The Australian Council for Adult Literacy (ACAL) is currently planning a collaboration with the sister organisation UK Research & Practice in Adult Literacy (RaPAL) to launch a student stories project. The details are being finalized over the next few weeks. It is envisaged that students will be asked to write on the broad theme of ‘resilience’ and the stories will be uploaded onto a website that will be publicly accessible. We are hoping that many teachers in NSW will be encouraging their learners to contribute their stories.
The ACAL – RaPAL project will be formally launched in the second half of the year and story submissions are expected to close in mid December. To assist teachers’ planning to incorporate this project as part of their semester 2 activities, the NSW Council held a briefing workshop on June 11 for teachers interested in participating, and to share some ideas and strategies for getting students started on writing on this theme.