The Australian Learning Lecture (ALL) is a joint project of the Koshland Innovation Fund and State Library Victoria which seeks to bring big ideas in education to national attention. The decade-long project is designed to strengthen the importance of learning in Australia for all Australians.
Australia’s future wellbeing and prosperity depend on learning being highly valued across society. Founders of ALL believe our approach to learning must change if we are to develop broader capabilities and achieve a lively learning culture.
Already, there are many great initiatives taking place within Australian schools, cultural institutions, sporting codes, businesses, and community and family groups. Existing discussions about learning however are largely factional, financial and transactional. They fail to ignite the interest and commitment of the wider community. ALL aims to change this paradigm and provide a national vehicle to gather, communicate and discuss learning ideas.
Each lecture in the series will be a catalyst for a two-year program of events, bringing new thinking to public attention. The series will feature the world’s leading knowledge shapers to discuss the biggest issues facing learning today.
ALL will put learning back on the agenda for Australia, from high level thinking to practical applications, illustrated through case studies from national and international sources.
ALL will change the way Australia thinks about itself as a learning society.