Cire Everyday Learners celebrated Adult Learning Week with our students and staff on Monday, September 6 2021. Lockdowns weren’t enough to stop us from gathering together online, with a bake-off and Kahoot quiz that was enjoyed by all. Learners who participated are part of our Everyday Learning pre-accredited program, which runs courses five days a week at our Lilydale and Chirnside Park sites (or online during lockdowns). With classes ranging from Kitchen Kaos to Smart Money, these learners benefit from a wide range of educational options tailored for adults.
Students in Friday’s Explore the World Around Me class developed a Kahoot quiz of trivia questions based on their own interests. They then presented those questions to other students and staff who joined us online on Monday, September 6. Players were able to answer the questions on their own phones/devices and a final tally of answers kept us all on our toes! Congratulations to new Reconnect Case Worker Marli Wilson for taking top prize in the Kahoot!
While students presented their Kahoot, pre-accredited staff led the group in a bake-off where we all made muffins simultaneously in our own kitchens. We had a really interesting discussion about baking substitutions, dietary requirements and how to save a recipe-gone-wrong! We all learned something and had a good laugh along the way. Thank you to everyone who participated!
This year’s Adult Learning Week is based around the theme “Change Your Story”. Here is what learner Robyn had to say on that theme: “Cire’s Everyday Learning classes give me opportunities to be able to do the things I want to learn and persevere at, and to gain independence.”
From the Adult Learners Week official website:
Adult Learners Week is celebrated at the beginning of Spring with hundreds of events and activities promoting the benefits of learning. There are so many opportunities to learn available across Australia.
Adult Learners Week is a UNESCO initiative supported in Australia by the Commonwealth Department of Education, Skills and Employment and coordinated by Adult Learning Australia. Adult Learners Week runs from 1–8 September and incorporates International Literacy Day, which is celebrated annually on September 8.
Adult Learners Week in Australia is part of an international festival of adult learning.
The move to create a broad celebration of adult learning began with the American Association for the Advancement of Education (AAAE) in the late 1980s. In 1990, governments met in Jomtien for the Education for All world conference. The aim of this conference was to set goals for:
- universal access to and completion of primary education
- reducing the adult illiteracy rate to one half its 1990 level by 2000. Click here for further information on the adult literacy day.
For further information on our pre-accredited courses, including our Everyday Learning courses, please visit our Everyday Learning webpage.