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LEARNING CONFERENCE 2000 - DRAFT PROGRAM

 

WEDNESDAY 5th JULY 2000
5.00-6.30pm

REGISTRATION

6.30pm

Storey Hall
GALLERY

  • Welcoming Cocktail Party, The Gallery, RMIT Storey Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne

 

THURSDAY 6th JULY 2000
8.00-9.00

REGISTRATION

9.00-10.15

Storey Hall
LECTURE
THEATRE

Opening ceremony, Storey Hall, RMIT University, Swanston Street, Melbourne

  • Indigenous Welcome
  • Conference to be opened by representative of the Minister for Education of Victoria, Mary Delahunty
  • Address by Vice Chancellor, RMIT University
  • Conference Overview
10.15-10.45

MORNING TEA - Thursday 6 July
10.45-1.00 WORKSHOPS and PAPERS:
BUILDING 37 Starting at 10.45 Starting at 11.30 Starting at 12.15
ROOM 1 Mandi Axmann, Instructional Designer, Technikon Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa. Corporate Partnerships in Education: A South African Story.  (45 min. paper) 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) Dr 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 2 Dr Helen McGrath, Faculty of Education, Deakin University, Helping Students To Learn Resilience (45 min. paper) Dr. Norzaini Azman, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia, Self-Directed Learning Readiness (SDLR) and Academic Performance (45 min. paper) 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 3 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 Jo Satisfaction, Occupational Stress and Opportunities Afforded through Education among Second Level (Enrolled) Nurses. (45 min. paper) Gayle Morris, NMIT Faculty of Further Education, Preston, Victoria, Australia, Ontological Performance: Embodiment, Experience and Literacy Education (45 min. paper) Dr Abdul Razak Ahmad, 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 4 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) Dr Helen McGrath, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, Helping Students to Learn Resilience (45 min. paper) Marilyn Kell, Faculty of Education, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia, Literacy or Illiteracy: The Meanings, the Realities, the Legacies (45 min. paper)
ROOM 5 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) 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) 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 6 Gail Finlay, Byron Bay Primary School, NSW, Australia, Matching Texts to Students: Reading Success for all Year 3-6 students (90 min. workshop) Maryann Brown and Associate Professor Dr Helen Hayes, School of Education, University of Ballarat, Australia, Professional Reading Circles: Towards a Collaborative Model for Lifelong Learning (45 min. paper)
ROOM 7 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) 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 8 Ruth Gledhill and Dale Morgan, Northern Territory Department of Education, Alice Springs, Australia, Risk-Taking: Giving ESL Students an Edge (90 min. workshop)  
ROOM 9 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)  
1.00-2.00

LUNCH - Thursday 6 July
2.00-3.30 WORKSHOPS and PAPERS:
BUILDING 37 Starting at 2.00 Starting at 2.45
ROOM 1 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) Dr Scott Poynting, University of Western Sydney, Australia, 'Lost' between the Kebab Shop and McDonalds? (45 min. paper)
ROOM 2 Lynda Cutting, Yarra Valley Grammar School, Victoria, Australia, Individualising the English Program Using Learning Contracts (45 min. paper) 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 3 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) 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 4 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) Dr Ilana Snyder, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, Teachers and Technoliteracy (45 min. paper)
ROOM 5 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 6 Michael J. Boulton, Council of Adult Education, Victoria, Australia, Learning to Communicate in ESL and General Education Classes (90 min. workshop)
ROOM 7 Nicholas Hodge and Isabel Jones, School of Education, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, Partners - A Connection through Body and Voice (90 min. workshop)
ROOM 8 John Glass, Learning Skills Unit/Department of Access and Preparatory Studies, RMIT University, Thinking Power-releasing the Genius Within (90 min. workshop)
ROOM 9 CLASSROOM METHODS WORKSHOP: Multimodal and Multidimensional Assessment Practices for Multiliteracies Classrooms: A Workshop for Year 4 - Year 12 Teachers, presented by Dr. Heather Fehring and Dr. Pam Green, RMIT University (90min workshop)
3.30-4.00

AFTERNOON TEA - Thursday 6 July

4.00-5.15

Storey Hall
LECTURE
THEATRE

PLENARY SESSION:

  • Professor Mary Kalantzis, Dean, Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, What are the 'Basics' of Learning for the Future? Changing Roles for Teachers.
  • Dr Karin Geiselhart, Research Fellow in Electronic Commerce, RMIT University. Teaching Technology to Share.

