RMIT University

Melbourne, Australia
5-9 July 2000


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Mr Abdul Razak Ahmad, Dr Muhammad Hussin, Assoc. Prof. Dr Zalizan Mohd. Jelas, Dr Noriah Mohd Ishak and Dr Norzaini Azman, Faculty of Education, National University of Malaysia
The Effectiveness of The Menara Gading Project on Students, Study Strategies and Self Concept. (45 min. paper) Room 3, 12.15-1.00 Thursday

Mandi Axmann, Instructional Designer, Technikon Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Corporate Partnerships in Education: A South African Story. (45 min. paper) Room 1, 10.45-11.30 Thursday

Dr Norzaini Azman, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
Self-Directed Learning Readiness (SDLR) and Academic Performance (45 min. paper) Room 2, 11.30-12.15 Thursday

Dr Nigel Bagnall, Faculty of Education, University of Sydney, Australia
Many Voices, One Tongue: The Role of Language in Australian Schools (45 min. paper) Room 2, 11.30-12.15 Friday

Assoc. Prof. Kamariah Abu Bakar and Dr Rohani Ahmad Tarmizi, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Effective Strategy To Enhance the Teaching of Statistics (45 min paper) Room 2, 11.30-12.15 Saturday

Michael J. Boulton, Council of Adult Education, Victoria, Australia
Learning to Communicate in ESL and General Education Classes (90 min. workshop) Room 6, 2.00-3.30 Thursday

Sally-Anne Bowyer, Special Education Consultant, Emerson School, Melbourne, Australia
Psychological Parenting: The Educator's Role.(45 min paper) Room 4, 12.15-1.00 Saturday

Gerard Broadfoot, Catholic Education Office, Melbourne, Australia
Asia EdNet (90 min. workshop) Room 6, 2.00-3.30 Sunday

Maryann Brown and Assoc. Prof. Dr Helen Hayes, School of Education, University of Ballarat, Australia
Professional Reading Circles: Towards a Collaborative Model for Lifelong Learning (45 min. paper) Room 6, 12.15-1.00 Thursday

Jennifer Bryce, Australian Council for Educational Research, Australia
Personal Skills and Engagement in Learning: A Different Orientation for the Post-Compulsory School Curriculum (45 min. paper) Room 1, 11.30-12.15 Thursday

Rhonda Bücheler, Ian Knowles, Marion Orme and Harold Shepherd, Massey University College of Education, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Helping Children to Think about Text: Using Real Books and Real Challenges to Elicit Deeper Exploration and Understanding (90 min. workshop) Room 5, 10.45-12.15 Sunday

Deanne Bullen, Curriculum Project Officer, Department of Education, Training and Employment, South Australia
In2Literacy (90 min. workshop) Room 8, 2.00-3.30 Sunday

Rosemary Cahill, Project Coordinator, Education Department of Western Australia, Western Australia
Deadly Ways to Learn. (45 min. paper) Room 1, 10.45-11.30 Friday

Prof. Desmond Cahill and Prof. Michael Singh
Developing a New International Studies Program in the Context of Globalisation: the RMIT University Experience in Australia (45 min. paper) Room 1, 2.00-2.45 Thursday

Dr Robert Cantwell, Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Individual Differences in University Students' Evaluations of Teaching. (45 min. paper) Room 1, 12.15-1.00 Friday

Niranjan Casinader, Director of Co-curriculum, Loyola College, Watsonia, Victoria, Australia
Community Problem Solving: Action-based Learning in and Beyond the Classroom (90 min. workshop) Room 9, 10.45-12.15 Thursday

Paul Chantrill and Rebecca Spence , Faculty of Education, Health and Professional Studies, University of New England, NSW Australia
Developing Curricular and Appropriate Learning Strategies for Community Development and Peace Studies (45 min. paper) Room 4, 2.00-2.45 Thursday

Guosheng Chen, Manager, Language And Global Culture Programs, RMIT University
In a Diverse Cultural Context: Chinese-Australian engagement with White Australia Politics (45 min paper) Room 3, 10.45-11.30 Sunday

