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Traders, Neighbours and Intruders

Discounts
for members of ACAL, QCAL, NSWALNC, VALBEC, TCAL, SACAL and WAALC

Hear some speakers now

Cathy Bow

Ben Van Gelderen

Marilyn Kell


A taste of sessions

  • Technology Tearoom
  • Reading Writing Hotline's role
  • Show me the Money
  • Untangling the literacies of governance docs
  • Digital learning resources for remote learners
  • Yolŋu 'Bothways' approach to English
  • Numeracy, what's the problem?
  • What attitudes are we talking about?
  • Describing capability in the foundation skills field
  • Re-imagining WELL for work in the 21st Century
  • Graffiti as Literacy
  • Learning financial literacy skills through traditional concepts
  • The impact of domestic and family violence on adult women learners
  • Exploring NCVER pods to improve practice
  • Journeys of new migrants
  • LLN for employees, is a change of focus required?
  • Communication in time of disaster and emergency
  • Phonics-based adult literacy resources
  • Prioritising people
  • Blended Learning for the LLN Classroom

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Melissa Steyn - a keynote speaker

Melissa SteynProfessor Melissa Steyn holds the South African National Research Chair in Critical Diversity Studies and is Director of the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Her Critical Diversity Literacy framework outlines key capacities for living conscientiously in a world increasingly characterised by being different, together. It involves a set of 'reading practices' – a way of perceiving and responding to the social climate and prevalent structures of oppression.

Literacy is generally understood to involve capacitating a person to access symbolic systems — know-how needed to make informed decisions within the complex environments of the contemporary world. The concept has been extended to move beyond decoding text, to being competent in a whole host of knowledge systems, including, for example, computer literacy, media literacy, visual literacy, mathematical literacy, economic literacy, academic literacy and many more. Generally, it is very clear who ';has' such literacy and who needs to acquire it, and of ...

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