Book Launch: Teachers and Technoliteracy: Managing Literacy, Technology and Learning in Schools. By Colin Lankshear, Ilana Snyder with Bill Green, Allen & Unwin, May 2000. To be launched by Prof. Fazal Rizvi, Pro-Vice Chancellor (International), RMIT University

 

FRIDAY 7th JULY 2000
8.00-9.00

REGISTRATION

9.00-10.15

Storey Hall
LECTURE
THEATRE

PLENARY SESSION:

  • Professor Peter McLaren, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, Neo-liberalism and the End of Politics: Towards a Contraband Pedagogy.

Book Launch: Multiliteracies: Literacy Learning and the Design of Social Futures, edited by Bill Cope, Centre for Workplace Communication and Culture and Mary Kalantzis, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology , Routledge, 2000

10.15-10.45

MORNING TEA - Friday 7 July
10.45-1.00 WORKSHOPS and PAPERS:
BUILDING 37 Starting at 10.45 Starting at 11.30 Starting at 12.15
ROOM 1 Rosemary Cahill, Project Coordinator, Education Department of Western Australia, Western Australia, Deadly Ways to Learn. (45 min. paper) 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) Dr Robert Cantwell, Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia, Individual Differences in University Students' Evaluations of Teaching.  (45 min. paper)
ROOM 2 Paul Throssell, University of Tasmania, Australia, Lifelong Learning and Agelessness - Freedom from Age Rage or Resignation? (45 min paper) Dr Nigel Bagnall, Faculty of Education, University of Sydney, Australia, Many Voices, One Tongue: The Role of Language in Australian Schools (45 min. paper) Berenice Nyland, Lecturer, RMIT, Faculty Education, Languages and Community Services, Victoria, Australia, Literacy, Infants and Context. (45 min. paper)
ROOM 3 Jeremy Pagram and Bianca Herlihy, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia, A Pocketful of Data: Classroom Observation Using Small Handheld Computers (45 min. paper) 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) Assoc. Professor 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)
ROOM 4 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) Dr David Rawnsley, Director of Curriculum, St John's Grammar School, Belair, South Australia, A Futures Perspective in the School Curriculum (45 min. paper) 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 5 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) Yue Ying Wang, Faculty of Education, RMIT University, Evaluation in Higher Education (45 min. workshop) Mark Elliott, Australian Catholic University and Kerry Rush, Catholic Education, Brisbane, Australia, Learning Bursts: Creating Optimal Conditions for Learning (45 min. paper)
ROOM 6 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) Janelle Young, Australian Catholic University, Everton Park, Queensland, Australia, Preschoolers: What do they Know about Literacy? (45 min. paper)
ROOM 7 Jeanne Louise Solity, Publisher/Writer, Penoestra, Victoria, Australia, Gender Communications and Emotional Literacies. (90 min. workshop) Martin Keogh, Principal, St. Joseph's School, Orbost, Victoria, Australia, Classrooms: Complex Adaptive Systems (45 min. paper)
ROOM 8 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) Assoc. Prof. Habibah Elias and Dr Zaidatol Akmaliah Lope Pihie, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, An Evaluation of Pedagogical Content Knowledge among Higher Education Graduate Teachers. (45 min. paper)
ROOM 9 ART IN THE CLASSROOM WORKSHOP: Children's Art and Writing, Anthony Browne and Surrealism, presented by Jean Rasmussen (90min workshop) 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)
1.00-2.00

LUNCH - Friday 7 July
2.00-3.30 WORKSHOPS and PAPERS:
BUILDING 37 Starting at 2.00 Starting at 2.45
ROOM 1 Jenny S.L. Chung, Lecturer, Department of English, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, Argumentation and Curriculum Implications. (45 min. paper) Dr Tony Fetherston, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia, Pedagogical Challenges of the World Wide Web (45 min. paper)
ROOM 2 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) 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 3    
ROOM 4 Wendy Engliss, Department of Education Training and Employment, Adelaide, South Australia, Essential Learnings for Diverse Futures (45 min. paper) Dr Mike Grenfell, Northern Territory University, Darwin, Australia, Common Units, Common Knowledge? (45 min. paper)
ROOM 5 Liz Suda, ALNARC, School of Education, Victoria University, Australia, Literacy, Numeracy and Life Long Learning - Where in the World are We? (45 min. workshop) 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 6 Christine Riddell, School of Education, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, What Price Professionalism in ALBE and TESOL? (45 min. paper) 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 7 ART IN THE CLASSROOM WORKSHOP: Picture Storybooks and an Early Art Program, presented by Jean Rasmussen (90min workshop)
ROOM 8 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 9 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY WORKSHOP - Narrative Research, presented by Prof. Robin Usher & Adele Flood, Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (90 min. workshop)
3.30-4.00

