LERN CONFERENCE PAPERS
Araluen Arts Centre Alice Springs, Northern Territory,
1-4 October 1997
Multiliteracies for the
Coming Century: The Missing Agenda on Media Literacy In Malaysia
Dr Shanthi Balraj-Amnbigapathy, Chairperson, Radio and Television
Program, School of Communication, University Sains Malaysia,
Multiple Literacies, Play and
Diversity in Early Childhood. Is it Possible?
Leonie Arthur and Criss Jones Diaz, Lecturers, Early Childhood
Education, Faculty of Education, University of Western Sydney.
Exploring Interpersonal Communication
Skills in the Classroom
Mona El-Ayoubi, Associate Professor Isaac Brown and Ahmat
Garling, Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies,
Northern Territory University.
The Social Contexts of Learning:
Re-reading the Wheel
Dr James Bell and Jane Pearce
School of Education, Murdoch University, WA.
First Year at University: 'Now
you are at University, you'd Better Know How to Learn'
Dr Jennie Bickmore-Brand, Director of the Adult Literacy Network
Node in WA, Curtin University of Technology.
Indigenous Dimensions in
Australian Higher Education
Assoc. Professor Eleanor Bourke and Alwin Chong
Aboriginal Research Institute, Faculty of Aboriginal and Islander
Studies, University of South Australia.
Recognising the Prior Learning
of Unschooled Adults: Literacy Challenges for South Africa's
Proposed New National Qualifications Framework
Mignonne Breier, Senior Researcher, Education Policy University
of the Western Cape, South Africa.
Immigration and Schooling
in the 1990s
Professor Desmond Cahill , Professor of Intercultural Studies,
Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services, RMIT,
Bundoora Campus, Victoria.
Dr Ian Fry , Lecturer in TESOL, Faculty of Education, Language
and Community Services, RMIT, Bundoora Campus, Victoria.
Baltic Region Knowledge: An
Interdisciplinary High School Course for Swedish and Russian
Johan Cedergren, Teacher, Rodengymnasium Upper Secondary School,
Patterns and Characteristics
of the Young Committed Reader in a Multilingual and Multicultural
Dr Gitu Chakravarthy, School of Humanities, University Sains
Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
Multiliteracies and the Teaching
of English: Implications for Theory and Practice
Dr Urszula Clark, Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and
Social Sciences, University of Wolverampton, England.
Racism, Reconstructed Multiculturalism
And Antiracist Education
Mike Cole, University of Brighton.
Critical Skills Learning
in Aboriginal Community Education Contexts
Melissa Coles, Community Education Program, IAD
Ms Minnie Sultan and Ms Sybella Turner, Languages in Schools
Some Dilemmas of Literacy Teaching
in a Cross Cultural Context
Michelle Collins, Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Participation, Research and Development, James Cook
Vocational Education and Training
and Ethnic Small Business
Associate Professor Jock Collins, School of Economics and
Finance, University of Technology, Sydney,
Dr Chengalian Sim and Basundhara Dhungel, Multicultural Education
Unit, NSW TAFE.
Working Effectively Online -
A Text-based Approach to Developing Online Literacy
Chris Corbel, Manager, Computer Literacy Centre, AMES Victoria.
Wanyaarri - Indigenous Australia
in the ESL Classroom
Susan Cornish, Program Support and Development Services, NSW
Adult Migrant English Service.
Aboriginal Literacy and Multimedia
David Dickson, Language Australia, Victoria Office.
Learning and Information Technologies:
The Internet, Multimedia and Learning to Access Information
Elizabeth Dieter, Consultant, Association of Independent Schools
Intelyape-lyape Akalyte Project
Veronica Dobson and Rosalie Riley, Program Support and Development
Services, NSW Adult Migrant English Service.
Practical Application and Use
of Computer 'Games' so Often Dismissed by Educators as a 'Waste
Beverly Driver, Literacy and Numeracy Teacher in Charge, Adult
Basic Education, TAFE, Broken Hill, NSW
Annette Duffy, Guardian Angels Catholic Primary School, Ashmore
Literary Research in an Aboriginal
Community: What Can it Tell Us Teachers?
Myra Joan Dunn, University of New England, PhD Student, Honorary
Fellow, Teacher, Dept of School Education, NSW.
Developing and Maintaining Asia
Literacy in Schools: The Work of the Asia Education Foundation
Julie Dyer, Asia Education Foundation, State Advisor Victoria.
Kay Mitchell, Asia in Schools Project Officer, Asia Education
Foundation Advisor, Northern Territory.
Studies of Society and Environment:
What Should Everyone be Learning? What the Northern Territory
is Doing in the Compulsory Years T-10
Louise Finch, Principal Education Officer, Social Education,
Curriculum Branch, NTDE, Darwin.