Jenny S.L. Chung, Lecturer, Department of English, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
Argumentation and Curriculum Implications. (45 min. paper) Room 1, 2.00-2.45 Friday

Jean Clayton, Project Officer, Dept. of Education, Training and Employment, South Australia
ESL in the Mainstream Goes Online: Challenges and Opportunities for Teachers Learning Together through Technology (45 min. workshop) Room 2, 2.00-2.45 Sunday

Anthony Cleary, St Charbel's College, Sydney, Australia
Developing an English Language Program, Years 7-12 (45 min. paper) Room 4, 10.45-11.30 Sunday

Michele Collins, School of Indigenous Australian Studies, James Cook University, Yarrabah Campus, Queensland, Australia
The Baggage One Loses in a Cross-cultural Situation (45 min. paper) Room 5, 12.15-1.00 Thursday

Dr Bill Cope
Presenting CLASSROOM METHODS WORKSHOP - Multiliteracies in the Classroom: An Introduction (90min workshop) Room 7, 10.45-12.15 Saturday

Lynda Cutting, Yarra Valley Grammar School, Victoria, Australia
Individualising the English Program Using Learning Contracts (45 min. paper) Room 2, 2.00-2.45 Thursday

Ken Drury, Sue Bennett and Rob Loielo, Daws Road High School, South Australia
Learning to Learn - School Cultural Change at Daws Road High School (DRHS), South Australia (45 min. paper) Room 5, 10.45-11.30 Friday

Mark Elliott, Australian Catholic University and
Kerry Rush, Catholic Education, Brisbane, Australia
Learning Bursts: Creating Optimal Conditions for Learning (45 min. paper) Room 5, 12.15-1.00 Friday

Assoc. Prof. Habibah Elias, Dr Zaidatol Akmaliah Lope Pihie , Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
Thinking Skills Among Graduate Teachers (45 min. paper) Room 3, 12.15-1.00 Sunday

Bronwyn Ellis and Philip Heffernan, University of South Australia
Whyalla, South Australia
Regional Campus and Global Interchange: Taking off the Monocultural Blinkers (45 min. paper) Room 5, 2.45-3.30 Sunday

Wendy Engliss, Department of Education Training and Employment, Adelaide, South Australia
Essential Learnings for Diverse Futures (45 min. paper) Room 4, 2.00-2.45 Friday

Dr Heather Fehring and Dr Pam Green, RMIT University
Presenting CLASSROOM METHODS WORKSHOP - Multimodal and Multidimensional Assessment Practices for Multiliteracies Classrooms: A Workshop for Year 4 - Year 12 Teachers (90min workshop) Room 9, 2.00-3.30 Thursday

Dr Tony Fetherston, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia
Pedagogical Challenges of the World Wide Web (45 min. paper) Room 1, 2.45-3.30 Friday

Sue Fine of the Department of School and Early Childhood Education, RMIT University
Presenting CLASSROOM METHODS WORKSHOP - Making Maths Fun (90 min workshop) Room 8, 10.45-12.15 Saturday

Gail Finlay, Byron Bay Primary School, NSW, Australia
Matching Texts to Students: Reading Success for all Year 3-6 students (90 min. workshop) Room 6, 10.45-12.15 Thursday

Dr Brian Flaherty. SEE: Does Inclusion Sound Right? SA Hearing Impaired Learner's Struggle for the Protection of Individual Rights. (45 min. paper) Room 3, 2.00-2.45 Sunday

Adele Flood, Dept. School & Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
(Re)presentations of a Life's Events (45 min. paper) Room 1, 10.45-11.30 Saturday

Maria Gindidis, Bilingual Schools Coordinator, DEET, Victoria, Australia
The Place of Multiple Intelligences, Edward deBono, Philosophy, Brain Research and Digital Literacy Practices in LOTE classrooms (45 min. paper) Room 1, 2.00-2.45 Saturday

John Glass, Learning Skills Unit/Department of Access and Preparatory Studies, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Thinking Power-releasing the genius within (90 min. workshop) Room 8, 2.00-3.30 Thursday

