Program at a glance

Subject to change without notice

Thursday, September 13

Welcome 8.30am

Keynote: Aunty Pam Pedersen, Yorta Yorta woman and an Elder of the Victorian Aboriginal community

Session A Thursday Morning 60 minutes

A1 Trauma informed approach to assist the learning process Emma McCarthy, Emma McCarthy Consulting and Karen Dymke, Thoughtful Works

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

Morning tea
Session B Thursday Morning 60 minutes

B1 Slot the client in Jen Zhao, TAFESA

B2 A new resource for EAL teachers of beginner level adults Margaret Corrigan and Elizabeth Keenan, Carringbush Adult Education

B3 Analysing and assessing spelling using spelling knowledges Jan Hagston and Lee Kindler, Multifangled

B4 WIIFM? A student perspective Marianne Slade, STEPS Group Australia

Session C Thursday Morning 60 minutes

C1 Paulo Freire: Does he matter? Is he still relevant? Rob McCormack

C2 Plumbing for Numeracy Debbie Sperandio and Astrid Donadio, Chisholm TAFE

C3 Pina Pina Jarrinjaku Ros Bauer, Ros Bauer Adult Literacy Services and Barbara Napanangka Martin – Napanangka, Yuendumu School, Enid Nangala Gallagher and Sunaina Pinto, Pina Pina Jarrinjaku

C4 What to do with creativity when I’m teaching, or is that a contradiction in term … Lindee Conway and Liz Gunn, Melbourne Polytechnic


Keynote: Dr. Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker, Professor in the Faculty of Education at Brock University, Canada

Afternoon tea
Session D Thursday Afternoon 30 minutes

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

Session E Thursday Afternoon 30 minutes

E1 Identifying Numerate Behaviour in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in Every … Lorraine Gaunt, Dr Jana Visnovska and Assoc. Prof Karen Moni, University of Queensland

E2 We need an award for everything we do! Kathrin Colgan, Chisholm Institute

E3 Harnessing the strength in learner diversity to collaborate in authentic context … Joyce Sim and Heidi Viviani, Swinburne University of Technology

E4 Delivering LLN globally Dr Chris Ho, Box Hill Institute

4:30-5:30pm Conference Chat and Chill

Friday, Sept 14

Welcome 8.30am

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

Session F Friday Morning 60 minutes

F1 Making Literacy Stick – providing students with opportunities and practice to ap … Bob Boughton, University of New England and Deborah Durnan, Literacy for Life Foundation

F2 Keynote followup
Dr. Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker, Professor in the Faculty of Education at Brock University, Canada

F3 The Language of Character – What is “right” with you? Judy Hilton, TAFE SA

F4 Country, Community, Culture – Engaging students in Remote Australia Tegan Mossop, North Regional TAFE and Amber McCarthy and Raylene (Emily) Lenmardi, Ngurrara Rangers from the Great Sandy Desert.

Morning tea
Session G Friday Morning 60 minutes

G1 Prioritising people: From skills to wellbeing outcomes Judy Hunter and Jane Furness, WMIER, University of Waikato, and  Katrina Taupo and Bronwyn Yates, Literacy Aotearoa

G2 Negotiating Policy-Renegotiating Practice: Understanding LLN Teachers’ Professio … Julianne Krusche, Federation University Australia

G3 Demonstrating some personal resilience in the face of …..(3.01).
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Philippa McLean, Escalier McLean Consulting and Anne Howard, Victoria University

G4 Between the Lines – seeing invisible trauma: teaching and learning Linno Rhodes, Olympic Adult Education

Session H Friday Morning 60 minutes

H1 A literacy perspective on the gig economy Dr Chris Corbel and Professor Lesley Farrell, University of Melbourne

H2 Keynote followup: Learning in the Aftermath of Violence: Getting Practical Dr. Jenny Horsman Community-based researcher and educator, Canada

H3 How volunteers are improving literacy and numeracy for current and future genera … Kerrie Blyth, LINC Tasmania

H4 Professionalising our Practice
Karen Dymke, Thoughtfulworks


Keynote: Arch Nelson Address: Lynne Matheson, VALBEC

Session J Friday Afternoon 60 minutes

J1 Embedded research informing policy and practice in foundation level workplace tr … Anne Alkema, Industry Training Federation

J2 The Mega Multi Class Ruth Ryan and Tanja Cuka, Chisholm Institute

J3 Feminist Pedagogy in 21st Century VET Helaine Costello and Janette Riggs, TAFE SA

J4 Engagement for better learning, retention and pathways: how we can best assist o … Julie Randolph-Davis, TAFE Queensland (TELLS)

Conference Close – concludes about 4.30pm

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