Tuesday, 25 May 2021

NSWALNC Annual General Meeting 6.30 pm Thursday 24th June 2021

The NSW Adult Literacy and Numeracy Council will hold its Annual General Meeting via Zoom at 6.30 pm Thursday 24 June 2021. The AGM will elect the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and committee members. Members are encouraged to nominate for offices and to join the Committee. Register To join the AGM please register at https://www.trybooking.com/BRRLQ or https://www.trybooking.com/767562

Workshopping multimodal and visual literacies 5.30 pm Thursday 24 June 2021

The NSWALNC Event Workshopping multimodal and visual literacies will be held

·       on Thursday 24 June 2021.

·       from 5.30-7.30 pm by Zoom (the Zoom link will be sent to you when you register).

This workshop builds on the well-received session presented by Dr Roselyn Appleby 12 months ago. For this workshop, participants are asked to access and read the article by Frank Serafini: 

In this article, the author expands Luke and Freebody's Four Resources model of reading that is familiar to many of us to the new multimodal texts that we need to be supporting our learners to negotiate. A short overview presentation will be followed by discussions of the article in small breakout groups.

The workshop will be followed by the Annual General Meeting. 

To join the Workshop and/or AGM please register at https://www.trybooking.com/BRRLQ or https://www.trybooking.com/767562

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

NSWALNC 2021 Annual Conference Monday 6th December

The NSWALNC 2021 Conference will be held Monday 6 December at the Aerial Function Centre, Broadway, Sydney. Watch this space for further details.

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Pam Osmond Book Launch by Mary Hamilton 6 pm 25 March 2021

Pamela Osmond's book Developing Social Equity in Australian Adult Education: Lessons from the Past, based on her research on the history of Adult Basic Education in NSW will be published by Routledge on 8 March. We are delighted that Emeritus Professor Mary Hamilton (Lancaster University) has accepted our invitation to launch the book. Professor Hamilton's extensive and influential work in adult literacy will be known to many of you. 

Please join us for a virtual launch on 25 March, 6 pm to 7 pm.

Monday, 15 February 2021

Digital Literacies - Jill Finch's Presentation

 Digital literacy: what, why, in whose interest? – Jill Finch – 15 October 2020

On 15th October 2020, Jill Finch gave a presentation on “Digital literacy: what, where and in whose interest?”  It was an informative insight into her experience of teaching digital literacies in different contexts. Jill explored lessons learned from her work with Sydney City Council garbage collectors and a “train the trainer” program with public libraries. She asked us to consider the current understanding of the broader LLND world and to think about whose interests the push for digital literacy serves. Jill's Presentation PDF

Thursday, 1 October 2020

NSWALNC Reading Group - Digital Literacy: what, where and in whose interest? Presented by Jill Finch - 5.30pm 15 Oct 2020

You are invited to a presentation on Digital Literacy by Jill Finch, experienced adult literacy teacher, policy activist and wonderful colleague to many of us, followed by a discussion of a reading by digital literacy scholars Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel.

Date: Thursday 15 October, 2020

Time: 5.30 - 7 pm

Where: on Zoom 

Register: Trybooking  https://www.trybooking.com/BLUJK   or https://www.trybooking.com/664076 

Please find the abstract for the session below.

Digital literacy: what, where, and in whose interest? 

Even before the "C word" hit this year, digital literacy and online delivery were looming large in our LLN world. Now they are front and centre. But the change has been abrupt, and most of us don’t yet have a clear shared understanding of what digital literacy is, or what the big issues are moving forward. 

This session will look at some questions about digital literacy teaching and learning in different settings in community, college, and workplace.  

  • What exactly do we mean by digital literacy? (Or literacies….? ) And who is 'we' here? 
  • What makes it different from teaching print literacy?  
  • What models or metaphors are we using? (Toolbox? Toyshop?) 
  • What risks and issues do we need to be thinking about? 
  • What adult education touchstones can we draw on? 

Reading for discussion:

Lankshear & Knobel 2015  Digital Literacy and Digital Literacies: Policy, Pedagogy and Research Considerations for Education, published in theNordic Journal of Digital Literacy.