Ruth Gledhill and Dale Morgan, Northern Territory Department of Education, Alice Springs, Australia
Risk-Taking: Giving ESL Students an Edge (90 min. workshop) Room 8, 10.45-12.15 Thursday

Clare Grant, Education Queensland, Learning Difficulties Services, Australia
Micro Strategies ...The Little Things that Make a Big Difference for Students Experiencing Difficulties in the Secondary Classroom (90 min. workshop) Room 7, 10.45-12.15 Thursday

Dr Pam Green, RMIT University
Presenting RESEARCH METHODOLOGY WORKSHOP - Case Study Research (90min workshop) Room 9, 2.00-3.30 Thursday

Dr Mike Grenfell, Northern Territory University, Darwin, Australia
Common Units, Common Knowledge? (45 min. paper) Room 4, 2.45-3.30 Friday

Dr David Gurr, Department of Education Policy and Management, Faculty of Education, University of Melbourne
School Principals and Information and Communication Technology (45 min. paper) Room 5, 11.30-12.15 Thursday

Assoc. Prof. Han Jing-Mei, China
Literacy & Cultural Studies in EFL Classrooms in China (45 min. paper) Room 1, 11.30-12.15 Saturday

Lesley Anne Harbon, School of ECE/Primary Education, University of Tasmania, Australia
In Search of Cybercarrots and other Pre-Service Teachers' Experiences of Self-Paced Language Learning Software (45 min. paper) Room 2, 2.45-3.30 Saturday

Minah Harun, Lecturer, School of Languages and Scientific Thinking, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
The Importance of Indigenous Reference Points in Teaching English as a Second Language: A Learner-Centered Interpretation. (45 min. paper) Room 1, 2.45-3.30 Saturday

Assoc. Prof. Gregory Heath, Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services, RMIT University
The Self and Communicative Theory (45 min. paper) Room 2, 10.45-11.30 Sunday

Russell Higgs and Claire Higgs, Warrenbayne Primary School, Victoria, Australia
Raising Children's self Esteem Through Innovative Educational Programs: Using Gardner's Theory of "Multiple Intelligences" in an Integrated Curriculum (90 min workshop) Room 6, 10.45-12.15 Friday

Catherine McKay and Andrew Power, Strathcona School, Canterbury, Victoria, Australia
Learning to Learn with MI (45 min. paper) Room 6, 12.15-1.00 Saturday

Dr Julie Hinde McLeod, Faculty of Education, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Teachers' Working Knowledge: The Value of Lived Experience (45 min. paper) Room 7, 2.00-2.45 Saturday

Nicholas Hodge and Isabel Jones, School of Education, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Partners - A Connection through Body and Voice (90 min. workshop) ) Room 7, 2.00-3.30 Thursday

Kate Hutcheson, School of Accounting, Curtin University of Technology, Perth Western Australia
Integrating Professional Skills Into an Accounting Curriculum: Some Early Feedback from Curtin Business School (45 min. paper) Room 5, 2.00-2.45 Saturday

DDr Charles Hyser, Director of Elementary Education, Augustana College, Illinois, USA
Writing Stories: Paper, Pencil and the Computer in the 21st Century (45 min. paper) Room 1, 12.15-1.00 Thursday

Dr Merle Iles, Department of Language Literacy and Arts Education, University of Melbourne, and
Dr Heather Smigiel, School of Early Childhood and Primary Education, University of Tasmania, Australia
Navigating the World of Meaning: Texts as Pedagogic Landscapes (45 min. paper) Room 4, 10.45-11.30 Thursday

Noriah Mohd. Ishak, Lecturer, Education Faculty, University Kebangsaan Malaysia,
Siti Rahayah Ariffin, Saemah Abd. Rahman, Zuria Mahmood, and Roshadah Abd. Majid
The Use of WISC Intelligence Test among Malaysian Children: A Comparison Study. (45 min. paper) Room 1, 11.30-12.15 Sunday

