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Pre-conference. September 12, 2018


Working together to improve literacy: Reading Writing Hotline and Libraries

Vanessa Iles, Reading Writing Hotline

Thursday, September 13 2018


Conference welcome

Jo Medlin, ACAL Co-president

A2 Learning in Indigenous communities – ‘the pathway of greatest acceptance’

Rovel Shackleford, Chisholm Institute

A3 Teaching to Speak – Classroom Action Research in Pronunciation Teaching

Laura Chapman, Carringbush Adult Education

A4 Training packages reformed

Tina Berghella, Oggi Consulting

B1 Slot the client in

Jen Zhao, TAFESA

B3 Analysing and assessing spelling using spelling knowledges

Jan Hagston and Lee Kindler, Multifangled

B4 WIIFM? A student perspective

Marianne Slade, STEPS Group Australia

C4 What to do with creativity when I’m teaching, or is that a contradiction in terms?

Lindee Conway and Liz Gunn, Melbourne Polytechnic

D1 CGEA and EAL Framework: what has changed?

Nadia Casarotto and Cheryl Bartolo, Curriculum Maintenance Managers, Victoria University

D2 From heutagogy to meigmagogy

Leigh Dwyer, Melbourne Polytechnic

D3 Using resources outside the classroom to help students learn

Svitlana Harasymiv, Olympic Adult Education

D4 FSKNUM2018 – Use detailed maps to plan travel routes for LN

Joanne Medlin, ACAL

E1 Identifying Numerate Behaviour in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in Everyday Contexts

Lorraine Gaunt, University of Queensland

E3 Harnessing the strength in learner diversity to collaborate in authentic contexts

Joyce Sim and Heidi Viviani, Swinburne University of Technology

E4 Delivering LLN globally

Dr Chris Ho, Box Hill Institute

Friday, September 14, 2018


Keynote: Bad, Wrong, Stupid, Don’t Belong: Shifting Perspectives

Dr. Jenny Horsman, Community-based researcher and educator, Canada

F1 Making Literacy Stick – providing students with opportunities and practice to apply their newly acquired literacy skills.

Bob Boughton, University of New England and Deborah Durnan, Literacy for Life Foundation

F3 The Language of Character – What is right with you?

Judy Hilton TAFESA

F4 Spelling knowledges: taking a strategic approach

Jan Hagston and Lee Kindler, Multifangled

G1 Prioritising people: From skills to wellbeing outcomes

Judy Hunter and Jane Furness, WMIER, University of Waikato and Bronwyn Yates, Literacy Aotearoa

H1 A literacy perspective on the gig economy

Chris Corbel, University of Melbourne

H3 How volunteers are improving literacy and numeracy for current and future generations in Tasmania

Kerrie Blyth, LINC Tasmania

H4 Professionalising our Practice

Karen Dymke, Thoughtfulworks

J1 Embedded research informing policy and practice in foundation level workplace training programmes

Anne Alkema, Industry Training Federation

J4 Engagement for better learning, retention and pathways: how we can best assist our students

Julie Randolph-Davis, TAFE Queensland (TELLS)

Conference sponsors, supporters and exhibitors

Adult. Community and Further Education


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Parliament of Victoria