Lifelong Learning Council Queenland Inc

Using and supporting the Statement: Adult and Community Learning

You can use this statement to help:

Create an understanding of the scope and diversity of the adult and community learning field (aka Adult Community Education or ACE) in Queensland amongst those involved in offering learning opportunities for adults
The community at large to understand the field and its contribution
Increase the connections between individuals and organisations involved in the field
Create an identity for the field
Develop a collective voice for the field
Reach out to those involved and ensure that their contribution can be enhanced
Bring a voice to government

For yourself

If you are an adult and community educator, teacher, trainer, organisational or program administrator or coordinator, etc, mentor, tutor, that is someone involved in developing, offering or delivering adult learning programs, you can:

support the statement by “signing up”, providing your name, address, email and contact details to the Council, and giving permission for us to use your name publicly in support of the statement;
raise the statement with their local councilors, and State and Federal members of Parliament, and lobby and advocate for it where opportunities arise;
talk to the participants in your programs about the importance of adult and community learning;
become a member of the Lifelong Learning Council Queensland to enable an effective means of communication about developments with the statement and activities and actions that flow on from it
give feedback to LLCQ about opportunities to promote the statement and any subsequent documents that are agreed to by the sponsoring organisations.

Within the organisation where you work

Where you work with(in) one of the types of organisations listed in the statement, you can:

recommend the statement to your group or organisation and seek permission for it to allow its logo to be used on a supporting organisation’s page;
display and promote the statement t o staff and members, and encourage active involvment in developing the field
provide feedback on the statement and any impacts it has to the Lifelong Learning Council Queensland
become members of the Lifelong Learning Learning Council Queensland to enable an effective means of communication about developments with the statement and activities and actions that flow on from it.

For Peak and Professional associations

If you are a member of a Peak and Professional association in the field of adult learning, you can:

recommend to your organisation that is considers co-badging the statement (as a sponsor);
encourage on-going discussions about achieving recognition and support for the field described in the statement;
promote and distribute it through the organisation and its membership, if support is approved;
lobby and advocate for the field through the statement and any subsequent actions or documents that are agreed to.