Dr Robert Jackson, Centre for Disability Research and Development, Edith Cowan University;
Darrell Wills and Daniella Haglich, PLEDG; and
Judy Jackson, Kelmscott Senior High School, Western Australia
We Don't Need to Leave Them Behind: Rapid Improvement of Literacy at High School. (45 min. paper) Room 2, 11.30-12.15 Sunday

Eleni Karantzola, Center for the Greek Language, Athens, Greece and
Vangelis Intzidis, International Center for Education and Research &shy; Foundation << Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses >>
Multiliteracies Pedagogy: In the Service of Privileged or Disadvantaged Students? - Some Greek Evidence (45 min. paper) Room 1, 2.00-2.45 Sunday

Marilyn Kell, Faculty of Education, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Literacy or Illiteracy: The Meanings, the Realities, the Legacies (45 min. paper) Room 4, 12.15-1.00 Thursday

Martin Keogh, Principal, St. Joseph's School, Orbost, Victoria, Australia
Classrooms: Complex Adaptive Systems (45 min. paper) Room 7, 12.15-1.00 Friday

Elaine Guat Lien Khoo, Dr Peter Songan, Dr Roger Harris, Poline Bala, Universiti Malaysia, Sarawak, and
Tingang Trang, Batu Lintang Teacher's Training College, Jalan College, Sarawak, Malaysia
Information Technology Literacy and Usage among Rural Secondary School Teachers A Study in the Kelabit Highlands of Bario, Borneo (45 min. paper) Room 4, 2.00-2.45 Saturday

Chris Knott, Commissioning Editor, Cambridge University Press and
Helen Harman, Melbourne, Australia
Covering the Middle Years Curriculum through Literacy: Using Livewire Megabytes in the Classroom (45 min. workshop) Room 4, 2.45-3.30 Sunday

Bronwyn Knox, Catholic Education Office, Melbourne, Australia
Studies of Asia in Schools: The What, Why and How. (90 min. workshop) Room 5, 2.00-3.30 Saturday

Donal Lenihan, Department of Building & Construction, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
The Professional "Expert's" Education and Training Requirements (45 min. paper) Room 4, 2.45-3.30 Saturday

Carol Lewis-Shaw, Centre for Human Resource Development & Training, Dept. Education Policy and Management, University of Melbourne
Espoused Values and Values in Action: Implications for Negotiating Meaning in the Classroom (45 min. paper) Room 1, 10.45-11.30 Sunday

Assoc. Prof. Shufan Liu, Jilin University of Technology, China
Higher Education during the Transition of Century: Chinese Higher Education, Teaching Reform and Development (45 min. workshop) Room 3, 11.30-12.15 Sunday

Assoc. Prof. Zaidatol Akmaliah Lope Pihie and Assoc. Prof. Habibah Elias Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia
An Evaluation of Pedagogical Content Knowledge among Higher Education Graduate Teachers. (45 min. paper) Room 8, 12.15-1.00 Friday

Assoc. Prof. Zaidatol Lope Pihie and Assoc. Prof. Habibah Elias, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
Instructional Leadership among Malaysian School Principals as Perceived by School Teachers: Implications For Management in Educational Institutions (45 min. paper) Room 3, 2.45-3.30 Sunday

Pam Luizzi, LOTE, ESL and Multicultural Education Branch, Department of Education, Employment and Training, Victoria
Supporting ESL Learners (90 min. workshop) Room 8, 10.45-12.15 Sunday

Rod Maclean, Faculty of Education, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Brokers and Boundary Objects: Identity and Literacy in the Middle Years (45 min. paper) Room 2, 12.15-1.00 Saturday

Gido Mapunda, University of South Australia, Challenges for Indigenous Small Business: Business Education and the Influence of Kinship Relationships on The Establishment of Indigenous Business Enterprises (45 min. paper) Room 3, 11.30-12.15 Friday

Dr Stephen May, Sociology Department, University of Bristol, UK
Reclaiming Minority Languages in the (Post)Modern World; Educating for (Critical) Multilingualism. (45 min. paper) Room 2, 12.15-1.00 Thursday

