Conference Program

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Welcome function

6.00pm Thursday 1 October Poolside, Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle

Day One: Friday, 2 October 2009

Registration Tea & Coffee

Plenary Session 1 • Opening Address

Keynote Presentation: The Strengths in Us All:

Dr Peter Waterhouse, Managing Director, Workplace Learning Initiatives

Morning Tea

BLOCK ONE • Concurrent Sessions 1

1A Panel: National Policy; implications for adult literacy numeracy and language learning

1B Creating Community through public speaking:

Rob McCormack, Victoria University

1C Equity, Justice and human rights in Australia for adult English learners:

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

1D The Strength of family literacy - A view from South Africa:

Snoeks Desmond, Early childhood development

1E Workplace Literacy & Numeracy - A case study of implementation:

Lois Moran & Chris Fryer, Tranzqual ITO

1F Whatever happened to adult basic education? Teacher reflections in TAFE NSW:

Stephen Black, Centre for Learning in Research and Change

1G Building on our strengths...getting started with e-learning design.

Debbie Soccio, e-Works

2E Building on our strengths....Sharing ways that work. Successful partnerships in Community Services and Health organizations over a period of 10 years; where LLN support has been provided for over 2000 participants to achieve national qualifications.

Susanne Hunter & Raylee Allin, TAFENSW-Hunter Institute

2F Small steps; achieving positive literacy outcomes in a remote community.

Derek McPadden, Laisa Whippy, Lorraine Sushames, & Roger Thompson, Charles Darwin University


Plenary Session 2

Keynote Presentation: What counts, who counts: developing understandings of numeracy teaching from international experiences.

Dave Baker, Reader in Adult Numeracy and Post 16 Mathematics, London Institute of Education

BLOCK TWO • Concurrent Sessions 3

3A A Quick Test of Literacy?

Mark Butler, ACER


Skilling Indigenous Australia: Effective numeracy learning for employment by regional and remote Indigenous students in vocational education and training courses.

Mark McCarthy and Dr Bronwyn Ewing, Indigenous Lead Centre, Tropical North QLD TAFE

3C Using bilingual, bicultural expertise to reduce inequity and build literacy skills in refugee communities: TELLS generic bilingual picture dictionary project.

Hazel Davidson, TELLS

3D From a local to international client base. What changes are needed to better meet these student's needs.

Erica Daymond, Canning College (DET adult college in WA)

3E Strengthening the link between thematic assessment and curriculum.

Pauline Morrow & Lidia Interlandi, Kangan Batman TAFE

3F Reading the fine print. A focus on literacy practises that record identity, memories, knowledge and history.

Lynne Matheson & Beverley Campbell, Victorian Adult Literacy & Basic Education Council (VALBEC)

3G SMS - Student Motivation System: group text messaging to ESL students

Philip Nichols, AMES Swan TAFE

Afternoon Tea

BLOCK THREE • Concurrent Sessions

4A Panel: Literacy equity justice and human rights

4B Two Way Literacy and Learning: Principles, Practices and Opportunities.

Patricia Konigsberg, Glenys Collard and Cheryl Wiltshire, Department of Education and Training

4C "It's my thinking": Exploring critical literacy with low level ESOL students.

Rosemary Harison, AUT University

4D Critical Mathematics for Critical Times.

Keiko Yasukawa, University of Technology Sydney

4E Embedding literacy and numeracy into industry training in New Zealand.

Nicole Murray, Industry Training Federation & Sylvia Heywood, ETITO

4F Working in the policy environment with accredited LLN curriculum: meeting learner needs.

Nadia Casarotto & Liz Davidson, Victoria University

4G I can't come to class! The role of technology in enhancing participation for Aboriginal English learners.

Alison Reedy, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

5C Team teaching. The pros and cons, the ups and downs - our personal experience.

Robyn McKenzie & Tracy Grimmer, Chisholm Institute

5E The literacy and numeracy requirements and demands of entry level supermarket work.

Kim Hastwell, Auckland University of Technology

5G Using JING videos to assist in teaching and learning.

Libby Rowsell & Julia Kearton, Swinburne TAFE

ACAL Annual General Meeting

Conference Dinner • Victoria Hall, 179 High Street, Fremantle

Day Two: Saturday, 3 October 2009


Plenary Session 3

Keynote Presentation: Beyond Schooling: Towards a more adult LLN curriculum.

Dr Rob McCormack, Victoria University, Melbourne

Morning Tea

BLOCK FOUR • Concurrent Sessions 6

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

6B MI Life MI Future (Literacy, equity, Justice and human rights).

Barbara Van Leest, Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE Vic

6C Grammar? Pah!

Geoff Pearson, Agenda Communication Pty Ltd

6D "Kangaroos, caves and spirits in the air" Factors in cross-dialectal text comprehension by Aboriginal-English speaking students.

Farzad Sharifian, School of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistic, Monash University; Glenys Collard, Adriano Truscott and Patricia Konigsberg

6E Not weighing the pig– feeding him: USIQ, a new course to provide extra help where it is most needed.

Margaret McHugh, WA Department of Education and Training

6F Social practice, ethnography and numeracies: raising teachers' awareness of learners' needs: ways of teachers to be more culturally, economically and socially sensitive to the needs of learners.

Dave Baker, London Institute of Education

6G Shaped for success. Identity, position and workplace mentoring.

Christine Holland, Work and Education Research and Development Services

7B Investigating agency in the teaching of very low-literate adult ESL learners in western Sydney: A case study.

Sue Ollerhead, Macquarie University

7G Exploring reading in an African language. Or: From strength comes forth sweetness - what was that thing about the lion and the honey?

Sandra Land, Centre for Adult Education, University of KZN, South Africa


BLOCK FIVE • Concurrent sessions

8A Addressing the LLN in vocational training - core skills in regional, remote and rural areas.

Deby Wilkes, TAFE SA

8B ...But they're expecting a plasterer to teach maths.

Grant Cole & Lisa James, Manukau Institute of Technology

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

Mandy Homewood, Swinburne University of Technology (TAFE)

8D Sharing what works: Swan TAFE and the Swan Friendship Club: Building a Model for Social Inclusion.

Sandra Cotton & Val Shiell, Swan TAFE

8E Partnerships, practitioners and passion explored.

Leonie Francis & Ros Bauer, TAFE NSW Riverina Institute

8F Neuroplasticity, puzzles and literacy.

Claire Anderson, Central West TAFE (Carnarvon Campus)

8G Painfree percentages and other ‘in the head’ numeracy strategies

Beth Marr, Private consultant, Victoria

9C From the Strength of a customised programme to the Strength of the learner outcomes.

Linda Sturgess & Gillen Smiler, Literacy Training Limited

9D Managing the multicultural classroom.

Denise Shearer & Mary Walsh, TAFE Central

9F Professional play with a PDA.

Megan Colley & Anne Willox, Swan TAFE

Afternoon Tea

Plenary P4 The Way Ahead - feedback from panels


Conference Conclusion


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