Australian Association for Flexible and Inclusive Education

The hub for excellence in flexible and inclusive education.

AAFIE is the home for bringing together educators, researchers, and policy makers with a shared commitment to providing successful educational opportunities and pathways for young people who have experienced barriers to completing school education.

Flexible and inclusive learning programs come in many shapes and forms, but they have in common a desire to change the way schooling is provided to better suit young people for whom traditional schooling approaches have not worked well.

AAFIE and its members are committed to:

  • establishing and maintaining a hub of excellence in flexible and inclusive education with a focus on creating a national voice, knowledge exchange and advocacy platforms for the thousands of young people that experience disenfranchisement from education.
  • advancing evidence informed best practice pedagogies that support inclusion of those less well served in education settings with a biennial conference – Doing School Differently.
  • the establishment of AAFIE as a national peak body representing the diverse range of flexible and inclusive education provision in the nation