Dr Helen McGrath, Faculty of Education, Deakin University
Helping Students To Learn Resilience (45 min. paper) Room 2, 10.45-11.30 Thursday

Rosemary McKenry and Geraldine Atkinson, Goulburn Valley Aboriginal Education Consultative Group, Victoria, Australia
'Deadly eh, Cuz!' Teaching Speakers of Koorie English' (90 min. workshop) Room 8, 2.00-3.30 Friday

Marion Meiers, Australian Council for Educational Research, Australia
Improving Literacy Learning in the Middle Years of Schooling (45 min. paper) Room 1, 12.15-1.00 Sunday

Karen Modoo, Robinvale Consolidated School, Australia
The Power of More Than One &shy; Sharing Leadership Around (45 min. paper) Room 2, 2.45-3.30 Sunday

Dr Prisca Moore, Associate Professor, Department of Education, Carthage College, Wisconsin, USA and
Grant Youngquist, Media Consultant (Formerly Media Services Coordinator at Carthage College)
Teaching About and With the World Wide Web: Taking Students with Learning Disabilities into the Next Frontier. (90 min. workshop) ) Room 5, 2.00-3.30 Thursday

Gayle Morris, NMIT Faculty of Further Education, Preston, Victoria, Australia
Ontological Performance: Embodiment, Experience and Literacy Education (45 min. paper) Room 3, 11.30-12.15 Thursday

Dr Ramlee Mustapha, Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Industrialization and Vocational Training in Malaysia: Educators and Employers' Perspectives (45 min. paper) Room 2, 2.45-3.30 Thursday

Assoc. Prof. Shanta Nair-Venugopal, Department of English Language and literature Studies, Faculty of Language Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
The Paradox of Normativity in Workplace Interactions. (45 min. paper) Room3, 12.15-1.00 Friday

David Needham, The Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, England
A Case Study of Case Studies: Producing Real World Learning within the Business Classroom (45 min. paper) Room 4, 11.30-12.15 Sunday

Assoc. Prof. Sharifah Md. Nor and Noraizah Shaharuddin, Faculty of Educational Studies, University Putra Malaysia, Selangor, West Malaysia
Lowest Stream Pupils "What do they Feel about their Learning, School and Teachers?" (45 min. paper) Room 1, 2.45-3.30 Sunday

Berenice Nyland, Lecturer, RMIT, Faculty Education, Languages and Community Services, Victoria, Australia
Literacy, Infants and Context. (45 min. paper) Room 2, 12.15-1.00 Friday

Tony Owens and Gertrud Tissen, Department of School and Early Childhood Education, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Accelerative Learning: Experience, Theory and Application (two 90 min workshops)
Part 1: Room 6, 10.45-12.15 Saturday
Part 2: Room 7, 10.45-12.15 Sunday

Frances Paderno, Small Business Trainer and Educator, RMIT, Faculty of Business, School of Accounting and Law, Victoria, Australia
Business Skills in the Arts. (45 min. paper) Room 2, 2.00-2.45 Friday

Assoc. Prof. Ambigapathy Pandian, and Sachithanantham Tachina Moorthi, School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang
Literacy Behaviour: A Study Among Trainee-teachers in Teacher-training Colleges in Malaysia (45 min. paper) Room 3, 11.30-12.15 Saturday

Graham Parr, Department of Learning and Educational Development, University of Melbourne, Australia
A Culture of Critique?: A Postmodern Look at a Senior English Department of a Secondary School (45 min. paper) Room 3, 2.45-3.30 Saturday

Dr Scott Poynting, University of Western Sydney, Australia
'Lost' between the Kebab Shop and McDonalds? (45 min. paper) Room1, 2.45-3.30 Thursday

Dr Prem Ramburuth, School of International Business, Faculty of Commerce and Economics, University of New South Wales, Australia
Cross Cultural Learning Behaviour: Perceptions versus Practice (45 min. paper) Room 2, 10.45-11.30 Saturday

Jean Rasmussen: Presenting 2 ART IN THE CLASSROOM WORKSHOPS
(1) Children's Art and Writing, Anthony Browne and Surrealism (90min workshop) Room 9, 10.45-12.15 Friday
(2) Picture Storybooks and an Early Art Program (90min workshop) Room 7, 2.00-3.30 Friday

