Youth to Work Wairarapa Movement now part of a new Covid response programme

REAP Wairarapa is not new to work-ready programmes. They have supported the COMET YEP (Youth Employment Programme) with schools and managed a YETE programme (Youth Education, Training and Employment) which, since it was launched by a group of concerned stakeholders in 2013, has placed more than 100 young people into training and employment.

Otautahi ACE Community of Practice

An ACE Community of Practice (CoP) is being established in Otautahi Christchurch.

It is being organised by Jennifer Leahy, Ako Aotearoa’s Sector Services Manager for the Southern Region.

Ako Aotearoa facilitates three online CoPs to support the tertiary sector in emerging areas of enquiry and need in teaching and learning. They are: the Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Cultural Capability CoP; the Online Together CoP; and the Neurodiversity CoP.

International: Adult education in Wales in the time of Covid

By David Hagendyk – Director for Wales Learning and Work

International webinar on climate change and resource extraction – what adult educators can do

In mid-February ACE Aotearoa participated in a climate change webinar organised by the global network PIMA (Promoting Interrogating and Mobilising Adult education), CASAE (Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education) and SCUTREA (a UK professional network of adult educators). Colin McGregor, ACE Aotearoa’s Director is a member of PIMA, and joined the international group of about 50 to discuss the devastating impacts of climate change and disaster capitalism/resource extraction on vulnerable communities.

Loving Learning – the importance of emotion in second-chance education

Dr. Lynne Brice, Manager, Learner Engagement and Success Services, Open Polytechnic
This article was first published online by the University of Canterbury

Pride, frustration, anger, hope – these are emotions that secondchance learners experience, often intensely, that impact on their chances of success.

Dr Brice’s thesis ‘Loving Learning? Emotional Experiences of Second-chance in Teaching and Learning’ should empower educators and make policymakers sit up and take notice.