Program outline

Subject to change without notice

Thursday, September 24

8.30 am


9.20 am

Welcome, Welcome to Country: Vicki Hartman and Jack Buckskin, Tauondi Aboriginal College

9.45 am

Conference Opening: His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO, Governor of South Australia

10.00 am

Keynote speaker: Jack Buckskin, Cultural mentor, Tauondi Aboriginal College

10.45 am

Morning tea

Time Block One Two Three Four
11:15 am Concurrent A

A1 Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Network Discussion

Jenni Anderson, Mission Australia and Emma Kreukniet, SEE Program, Department of Education and Training


A2 Nganampa Health Workers get online for literacy and numeracy skills: A WELL Project Taking Learning remotely to Aboriginal Health Workers

Kay Freeth and Georgina Nou, TAFE SA


A5 Are We There Yet?

Christine Tully, Melbourne Polytechnic


A6 Working Together - integrating literacy skills into vocational studies Health, Aged Care, Nursing

Susan Withnall, TAFE NSW


12:05 pm

A4 Advancing the National Strategy - what can we achieve together?

Anita Roberts, National Foundation Skills Strategy Project


12.50 pm


1.35 pm

Arch Nelson Address: Professor Sue Shore,
Director, International Graduate Centre of Education (IGCE), Charles Darwin University

What would he have thought? What would he have done?: Rethinking foundation skills and democratic responsibility with a little help from Arch Nelson

2:25 pm Concurrent B

B1 Inter-generational Impact on Aboriginal Learner's Today

Vicki Hartman, Tauondi Aboriginal College, SA


B2 ‘English Tea' - an example of the challenges and successes in Adult Community Education.

Rachael Foster, TAFE SA/Welcome to Australia


B3 Mind Being Body Doing

Sharon Stewart and Carolyn Lloyd, YIN Personal Safety Solutions


B4 Positive marking and other tips

Joanne Medlin, WSI TAFE (OTEN)


3:15 pm Concurrent C

C1 The Tasmanian Adult Literacy Action Plan 2010-2015: What we've learnt and where we're heading

Anita Planchon, LINC Tasmania


C3 Feeling Good and Doing Good - positive psychology in adult learning environments

Judy Hilton, TAFE SA


C4 Understanding What's Underneath teaching Students who have learning disorders or have experienced trauma

Karen Dymke, Thoughtfulworks


C5 Embedding LLN in VET Training

Linda Are and Jen Zhao TAFE SA with Max Lorenzin, Gary Biddell, Rebecca Medhurst (Justice and Policing) and David Channing (Screen and Media)


4:05 pm
4.50 pm ACAL AGM
5.30 pm to 7.30pm

Cocktails with the Tigers - presentation and meet the keeper

Friday, September 25

8.30 am Registration        

9.00 am

Keynote speaker: Louise Wignall

Time Block One Two Three Four
9.50 am Concurrent D

D1 Go Digi - A national approach to Digital Literacy

Brendan Fitzgerald, Infoxchange


D2 Choice, control and confidence: adults with intellectual disabilities experience literacy successes in a post-school learning environment.

Natasha Johnson, Endeavour Foundation


D3 Playing the Job Game: 5-Steps to Work Readiness

Joanne Ruddy, Tauondi College and Natasha Chisholm, Department for Education and Child Development, SA


D4 Teaching Literacy in a ‘real life’ Vocational setting

Lindy Chan, Pilbara Institute (TAFE), WA


10.35 am Morning tea        
11:00 am

Concurrent E

E1 What learners do as they read words and what this means for teachers

Janet McHardy, Kimberley Training Institute


E3 Social media for professional purposes - it's NOT just about what you had for lunch!

Jo Hart, CY O'Connor Institute, WA


E4 No longer available

E5 Beyond the ACSF: Measuring the whole learning experience

Ali Bell and Anita Planchon, LINC Tasmania


12.35 pm


1.20 pm

WAALC presentation

1.35 pm

Keynote speaker: Gabrielle Kelly
SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre inaugural Director

2:25 pm

Concurrent F

F1 Access Uni - extending pathways to tertiary education

Genevieve Haskett, Flinders University, Student Access Unit; Jane Brzezinski Flinders University; Tori Phillips TAFE SA


F3 From mathematics anxiety to wellbeing: examining the affordances of multimodal numeracies

Keiko Yasukawa, University of Technology Sydney


F4 Curriculum update from the West

Cheryl Wiltshire, Department of Training and Workforce Development, WA


F5 Getting More Bang for Your Buck with the ACSF

Anita Planchon, Manager of Literacy Services, LINC Tasmania


3:15 pm
4.05pm Conference close

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