Reframing institutional meetings
in the cross cultural context
Dawn Francis, School of Education, James Cook University of
Koorie's Keys to Life
Richard Fry, Korrie Education Development Officer, Wathaurong
Aboriginal Co-op, North Geelong.
Larry Kanoa, Korrie Education Development Officer, Ballarat Aboriginal
Leanne Reynolds, Senior Project Officer, Early Years of Schooling
Branch, Department of Education, Melbourne.
Glenda Strong, Acting Assistant General Manager. Department of
Jane Weston, Acting Manager, Korrie Education Development Unit,
Case Study: The Hunter
Connection - Getting Ethnic Communities Online
Steve Georgopoulos, Hunter Institute of Technology, TAFE.
Is There Equity in the Outcome?
Some NESB and Rural VET Experiences
Barry Golding, Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Higher
Education, University of Melbourne.
Veronica Volkoff, RMIT.
Aboriginal Perspectives of
South Australian History
Ms Veena Gollan. Aboriginal Education Worker
Mrs Sue Sifa, Secondary Curriculum Consultant
Isn't it Time We Assessed Assessment?
Clare Grant, Education Advisor, Low Incidence Support Centre,
Learning Difficulties Services, Education Queensland.
Literacy In Use - Or Is It? The
Transition From Primary To Secondary School
Pam Green, RMIT University, Melbourne Australia
Observations on Student
Receptiveness Towards an Indigenous Teaching Style and World
View Perspective in the Classroom
Dr Stephen Greymorning, College of Indigenous Australian Peoples,
Southern Cross University Lismore, NSW.
Claiming and Reclaiming an
Education: The Experiences of Multilingual School Students in
Transition from Primary to Secondary Schools
Professor Bernard T. Harrison, Dean, Faculty of Education,
Edith Cowan University, WA
Dr. Janet Collins, CLAC, School of Education, Open University,
Milton Keynes, UK.
Enhancing Intercultural Communication
Skills Among Local and Overseas Students in a Tertiary Setting:
Some New Directions
Susan Hellmundt, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong,
An Arts Approach to Indigenous
Studies in ESL.
Robyn Heras, Principal, Bankstown AMES (Adult Migrant English
Where are all the Aboriginal
Home Pages? The Current Indigenous Australian Prescence on the
John Hobson, Koori Centre, Old Teachers College, University
Text and Context: Learning How
to Mean and What to Mean in Email Tutorials and Brief Encounters
with Netscape in Preservice Teacher Edcuation
Dr Merles Illes, Department of Education, James Cook University,
Intelyape-lyape Akalty Project
: Two Way Learning - The Yipirinya School Model
Rhonda Inkamala , Head of Literacy and Culture Centre, Western
Tim Trindle, ESL Teacher, Central Arrernte.
Multicultural Music Learning
Dr Basil Jayatilika, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia.
The Northern Territory Department
of Education's Cross-cultural Awareness Training Program.
Leonie Jones, Senior Project Officer Cross-Cultural, HRD Ludmilla,
Northern Territory Department of Education
Ms Ruth Rawnsley, Project Officer Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Educators Support Unit, NTDE.
Another Chance! The Application
of Vygotsky's Theories of Language and Learning to Low-Literate
Adolescents' Acquisition of Literacy.
Marilyn Kell, Learning Support Teacher, William Ross State
High School Townsville QLD
Teaching and the New Inequalities
of the Workplace.
Dr Peter Kell, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Interdisciplinary
Studies, James Cook University of North Queensland.
Mapping Teachers' Work, Charting
Dr Peter Kell, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Interdisciplinary
Studies, James Cook University of North Queensland.
Models for Delivery of ESP Courses
Jan Kennedy, Senior Education officer, TAFE Multicultural
Education Unit, Ashfield, NSW.
Cross-cultural Training Strategies.
Charles Khoo and Tze Ay Chuah, International Student Services
Consortium, NSW TAFE Clovelly, NSW
- A Multimedia Resource for Adult ESL Learners in an NT Indigenous
Maree Klesch, David Morgan and Ferdi Klesch, Batchelor College,
Orchestrating Embodiment: Things
Outside & Inside The Head.
Dr Karen Knight-Mudie, Senior Lecturer, Expressive Arts Education,
Faculty of Education, University of Southern Queensland.
Children's Literature Review on Humour: The Development of Humour a
nd Incongruity in Young Children and Implications for Learning.
Susan Lee-Walker and Dr Grace Masselos, Faculty of Education,
University of Wollongong.
A Model For Learner-Centred
Assessmet: Cross-cutural Communication for Small Business
Rosemary Livingstone, Chief Education Officer, Educational
Policy and Review Services, TAFE NSW.
