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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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Celebrating Entrepreneurial Models of Learning Communities and Cities

Information about the successful Australian Learning Communities Network 2020 Virtual Roundtable Celebrating Entrepreneurial Models of Learning Communities and Cities can be found at:

https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/news/australian-learning-communities-network-2020-roundtable-%E2%80%93-celebrating-entrepreneurial-models

Ripples Summer Newsletter

Read the latest ALCN newsletter which provides more detailed information about the Virtual Roundtable, information from around the networks and international learning city news.

Download Summer Newsletter Here

2020 Global Learning Festival Report

A report produced by Melton City Council and Wyndham City Council on the outcomes of the 2020 Global Learning Festival.

Download Here 

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

Find more information on our Frameworks and Toolkits page – CIAT Click Here

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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