• Co-chair's Overview
  • Director's Report
  • Sustainable ACE - Our People, Our Stories
  • Report against ACE Aotearoa Statement of Intent 2018
  • ACE Learning in the Community
  • ACE Sector Strategic Alliance
  • ACE Sector Capability Steering Group
  • Professional Development
  • Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga
  • International Activities
  • ACE Place and ACE Outcomes Tool
  • Our Stories - Annual Awards Recipients 2018
  • Consolidated Performance Report

This is the ACE Conference 2019 workshop presentation delivered by Jennifer Bateson and Cornelia Baumgartner.

Jennifer is the General Manager of the Nelson Pasifika Community Trust, a trust owned by the Pasifika communities of the Nelson and Tasman Regions. A New Zealand born Tuvaluan/Palagi, with her family based in Fiji, Jennifer has had a lifetime of trying to balance multiple cultures. She holds a BCom and has a background in community development.

In her workshop, Jennifer and colleague, Cornelia Baumgartner will share their experiences of working with the Tongan and Samoan communities in Nelson, where they have shaped an existing mainstream programme into a culturally appropriate and community owned one. Participants will be invited to apply the Inside/Outside Model of Engagement to situations they have encountered within ACE.

This is Damon Whitten workshop presentation at the ACE Conference 2019.

Damon Whitten is a specialist provider of literacy and numeracy to educators working with foundation-level learners. He focuses on generating and connecting research to real-world contexts and using the results to support adults with their dreams, passions, and potential through mathematics education.

As we know, many adult learners (and tutors!) find numeracy instruction a challenge. To help with this, Damon will present a toolbox of activities that tutors can use to introduce learners to numeracy ideas and then, once their confidence is growing, extend their thinking. Participants will leave with new ideas, practical activities, and a renewed interest in developing numeracy.

This is a workshop presentation delivered at the ACE Conference 2019.

Jennifer has extensive experience and skills in the research and facilitation of training and education programmes at the University of Canterbury, Ara, the Department of Corrections and a range of community education programmes. She has been an ACE Aotearoa Board member, co-ordinated Festival of Adult Learning events, attended the preparation conference for CONFINTEA VI in Korea and two Adult Learning Australia conferences. She is a governance member of Literacy Christchurch, a facilitator of “The Invisible Sentence” programme for Pillars and the co-chair of the Celia Lashlie Trust.

In her workshop, Jennifer will discuss the symptoms, impact and effects of trauma identified through her work with Christchurch Probation staff in the past year. There will be an opportunity to consider strategies for use in our practice so that we can work towards resisting further re-traumatisation for learners.

This is the presentation from Shirley Walter's keynote speech at the ACE Conference 2019.

Shirley is a passionate activist-scholar who has worked with social justice oriented civil society organizations for over thirty-five years both locally and globally. She is emerita professor of Adult and Continuing Education
at the University of Western Cape, South Africa and was Director of the Traditions of Popular Education project.

Shirley was the founding Director of the Centre for Adult and Continuing Education and the Division for Lifelong Learning (2000–2014) and served as Chair of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) from 2004 –2010. She has served on the South African Ministerial Transformation Oversight Committee for Public Higher Education and in 2004 was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.

Shirley is currently Vice President for Africa on the Executive of the International Council for Adult Education. Her recent paper ‘The drought is my teacher’: Adult learning and education in times of climate crisis, explores how adult learning can and should respond in a time of dramatic climate change.