Dr David Rawnsley, Director of Curriculum, St John's Grammar School, Belair, South Australia
A Futures Perspective in the School Curriculum (45 min. paper) Room 4, 11.30-12.15 Friday

Carol Reid, Lecturer, Faculty of Education and Languages, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Negotiating Difference: Indigenous Teacher Education in Australia and Canada. (45 min. paper) Room 2, 2.45-3.30 Friday

Marcella Reiter, Excellence in Learning, Living and Achieving, Melbourne, Australia
Magic 100 Words (90 minute workshop) Room 6, 10.45-12.15 Sunday

Dr Theresa Arceneaux Rheams, Dr Adrienne Bethancourt and Dr Carl Ferguson, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana, USA
Professional and Family Collaboration: Strategies to Facilitate Effective Teamwork in the Interdisciplinary Early Intervention Setting (45 min. paper) Room 2, 12.15-1.00 Sunday

Christine Riddell, School of Education, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
What Price Professionalism in ALBE and TESOL? (45 min. paper) Room 6, 2.00-2.45 Friday

Rita Rigo-Toth and Dr Christine Ure, Faculty of Education, University of Melbourne
Evaluating Literacy in the Preschool: A Review of Hannon's ORIM Framework (45 min. paper) Room 9, 12.15-1.00 Friday

Reza Salim and M Maksudul Haque, Bangladesh Friendship Education Society, Bangladesh, Learning Through New Technologies: Strategies for Poverty Eradication - Bangladesh Perspectives. (45 min. paper) Room 3, 12.15-1.00 Saturday

Assoc. Prof. Nor Azizah Mohd Salleh, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
Understanding Adult Learners in Distance Learning in Malaysia: A UKM Experience (45 min. paper) Room 5, 10.45-11.30 Thursday

Assoc. Prof. Norani Mohd. Salleh, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi Selangor, Malaysia
Creating Enthusiastic Learners through the Project Approach (45 min. paper) Room 5, 2.00-2.45 Sunday

Nicole Sanders, Lecturer and Administrator, National Certificate in Commerce, Technikon Natal, South Africa
A Comparison of the Implementation of a Cooperative Learning Project for Students Using English as an Additional Language at Technikon Natal, and the Business Studies Unit, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. (45 min. paper) Room 2, 2.00-2.45 Saturday

Jill Sanguinetti, Adult Literacy and Numeracy Australian Research Consortium, School of Education, Victoria University, Australia
Managerialism in Education: Discourses and Micropractices of Resistance (45 min. paper) Room 5, 2.45-3.30 Friday

Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Sani, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia, Sustaining Effective Change in Teaching and Learning Practices through Attitude Reengineering (45 min. paper) Room 1, 11.30-12.15 Friday

Nita Smith-King and Helen Harrison, Faculty of Education, University of Sydney, Australia
Putting Children Through their p.a.c.e.s. in an After Hours Literacy Centre: Parent and Student Perceptions of Oral Reading Changes (45 min. paper) Room 7, 12.15-1.00 Thursday

Dr Patricia Smith, Faculty of Education Language and Community Services, RMIT University and
Vincent Pang, School of Education and Social Development, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
The Malaysian Smart School Curriculum: A Context Evaluation (45 min. paper) Room 3, 2.00-2.45 Saturday

Dr Ilana Snyder, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Teachers and Technoliteracy (45 min. paper) Room 4, 2.45-3.30 Thursday

Debbie Soccio, Program Manager, Adult Basic Education, Victoria University, Australia
Success with Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Low Level Literacy Students: Showcase of an Innovative ALBE Program (45 min. workshop) Room 3, 2.00-2.45 Thursday

Debbie Soccio and Syed Javed, Adult Basic Education, Victoria University, Australia
Learning Maths Online: An Experiment in TAFE Maths Teaching and Learning (90 min. workshop) Room 8, 10.45-12.15 Friday

