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ALA Commentaries

Adult Learning Australia (ALA) has recently published short commentaries on the impact of the pandemic on adult learning. Here are the links to contributions made by three PIMA members, Robbie Guevara, Colin McGregor, and Peter Lavender.

The ‘gift’ of the pandemic

Robbie Guevara – Associate Professor of International Development at RMIT, President of the International Council of Adult Education (ICAE)

“One of my priorities is to facilitate a process by which our international network can harness the ‘gifts’ of the global-pandemic for the adult learning and education movement.”


God’s own country

Colin McGregor – Director of Adult and Community Education (ACE) Aotearoa (New Zealand)

“The ACE sector is already considering how to work differently with learners in the future. Some learners actively embraced online learning and were reluctant to re-engage in face to face courses.”


What has the pandemic taught me

Peter Lavender – Professor of Education, University of Wolverhampton, UK.

“Most people agree that we will all be changed by this experience. Looking outward many of us who work in adult education believe that we should build on the learning that individuals have done, capitalise on the catastrophe as it were.”

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