this meeting as an opportunity to connect with our members and other learning communities around Australia. We also want your ideas for follow-up professional development in 2021. Note we always need more of your stories/good practice which we want to share in 2021.  The Executive’s aim is to feature a different learning community story each month on our website….

 

Our partners in this event are Wyndham Learning Festival and the PASCAL International Observatory.

 

Details of where, when and how to register:

 

Australian Learning Communities Network 2020 Virtual Roundtable

Celebrating Entrepreneurial Models of Australian Learning Communities and Cities

What draws us together as an entrepreneurial ecosystem but also what makes us distinct?

 

Aim:           To bring together ALCN members and friends from across Australia to share ideas about building resilient, inclusive, entrepreneurial, and sustainable communities.

Format:    Roundtable (online) on Microsoft Teams (90 minutes)

Date:        Monday 23 November 2020

Time:         3.30 pm – 5.00 pm (AEST)

 

Register using the link here:

 

Please register. Your ideas for 2021 are welcome and indeed helpful in putting together a useful programme for next year.

Webinar series “Learning Cities’ COVID-19 recovery: from research to practice”

The international webinar series from UNESCO UIL and PASCAL International Observatory is now available:

  • PASCAL International Observatory and UNESCO UIL (17 June 2020). Webinar 1: The challenge of inclusion in learning cities. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/user/uilger/videos : From Research to Practice Webinar Series. YouTube, UNESCO UIL
  • PASCAL International Observatory and UNESCO UIL (8 July 2020). Webinar 2: The challenge of measurement, planning and evaluation in learning cities. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/user/uilger/videos : From Research to Practice Webinar Series. YouTube, UNESCO UIL
  • PASCAL International Observatory and UNESCO UIL (16 September 2020). Webinar 3: The challenge of developing the role of TVET, business learning, and entrepreneurship in learning cities. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/user/uilger/videos : From Research to Practice Webinar Series. YouTube, UNESCO UIL
  • PASCAL International Observatory and UNESCO UIL (21 October 2020). Webinar 4:   The challenge of Education for Sustainable Development.   Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/user/uilger/videos : From Research to Practice Webinar Series. YouTube, UNESCO UIL

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What is a Learning Community?

A learning community is one that address its own learning needs through partnership. It uses the strengths of individual, social and institutional relationships across sectors to bring about cultural shifts in the perceptions of the value of learning. Learning communities explicitly use learning to enhance social, economic, cultural and environmental conditions on a sustainable, inclusive basis.

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