Friday, 6 August 2021

NSWALNC Workshop – Teaching online job-seeking skills – 5.30 Thursday 9 September via Zoom

This workshop will discuss a video created by Denise de Pauw, a doctoral student at the University of Lancaster, on her research on the online job-seeking experience of a migrant job-seeker. In the video ‘The Glass Collecting Job’ that we will discuss at the workshop, de Pauw takes us to a charity work club in the UK where a volunteer is trying to help a migrant job-seeker apply for a job. Workshop participants are asked to view the video prior to the workshop, and reflect on the following questions to discuss with colleagues at the workshop:

1. What do you teach your adult learners about online job-seeking skills?

2. What dilemma for teachers is presented to us in de Pauw’s study; are there implications for us in our work with job-seekers?

The video link to the ‘The Glass Collecting Job’ video is:

Register for the workshop at:

Friday, 30 July 2021

NSWALNC Event - Workshopping multimodal and visual literacies VIDEO

If you missed the 'Workshopping multimodal and visual literacies' Event which was held via Zoom on Thursday 24 June 2021, catch up here. Presenter: Keiko Yasukawa and Chair: Pam Osmond.

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 or

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 or

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

NSWALNC 2021 Annual Conference What really matters: connecting with learners and their community – 6 December 2021- an exciting online event

Since March 2020, adult literacy and numeracy teachers have been negotiating unprecedented challenges staying connected with their learners when the pandemic prevented face to face on-campus classes. In many education sectors, remote delivery using digital technologies was adopted as a solution during periods of lockdown with varying degrees of success, however, this was not a viable option for many classes with learners in our field. What the experience of the pandemic has highlighted for us is both the fragility of the connections we develop with learners, particularly those with limited economic and technology resources, and the significance to these learners of the efforts we do make in creatively improvising ways to stay connected with them. 

This conference takes up the theme of connecting with learners and their community to celebrate and reaffirm the centrality of our connections with learners and their community as key principle in the work we do. The conference will provide an opportunity to hear from researchers on studies they have undertaken that are related to this theme, and invite you to share your initiatives, strategies and reflections on this theme with all of us.

Watch this space for updates on keynote speakers, registrations and more

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.