New Practices in Familiar Settings
Ken Lountain, Curriculum Officer, Literacy Focus Schools,
Curriculum Services Group, Department of Education and Children's
Services, South Australia
Humanizing Literacy Learning
Dr Kaye Lowe, UWS Nepean.
The Embodiment of Precompetence:
Participation Structures in Early Literacy Lessons
Christine Ludwig, Humanities Unit, Education Queensland Australia.
Learning to Dance on a Moving
Towards an International and
Inclusive University Education
Dr Sue McGinty
Senior Lecturer, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, James
Cook University of North Queensland.
for Education: - Dilemma, Practice and Productivity - "Indiga-nice"
Barry Malezer and Jean Searle, Gumurrii Centre, Mt Gravatt
Campus, Griffith University, Brisbane.
Qualitative Research in Indigenous
Business Enterprises: A Personal Reflection
Gido Mapunda, Phd Student, Institute of Interdisciplinary
Studies, James Cook University.
Qualitative Research in
Indigenous Business Enterprises: A Personal Reflection
Jennifer Martiniello, Faculty of Education, University of
The Development of a Statewide
Schools' Counter-Racism Strategy
Bob Message, Extension Services, School Community Support,
Jane Weston, Koorie Education Development Unit, Melbourne.
Rod Parnell, Curriculum Development & Learning Technologies
Lindy Stirling, Counter-Racism Project, Geography Teachers' Association
The Design of "Discourses" and Discourse Practices
in Educational Programs that Work
Sarah Michaels, The Jacob Hiatt Centre for Urban Education,
Deconstructing Rosy Dock: A
Critical Approach to Teaching Text
Carolyn Millard, Curriculum Officer: English R-12, Department
for Education and Children's Services South Australia.
Secondary Students and Principals'
Aspirations for Youth in Trindidad and Tobago.
Dr Jo Milne-Holme, Faculty of Education, Unversity of Western
Further Education. Rethinking
Judith Miralles and Delia Bradshaw
Adult Educator, Adult, Community and Further Education Board,
The Need for New Information Technologies
in the Society and Environment Learning Area
Dr Wally Moroz, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia
The Literacy/Language Program
of Hornsby Heights Public School
Ann Morrice, Hornsby Heights Public School, NSW.
Blurring the Boundaries: Adult
Literacy, English as a Second Language and the ESL Literacy Learner
Gayle Morris, PhD Candidate, Department of Vocational Education
and Training, University of Melbourne.
Using Information Technology
to Improve Student Learning Outcomes
Silvana Murphy, Curriculum Officer, Teaching and Learning
Team, Department for Education and Children's Services, Adelaide,
The Multiliteracies Project:
South African Teachers Respond
Denise Newfield and Pippa Stein, University of the Witwatersrand,
and Techniques of Power in the Academic Acculturation of International
Dr Peter Ninnes, Learning Development Centre, University of
Indigenising Mainstream - A
Lesson of Learning, an Experience in Values and Broadening Perspectives
for Training Teachers
Maj-Lis O'Rourke and Barry Malezer, Gumurrii Centre, Mt Gravatt
Campus, Griffith University, Brisbane.
The Literacy Scene in Malaysia
Ambigapathy Pandian, Chairperson, English Studies Program
School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Two-Way Bilingual Instruction:
Learning From Peers
Dr Katharine Panfil, Graduate School of TESOL, University
of Canberra, ACT.
Under the Skin: Anti-Racism Professional
Development for Teachers
Maree Parker and Yolanda Tognini, Equity Unit, Education Queensland.
Case Studies of ESOL Students
Using Language Learning Software
T. Pascal-Brown, Senior Lecturer, School of Languages, UNITEC
Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
The Role of Flexible Delivery
in Supporting Educational Transformation in South Africa
Jane Perry and Veronica Volkoff, Faculty of Education, Language
and Community Services Department of Industry, Professional and
Adult Education, RMIT.
"If Anyone Called Me a
Wog, They Wouldn't be Speaking to Me Alone": Protest Masculinity
and Lebanese Youth in Western Sydney Schools.
Scott Poynting. Faculty of Education, University of Western
Greg Noble, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University
of Western Sydney, NSW.
Paul Tabar, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,University of
Western Sydney, NSW.
Multiliteracies, Media Education
and Change: Some Thoughts on Appropriate Teacher Education Curricula
for South African Educators
Jeanne Prinsloo, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa.
Literacy as Cross-cultural
Communication in Colonial and Contemporary South African Contexts
Mastin Prinsloo, Department of Adult Education and Extra-Mural
Studies, University of Capetown, South Africa.
