Conference presentations (more to come!)

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See the full program outline, session details and speaker biographies (PDF 650KB) here before you start to download.

Radio interviews

Tony Ryan, Producer/Presenter at Learning Works, a weekly radio program broadcast in Adelaide on PBA FM 89.7, recorded some interviews with conference presenters and participants.


Dave Baker (Keynote)



Di Sansom (Participant)

WELL program, Fitzroy Crossing (WA)


Geoff Pearson (Presenter)

WELL Program – The Grammar Disk – Pah


Liz Hughes (Presenter)

Working in Northam WA with people with disabilities


Philip Nichols (Presenter)

Using SMS with newly arrived students


Students from UTS Sydney (Participants)

Improving adult literacy in indigenous communities


Hazel Davidson (Presenter)

The Bilingual Everyday Australian English Picture Dictionary.


Michelle Eady (Presenter)

Literacy - Working with First Nation Peoples.


Dr Peter Waterhouse


Literacy - The Strength In Us All

Our thanks to those presenters who have made their material available. We will add material here as it is provided.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Keynote Presentation:

Keynote Presentation: The Strengths in Us All (PDF 500KB)

Dr Peter Waterhouse Managing Director, Workplace Learning Initiatives


Concurrent sessions

1B Creating Community Through Public Speaking

Rob McCormack Victoria University

00. Introduction_to_Epideictic_Rhetoric (PDF 15KB)

01. OP_Shops (PDF 10KB)

02. Example_of_Student_speech2 (PDF 25KB)

03. Student_Slogans_tricolons (PDF 20KB)


05. MODEL (PDF 15KB)


07. Introduction (PDF 25KB)

08. Adding_Doubles (PDF 20KB)

09. Adding_Transitions (PDF 30KB)

10. Lists (PDF 25KB)

11. Metaphor_Simile (PDF 55KB)

12. Epideictic_Rhetoric (PDF120KB)


1C Equity, Justice and Human Rights in Australia for Adult English Learners (PDF 2.2MB)

Jennifer Davis, Lilliana Hajncl, AMES Maggie Power Australian Human Rights Commission


1D The Strength of Family Literacy – A View from South Africa (PF 1MB)

Snoeks Desmond

Keynote Presentation:

What counts, who counts: developing understandings of numeracy teaching from international experiences (PDF 200KB)

Dave Baker, London Institute of Education


3A A Quick Test of Literacy? (PDF 100KB)

Mark Butler, Australian Council for Educational Research


3C Using bilingual, bicultural expertise to reduce inequity and build literacy skills in refugee communities (PDF 150KB)

Hazel Davidson, TAFE English Language and Literacy Services (TELLS), Brisbane


3D From a local to international client base, what changes are needed to better meet these adult students’ learning needs? (PowerPoint 1.4MB)

Erica Daymond, Canning College


3G SMS – Student motivation system (PDF 500KB)

Philip Nichols, AMES Swan TAFE


4C Not weighing the pig – feeding him: USIQ, a new course to provide extra help where it is most needed. (PDF 30KB)

Margaret McHugh, Senior Literacy Officer, WA Department of Education and, Training


4D Critical Mathematics for Critical Times (PowerPoint 900KB)

Dr. Keiko Yasukawa, University of Technology Sydney


4E Embedding Literacy and Numeracy into Industry Training in New Zealand (PowerPoint 1.5 MB)

Nicole Murray, Industry Training Federation & Sylvia Heywood, ETITO, New Zealand


4F Working in the policy environment with accredited LLN curriculum: meeting learner needs (PDF 850KB)

Nadia Casarotto & Liz Davidson, Victoria University


5C Team Teaching: The pros and cons and the ups and downs – our personal experience. (PDF 380KB)

Robyn McKenzie & Tracy Grimmer, Chisholm Institute


5E The Literacy & Numeracy Requirements of Entry Level Supermarket Work (PDF 500KB)

Kim Hastwell, Auckland University of Technology


5G Using JING Videos to Assist in Teaching and Learning (PDF 1.7MB)

Accompanying notes (PDF 70KB)

Libby Rowsell & Julia Kearton, Swinburne University of Technology - TAFE


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Concurrent sessions


6A Drawing on ideas of strength based learning: what’s old, what’s new?


Patricia Konigsberg's presentation (PowerPoint 500KB)

Beth Marr's presentation (PowerPoint 1MB)


6B Perspectives on literacy needs and technology approaches in indigenous communities (PowerPoint 5.7MB)

Michelle Eady, University of Wollongong


6E Mi Life Mi Future (PDF 100KB)

Movie (wmv file 4.3MB)

Barbara Van Leest Goulburn Ovens, Institute of TAFE


6F Social practice, ethnography and numeracies: raising teachers’ awareness of learners’ needs. Ways of enabling (PDF 180KB)

Dave Baker, London Institute of Education


7G Exploring reading in an African language (PDF 700KB)

Session notes (PDF 60KB)

Sandra Land University of KZN, South Africa


8A Addressing the LLN in Vocational Training: Core Skills Support in Regional, Remote and Rural Areas

Skilling staff in LLN delivery in remote and regional locations (PDF 260KB)

Model of LLN Support to Engineering Students – Barossa Valley Campus (PDF 550KB)

LLN in Vocational Training Providing Core Skills support in remote and rural areas (PDF850KB)

Deby Wilkes and Penny Skewes, TAFE SA


8C From Local Village to Global Village: developing skills and broadening horizons for refugees from Burma in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy classroom (PDF 1.6MB)

Mandy Homewood, Swinburne, University of Technology (TAFE)


8E Partnerships, Practitioners and Passion Explored (PDF 650KB)

STEPS Mobile Family Literacy Interagency Partnerships (Video 5.7MB)

Leonie Francis & Ros Bauer, TAFE NSW Riverina Institute


8F Neuroplasticity, Puzzles and Literacy (PDF 220KB)

Claire Anderson, Central West TAFE (Carnarvon Campus), WA


9C Investigating agency in the teaching of very low-literate adult ESL learners in Western Sydney: A case study (PDF 300KB)

Sue Ollerhead, Macquarie University


9F Professional Play with a PDA (PDF 1.7MB)

Megan Colley & Anne Willox, Swan TAFE, WA

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