Australian Council of Adult Literacy (ACAL)

ACAL eNews - Coming Events - October 2011

ACAL eNews is the electronic newsletter of the Australian Council of Adult Literacy (ACAL) and is  distributed free to people interested in adult literacy and numeracy. See below for subscription details or to unsubscribe.

1. Queensland Council For Adult Literacy 2011 State Conference

Kenmore Qld 4 – 5 November

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Keynote Speakers:

Professor Diana Coben, Director of Research & Policy, National Centre for Literacy & Numeracy for Adults, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Strategising numeracy (inter)nationally: Practising locally

Dr Annette Woods, Queensland University of Technology

Thinking about literacy for today's contexts

Dr Carol Christensen, Educational Consultant

Developing Community-based literacy Through Libraries: The Burdekin Project

2. 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12)

July 8-15, 2012, Coex, Seoul, Korea

Topic Study Group 5: Mathematics education in and for work

Call for papers

The aim of TSG 5 at ICME-12 is to bring together researchers, practitioners and policy makers in mathematics education, adult education, workplace education, adult numeracy education, citizenship education, social movement education - for the exchange of ideas related to mathematics education in and for work.

We view mathematics to be inclusive of the formal academic discipline of mathematics as well as the range of practices in which mathematics is embedded.

We view education to be inclusive of formal, informal and non-formal learning, that is, in education settings (e.g. adult community education, vocational and further education) as well as in the community and workplaces; and both individual and collective learning.

We view work to be inclusive of paid work and unpaid work such as work in the home, and activist work in social movements.

3. Victoria University LLN Forum: Making Numeracy Count

‘Reach Every Student’

November 14, 2011

City Flinders Campus, 300 Flinders Street

Speakers include several leading voices in Australian Numeracy education as well as a presentation from New Zealand’s National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults. The keynote presentations will inform a broader discussion led by David Tout of ACER, along with our own numeracy educators and experts from VU as well as those of other educational bodies. We hope that this forum will commence a robust discussion on Numeracy in the tertiary sector.

Cost: $60:00 plus GST (10% discount for students and VU alumni)

Guest Speakers

Doctor Keiko Yasukawa, currently a Lecturer in Adult Education at UTS and is the Program Director of the Bachelor's and Graduate Diploma courses in Adult Education.

Professor Robyn Jorgensen (Zevenbergen), Senior Fellow, Griffith Institute for Educational Research, School of Education and Professional Studies

Ms Nicola McCartney is the Associate Director of the National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults at the University of Waikato and is responsible for the professional development programme.

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4. 2011 ACAL Conference

Visit the VALBEC website to see many of the presnatsions

5. 2012 ACAL Conference

Join us in Hobart September 19-21, 2012

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P 03 9546 6892
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GPO Box 2283 Canberra ACT 2601