VALBEC2024 Conference

  • 17 May 2024
  • 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Angliss Conference Centre, Level 5, 555 Latrobe St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
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  • Until April 19
  • Until April 19
  • Students, non-waged, volunteer tutors


Welcome to VALBEC’s 2024 conference titled: Supportive practices in a transformative landscape. In the ever-changing landscape of education, transformative learning stands out as an imperative part of what we do as educators. Now, more than ever, it's crucial to refocus our efforts on students and practices that foster deep engagement and meaningful connections with communities and industry.

Keynote speaker

Professor Vicky Duckworth has developed a national and international reputation for research in Adult Education and Literacy. Vicky is deeply committed to challenging inequality through critical and emancipatory approaches to education, widening participation, inclusion, and community action. A key strand of work includes addressing the personal/public and intergeneration impact of trauma and violence on learners lives and their communities. Alongside Rob Smith, Vicky led the ground-breaking Transforming Lives project (Smith and Duckworth, 2022) which exposed the benefits of education throughout life.  Vicky was a member of the 2019 Lifelong Learning Commission and is a founder member of Right2Learn.

Conference Program

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VALBEC acknowledges the support of the ACFE Board and the State Government of Victoria for its professional learning activities.

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Clifton Hill Vic 3068



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VALBEC (Victorian Adult Literacy and Basic Education Council) was established in 1978 and is managed by an elected volunteer committee of management.

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