Jeanne Louise Solity, Publisher/Writer, Penoestra, Victoria, Australia
Gender Communications and Emotional Literacies. (90 min. workshop) Room 7, 10.45-12.15 Friday

Liz Suda, ALNARC, School of Education, Victoria University, Australia
Literacy, Numeracy and Life Long Learning - Where in the World are We? (45 min. workshop) Room 5, 2.00-2.45 Friday

Rod Sutherland, Aboriginal Education Unit, Enfield, South Australia
Aboriginal Voices - Activities and Resources for English (90 min. workshop) Room 5, 10.45-12.15 Saturday

Dr Cherie Swanepoel. Paper presented by Dr Brian Flaherty
Senior Lecturer, Department of Orthopedagogics, Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Does Inclusion Sound Right? SA Hearing Impaired Learner's Struggle for the Protection of Individual Rights. (45 min. paper) Room 3, 2.00-2.45 Sunday

Dr Rohani Ahmad Tarmizi and Dr Kamariah Abu Bakar, Faculty of Educational Studies Universiti Putra Malaysia
Correlates of Thinking Skills Among Malaysian Secondary Schools Students (45 min paper) Room 4, 10.45-11.30 Friday

Paul Throssell, University of Tasmania, Australia
Lifelong Learning and Agelessness - Freedom from Age Rage or Resignation? (45 min paper) Room 2, 10.45-11.30 Friday

Vicki Tuchtan, Department of Industry, Professional & Adult Education, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
An Investigation into the Learning Styles of Students of Natural Medicine - Pilot Study (45 min paper) Room 4, 12.15-1.00 Friday

Debra Tyler and Helen Stokes, Youth Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia
The Multidimensional Nature of Young People's Lives (90 min. workshop) Room 6, 2.00-3.30 Saturday

Dr Judith Tyler, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Applied Research in Education/School of Health, University of East Anglia, England
Educational Disadvantage and Opportunity in Nursing and the Impact of Innovative Education in the Workplace: A Study of Job Satisfaction, Occupational Stress and Opportunities Afforded through Education among Second Level (Enrolled) Nurses. (45 min. paper) Room 3, 10.45-11.30 Thursday

Prof. Robin Usher & Adele Flood, Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Presenting RESEARCH METHODOLOGY WORKSHOP - Narrative Research (90 min. workshop) Room 9, 2.00-3.30 Friday

Prof. Tinus Van Rooy, University of South Africa, Wierdapark, South Africa
Occupation-Directed Education and Training of Adult Education and Training Practitioners in a Southern African Distance Learning Context (45 min. paper) Room 6, 2.45-3.30 Friday

Dr Christie Van Staden, Dept of Primary School Teacher Education, University of South Africa, Pretoria. South Africa
Patterns from Africa: An Exemplar of UNISA's Multimedia Distance Education Model Used in the Training of Teachers in the Foundation Phase (45 min. paper) Room 3, 2.45-3.30 Thursday

Veronica Volkoff and Jane Perry, RMIT Centre for Post-compulsory Education and Training, Melbourne, Australia
Catch the Wind: Learning in Globalised Contexts (90 min. workshop) Room 7, 2.00-3.30 Saturday

Kathy Walker, Christina Walta and co-presenters, Department of School & Early Childhood Education, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Professional Practice: Linking Theory and Practice in Education (90 min. workshop) Room 7, 2.00-3.30 Sunday

Yue Ying Wang, Faculty of Education, RMIT University
Evaluation in Higher Education (45 min. workshop) Room 5, 11.30-12.15 Friday

Janelle Young, Australian Catholic University, Everton Park, Queensland, Australia
Preschoolers: What do they Know about Literacy? (45 min. paper) Room 6, 12.15-1.00 Friday

Dr Allen Yuen, Department of Curriculum Studies, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Virtual Learning Communities: Issues and Challenges. (45 min. paper) Room 8, 2.00-2.45 Saturday

Constance Zulu, University of North West, Mmabatho, South Africa
Gender and Group Leadership: The Effect on Performance (45 min. paper) Room 1, 12.15-1.00 Saturday

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