Gauging the value of flexible learning options

13 October 2015

Australia faces a pressing need for quality flexible learning programs to cater for the increasing number of young people who are disengaging from schooling at an early age.

This project aimed to define the economic and social benefits of participation in flexible learning for both the students and the wider community.

The Brotherhood was a partner in this collaborative project funded by an Australian Research Council linkage grant. Its researchers worked alongside program staff to ensure the results would contribute to quality educational opportunities.

Read more about the Flexible learning options research project.


George Myconos wrote Chapter 3 'Identifying the defining features of flexible learning options' in the final report 

Sue McGinty, Kimberley Wilson, Joseph Thomas and Brian Lewthwaite (eds) 2018 Gauging the value of education for disenfranchised youth: flexible learning options, Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands


George Myconos, Joseph Thomas, Kimberley Wilson, Kitty te Riele and Luke Swain 2016, 'Educational re-engagement as social inclusion: the role of flexible learning options in alternative provision in Australia', Forum, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 345–54. DOI: 

Contact: George Myconos gmyconos(at)  

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