AFTERNOON TEA - Friday 7 July

4.00-5.15

Storey Hall
LECTURE
THEATRE

PLENARY SESSION:

  • Dr Stephen May, Sociology Department, University of Bristol, UK, Towards Critical Multiculturalism: Setting the Agenda for the 21st Century.
  • Dr. Eleni Karantzola, Center for the Greek Language, Athens, Greece, Educating the Educators through New Technologies: Mode, Medium and Meaning

Book Launch: Critical Multiculturalism: Rethinking Multicultural and Antiracist Education, edited by Stephen May, Falmer Press,1999

 

SATURDAY 8th JULY 2000
8.00-9.00

REGISTRATION

9.00-10.15

Storey Hall
LECTURE
THEATRE

PLENARY SESSION: Professor Howard Gardner, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, USA, Education for Understanding.(By videconference, direct from Harvard University -50 min presentation, plus 30 mins of questions, answers and discussion with the conference participants)
10.15-10.45

MORNING TEA - Saturday 8 July
10.45-1.00 WORKSHOPS and PAPERS:
BUILDING 37 Starting at 10.45 Starting at 11.30 Starting at 12.15
ROOM 1 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) Assoc. Prof. Han Jing-Mei, China, Literacy & Cultural Studies in EFL Classrooms in China (45 min. paper) Constance Zulu, University of North West, Mmabatho, South Africa, Gender and Group Leadership: The Effect on Performance (45 min. paper)
ROOM 2 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) 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) 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 3   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) 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 4   Sally-Anne Bowyer, Special Education Consultant, Emerson School, Melbourne, Australia, Psychological Parenting: The Educator's Role.(45 min paper)
ROOM 5 Rod Sutherland, Aboriginal Education Unit, Enfield, South Australia, Aboriginal Voices - Activities and Resources for English (90 min. workshop) 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 6 Tony Owens and Gertrud Tissen, Department of School and Early Childhood Education, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, Accelerative Learning: Experience, Theory and Application (Part 1 of two workshops) (90 min workshop) Anne Feehan, Catherine McKay and Andrew Power, Strathcona School, Canterbury, Victoria, Australia, Learning to Learn with MI (45 min. paper)
ROOM 7 CLASSROOM METHODS WORKSHOP: Multiliteracies in the Classroom: An Introduction, presented by Dr Bill Cope (90min workshop) Dr Julie Hinde McLeod, Faculty of Education, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia, Teachers' Working Knowledge: The Value of Lived Experience (45 min. paper)
ROOM 8 CLASSROOM METHODS WORKSHOP - Making Maths Fun, presented by Sue Fine of the Department of School and Early Childhood Education, RMIT University (90 min workshop) Dr Allen Yuen, Department of Curriculum Studies, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Virtual Learning Communities: Issues and Challenges. (45 min. paper)
1.00-2.00

LUNCH - Saturday 8 July
2.00-3.30 WORKSHOPS and PAPERS:
BUILDING 37 Starting at 2.00 Starting at 2.45
ROOM 1 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) 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 2 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) 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 3 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) 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 4 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) Donal Lenihan, Department of Building & Construction, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, The Professional "Expert's" Education and Training Requirements (45 min. paper)
ROOM 5 Bronwyn Knox, Catholic Education Office, Melbourne, Australia, Studies of Asia in Schools: The What, Why and How. (90 min. workshop)
ROOM 6 Debra Tyler and Helen Stokes, Youth Research Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia, The Multidimensional Nature of Young People's Lives (90 min. workshop)
ROOM 7 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 8 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY WORKSHOP - Case Study Research, presented by Dr Pam Green, RMIT University (90min workshop)
3.30-4.00

AFTERNOON TEA - Saturday 8 July

4.00-5.15

Storey Hall
LECTURE
THEATRE

PLENARY SESSION:

  • Assoc. Professor Ambigapathy Pandian, School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia,Assoc. Prof. Peter Kell and Prof. Micheal Singh, RMIT University, The Global English Business
  • Professor Robin Usher, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, Globalisation and Pedagogy

Book Launch:Globalisation and Pedagogy: Space, Place and Identity. By Richard Edwards, The Open University, Milton Keynes and Robin Usher, RMIT University , Routledge, 2000

8.00pm

CONFERENCE DINNER - Saturday 8 July
 

Twelve Course Chinese Banquet at the Dragon Boat Palace Restaurant in Melbourne's Chinatown

Dinner Speaker: Tricia Caswell, Head of PLAN International, to speak on globalised world needs and the importance of education and literacy in the developing world.

