The International Consortium of Academic Language and Learning Developers (ICALLD) is the global community of higher education practitioners working to enhance students' learning and academic literacies.
AALL members and ICALLD
AALL is a founding member of the International Consortium of Academic Language and Learning Developers (ICALLD), formed in 2015. ICALLD includes:
- Association for Academic Language and Learning (AALL – Australia)
- Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE – United Kingdom)
- Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa New Zealand (ATLAANZ – New Zealand)
- Learning Specialists Association of Canada (LSAC – Canada)
- Scottish Higher Education Learner Developers (ScotHELD – Scotland)
These associations support higher and further education practitioners and enhance students’ learning and academic literacies. Their shared values and objectives include:
- Support for the professional identity of academic language and learning (ALL) practitioners;
- Facilitation of professional development opportunities for ALL members;
- Encouragement and sponsorship of ALL research; and
- Publication and dissemination of best practice resources for ALL.
AALL members are eligible for reciprocal benefits of other ICALLD member associations. Examples of reciprocal benefits may include:
- Conference and event information;
- Member-rates at conferences and other events;
- Resources, best practice documents and policy information;
- Association journals and publications; and
- Opportunities for collaborative international research and networking.
The 2020-21 Symposium-Over-Time
The Symposium-over-time was a series of one-hour professional development opportunities hosted by different ICALLD members over the 2020-21 academic year.
See below for links to recordings of May and June 2021 events, hosted by AALL and ATLAANZ:
- AALL 21 May: Updating the Australian University Register of Academic Language and Learning Centres/Units
- ATLAANZ 25th June: Evaluating the impact of Tertiary Learning Advice Consultations on student learning and development – A discussion of a recent pilot study.
For more information and the full program of events for the Symposium-Over-Time, visit the ICALLD events webpage.
The Australian University Register of Academic Language and Learning Centres/Units summarises the provision of Academic Language and Learning (ALL) services available across the Australian university sector. The Register was recently updated, having not been reviewed since 2013. This presentation shares the process and tools used to update the register, the findings of the project and the challenges currently being navigated in the Australian tertiary sector.
Presenters: Dr Sally Ashton-Hay, Southern Cross University, Alex Barthel, AALL Assistant Treasurer, and Dr Amanda Müller, Flinders University.
Date of Presentation: Friday May 21st.
Student Learning Te Taiako regularly evaluates Tertiary Learning Advice Consultations (TLACs), workshops and programmes, by conducting student surveys and focus groups, together with staff peer-observations and one-minute papers. In response to recent calls to go beyond attendance data and perceived student satisfaction to ‘measure’ impact, we have begun using Hamilton et al.’s (2019) ICALLD evaluation model. In this session, we will report on this latest phase of our evaluation project, which maps learning advisors’ notes after each TLAC against the framework’s key themes: promotion, reaction, learning, behaviour change, academic attainment & ‘institutional impact’. We also invite participants to share your evaluation practices and future plans and give feedback on our pilot study.
Presenters: TJ Boutorwick and Kirsten Reid, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Date of Presentation: Friday June 25th.