The Impact of Word Processing
on Student Attitudes and L2 Literacy
Hajar Bt. Abdul Rahim, School of Humanities, University of
The Teaching of National Language
(Malay Language) to Multiracial Secondary School Student Through
the Experiential - Appreciation Approach
Dr Ishak Ramly
Lecturer, School of Education, University Science Malaysia, Penang,
Towards a Theory of Negotiating
Difference in Indigenous Teacher Education
Carol Reid, Lecturer, Academic Coordinator, Aboriginal Rural
Education Program, Faculty of Education, UWS, Macarthur.
Professional Development Resources
for Anti-Racist Teaching
David Richards, Senior Education Officer (Educational Resources
and Training), TAFE NSW Multicultural Education Unit
The Silent Medium: The Importance
of Non-verbal Communication in Intercultural Communication and
How to Address this in the Classroom
Christine Riddell, Senior Lecturer, Department of Education,
Victoria University of Technology.
Liberating Adult Education
and Competency Based Curriculum - The Proposed Paradigm and Praxis
at the Alice Springs Clubhouse (Mental Health Rehabilitation
Community Project) - Consumer Driven Dream or Bureaucratic Nightmare?
Michael Robertson, Volunteer Curriculum Writer, Alice Springs
Koorie Open Door Education
Mark Rose, Principal, KODE Campus, Glenroy, VIC.
Aboriginal Students Can Succeed
at Secondary School
Di Russell, Pipalyatjara Anagu School 26S 129E, Farthest NorthWest
in South Australia
The ESL Curriculum Project: Planning
for English Language Learning in Schools in Victoria.
Janet Saker, Senior Project Officer, ESL Section, LOTE, ESL
and Multicultural Education Branch Schools Program Division,
Department of Education Melbourne, VIC.
One Step Ahead: Aboriginal Perpectives
in Management Education
Evelyn Schaber, Coordinator Management Training Program, Institute
for Aboriginal Development.
How Can University Structuring,
Moves to Flexible Learning and a Customer Service Focus be Used
to Trigger More Student-Centred Approaches to Learning?
Michele Scoufis, Lecturer, Department of Employment Relations,
UWS, Nepean, NSW
Teaching Literacy Through Technology
Tina Sharpe, Consultant, The Association of Independent Schools
of NSW Ltd.
Anneke Silver, Senior Lecturer Art and Design, Vincent Campus,
James Cook University of Northern Queensland.
Mapping Multiculturalism in the
Dr Chenglian Sim, TAFE Multicultural Education Unit, NSW TAFE.
Chandrima Mukerjee, Multicultural Education Coordinator, Sydney
Institute of Technology.
Beatrice Stotz, Multicultural Education Coordinator, North Sydney
Institute of TAFE.
The ESL Teacher and Information
Graham Taylor, Curriculum Officer, ESL Policy Support, Curriculum
Services, Department of Education and Children's Services, South
Ways of Investigating Variables
which Affect Student Learning
Debra Tedman and Bronwyn Ellis, University of South Australia
Does This Mean Some White Teacher's
Gunna Teach My Kids Culture?
Didamain Uibo and Jane Anezark, Senior Education Officers,
Australain Indigenous Studies T-12, Board Services Division,
NT Board of Studies.
A Multimedia Record of a Multilingual/Multicultural
Rob Walker, Centre for Education and Change, Deakin University,
Writing with Many Voices: Teaching
an Understanding of Audience
Chris Weckert, Faculty of Education, The University of Newcastle,
Literacy as Social and Cultural
Practices - Implications for Teaching and Assessment
Betty Weeks, Curriculum Officer - Early Years, Department
for Education and Children's Services, SA .
Articulating the Dimensions of
an Aboriginal Research Paradigm
Professor Errol West, College of Indigenous Australian Peoples,
Southern Cross University Lismore, NSW
The Australian National Literacy
Benchmarks. What are they? Who are they for? What do they Look
Carolyn White, Co-writer of National Literacy Benchmarks,
Curriculum Corporation. DECS Curriculum Services, Adelaide, SA.
and Letting Go the Reins: Language and Broadcasting Unplugged
Ely White and Jenny Brands, Batchelor College in the Northern
Creating a Culture of Respect.
A New Zealnd state secondary school's journey
Carol White, Co-Principal, Selwyn College, Auckland, New Zealand
Susan Gray, Senior Lecturer in TESSOL, Auckland College of Education,
Auckland, New Zealand
The Need for Cultural Diversity
Training (CDT) for Newly Arrived Migrants Within the Context
of the ESL Classroom.
Susi Woolf and Charmaine Silove, Institute of Language, University
Multiliteracies in Melanesia -
Opening Enclosed Borders
Diane Wroge, Literacy Liaison Coordinator for the Summer Institute
of Linguistics in Papua New Guinea.
Bringer's of Light? Constructions
of English Literacy in Aboriginal Education
Metta Young, Lecturer, Management Training Program, Institute
for Aboriginal Development.