West African Music and Dancing

 

SUNDAY 9th JULY 2000
8.00-9.00

REGISTRATION

9.00-10.15

Storey Hall
LECTURE
THEATRE

PLENARY SESSION:

  • Professor Fazal Rizvi, Pro-Vice Chancellor (International), RMIT University, Technologies and the Politics of International Education
  • Prof. Michael Singh, Head, Department of Language and International Studies, RMIT University, Melbourne, Commemorating Federation: Asian-Australian Perspectives on "White Australia Politics"

Book Launch: The Self and Communicative Theory By Assoc. Prof. Gregory Heath, Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services, RMIT University

10.15-10.45

MORNING TEA - Sunday 8 July
10.45-1.00 WORKSHOPS and PAPERS:
BUILDING 37 Starting at 10.45 Starting at 11.30 Starting at 12.15
ROOM 1 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) 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) Marion Meiers, Australian Council for Educational Research, Australia, Improving Literacy Learning in the Middle Years of Schooling (45 min. paper)
ROOM 2 Assoc. Prof. Gregory Heath, Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services, RMIT University, The Self and Communicative Theory(45 min. paper) 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) 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 3 Guosheng Chen, Manager, Language and Global Culture Programs, In a Diverse Cultural Context: Chinese-Australian engagement with White Australia Politics(45 min paper) 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) Habibah Elias and Dr Zaidatol Akmaliah Lope Pihie, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia, Thinking Skills Among Graduate Teachers (45 min. paper)
ROOM 4 Anthony Cleary, St Charbel's College, Sydney, Australia, Developing an English Language Program, Years 7-12 (45 min. paper) 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) Ngaere Mere Roberts, School of Education, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, Teaching curriculum areas through the Medium of Mäori Language: Extending the Discourse Competence of Trainee Teachers (45 min. paper)
ROOM 5 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 6

Marcella Reiter, Excellence in Learning, Living and Achieving, Melbourne, Australia, Magic 100 Words (90 minute workshop)  
ROOM 7 Tony Owens and Gertrud Tissen, Department of School and Early Childhood Education, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, Accelerative Learning: Experience, Theory and Application (Part 2 of two workshops) (90 min workshop)  
ROOM 8 Pam Luizzi, LOTE, ESL and Multicultural Education Branch, Department of Education, Employment and Training, Victoria, Supporting ESL Learners (90 min. workshop)  
1.00-2.00

LUNCH - Sunday 8 July
2.00-3.30 WORKSHOPS and PAPERS:
BUILDING 37 Starting at 2.00 Starting at 2.45
ROOM 1 Dr. Eleni Karantzola, Center for the Greek Language, Athens, Greece and Vangelis Intzidis, International Center for Education and Research - Foundation << Anargyrios and Korgialenios School of Spetses >>, Multiliteracies Pedagogy: In the Service of Privileged or Disadvantaged Students? - Some Greek Evidence (45 min. paper) 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 2 Jean Clayton, Australia, ESL in the Mainstream Goes Online: Challenges and Opportunities for Teachers Learning Together through Technology (45 min. workshop) Karen Modoo, Robinvale Consolidated School, Australia, The Power of More Than One - Sharing Leadership Around (45 min. paper)
ROOM 3 Dr Cherie Swanepoel, 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) Paper presented by Dr Brian Flaherty 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 4   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 5 Assoc. Prof. Norani Mohd. Salleh, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi Selangor, Malaysia, Creating Enthusiastic Learners through the Project Approach (45 min. paper) 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 6 Gerard Broadfoot, Catholic Education Office, Melbourne, Australia, Asia EdNet (90 min. workshop)
ROOM 7 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 8 Deanne Bullen, Curriculum Project Officer, Department of Education, Training and Employment, South Australia, In2Literacy (90 min. workshop)
3.30-4.00

AFTERNOON TEA - Sunday 8 July

4.00-5.00

Storey Hall
LECTURE
THEATRE
CLOSING SESSION: Panel Discussion

 

MONDAY 10TH JULY 2000
9.00-12.00

SCHOOL VISIT
  Half day visit to Minaret College, an Islamic school in Western Melbourne

 

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