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The Foundation for Learning and Literacy provides evidence, support and expertise about literacy learning for teachers, parents and policymakers.

MESSAGE FROM THE PATRON

The Foundation for Learning and Literacy is a welcome addition to the Australian education arena in these uncertain local, national and global times. The educators who initiated the Foundation for Learning and Literacy offer a fresh voice of collective expertise to draw upon for leaders and teachers in schools, the students and families they serve and other interested community members.

The Foundation website provides expert commentary, resources and research that contributes to building and supporting the capability, professional respect and confidence of language and literacy educators. This voice is much needed at this time, when there is misinformation disseminated in the public arena about learning, literacy and what makes for effective classroom practice in the 21st century.

The Touchstones that underpin the Foundation for Learning and Literacy capture the beliefs and values of the expert group.  These principles describe and defend the theory and practice they promote and more than stand up to scientific scrutiny.

Without exception, the Foundation's members are highly respected by educators across Australia and internationally, from early childhood education to tertiary education. I am honoured to be their patron.

Dr Brian Cambourne AM.

ABOUT US

Members of the Foundation for Learning and Literacy (FFLL) have both extensive and unique experience in education at pre-school, primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

This elite group of educators have careers spanning up to 50 years, beginning in classrooms and extending through advisory roles, teacher education and research. All have had significant classroom teaching experience and maintain strong and continuing links to schools and classrooms.

All members are regarded as experts in education.  This expertise has been recognised through their:

Their publications, their conference presentations and their contributions to teacher development in schools has resulted in a well-established credibility.

Members have received many honours, with awards including:

Several members are Fellows or Life Members of the Australian College of Education.  Others are Past Presidents of The Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA), the Primary English Teaching Association of Australia (PETAA) and The Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE).

Without exception, members are highly respected by educators across the across Australia and internationally, from early childhood education to tertiary education.

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