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The Australian Learning Lecture (ALL) is a thought provoking biennial lecture series which brings big ideas around learning into the spotlight. The free five part lecture series will be conducted over 10 years, and will work to elevate the value of learning. all

The Inaugural Lecture – 21 May 2015 The series begins with the theme of ‘Joy and Data’ delivered by Sir Michael Barber at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and to be introducedby Dame Quentin Bryce.

Joy and data are two ideas that seem contradictory. Yet both are central to learning. The emphasis on academic success has meant
that too often we forget the joy of learning. But can success be driven by joy as well as by effort?

Data in Australian education is often feared because it is thought of in a limited way and can be used to judge schools, teachers and individuals. The lecture will challenge this fear, and highlight the diverse ways data can bring joy to learning.
ALL is a prestigious new lecture series bringing big ideas in learning and education to national attention

When: Joy and Data inaugural lecture  – Thursday, 21 May 2015   Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf
Cost: FREE
Time: 6 – 7.30 pm

with a live Q&A following the event at 8PM EST


The Australian Learning Lecture (ALL) was established
by the Koshland Innovation Fund and the State Library
Victoria. It is supported by:
• Australian Curriculum, Assessment and
Reporting Authority
• Australian Council for Educational Research
• Australian Secondary Principals Association
• Principals Australia Institute
• Asia Education Foundation
• The Mitchell Institute
• National & State Libraries Australasia
• Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth
• Foundation for Young Australians
• Australian Council of State School Organisations