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ACAL Conference 2008

31st Annual ACAL Conference 2008

Early Bird Closing Date August 19

Surfers Paradise, Queensland

2nd - 4th October 2008 - Crowne Plaza

Pre-Conference Forum 2nd October


Keynote Addresses

Noyona Chanda, Deputy Director and Head of Numeracy,

LLU+, Southbank University, London

“Numeracy - more than maths, no less than literacy and language and equal to personal and social effectiveness”

Colleen Mitrow, Principal, Lorraine Ward, Adelaide Saylor and Southside Education (Brisbane) school community

“Dare to move the flags”

Michael Balfour, Chair, Applied and Social Theatre, Griffith University, Brisbane

“No place like home: the (re)creating of identity in refugee performance”

Hermine Scheeres, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Technology, Sydney

Overview of sessions

Michelle Circelli

A New Dawn?

Michelle Eady

Aboriginal Literacy: Bridging the Distance to Learning

Kate Messent & Gail Kirkland

Weaving Language/Literacy/Numeracy into Workplace Training

Gregory Mowle

Beyond Budgeting to Financial Literacy

Philippa McLean & Dave Tout - workshop

Introduction to the Australian Core Skills Framework (revised NRS)

Jana Scomazzon - workshop

Four Steps to Catching the Big Waves: Strength-Based VET Practice

David Wallace

The Grit in the Oyster - Does Social Practices in an Adult Literacies Teaching Qualification Result in Pearls of Practice

Sandrina Elers

Tuungia te Ururoa - Reclaiming Cultural Identity

Ann Kelly

Explicating communicative tacit knowledge: Use of recorders to identify worker practices

Chris Schluter & Hazel Carter

Making Dollars and Sense of Financial Literacy

Gail Wiltshire

Practical reconciliation - what can we do?

Jane Furness

Researching literacy in mixed settings: a case study of rights and challenges

Michael Rennie & Sandra Rennie

Engaging VET students: How the fun of radio is getting kids back to class voluntarily

Claire Wright & Sue Roy

Environmental sustainability and financial literacy/numeracy: using a competency based approach to adult numeracy

Katrina Lyle & Philippa McLean

Resources for the CGEA mapped to the NRS and ACSF and incorporating Employability Skills

Gail Makin

Research or Rhetoric?

Steve Black

Health literacy: Policies, partnerships and pedagogies

Anne Mahon & Eva Sahanna

Deadly Dreaming: Bi-cultural strategies for working with Indigenous Adults in Education

Cheryl Wilkinson & Dave Tout

Practitioner engagement, knowledge and capability: Connecting adult literacy and numeracy research and curriculum to policy and practice

Darryl Dymock & Stephen Billett

Catching a wave: Indicators of positive learning outcomes in community ALLN programs, and implications for teaching

ACAL – workshop

Towards a framework for social inclusion

Hugh Fielding

Be Aware not Alarmed

Joy Harley & Glen Newling

Changing the climate and taking off: Using the Zone of Proximal Development to engage adult literacy learners

See abstracts of all sessions

Louise Wignall & Jana Scomazzon

Ten heads are better than one: The work of the ISC WELL Network

Keiko Yasukawa & Barbara Bee

Creating Spaces and Places for Critical Literacy and Numeracy - a radical agenda

Mignon Fanton & Vicki Belcher

Targeting Tutors

Margaret McHugh & Glynis Collard

Story-telling and story-writing: comparison between the meaning and use of narrative in Aboriginal culture and its place in formal teaching of literacy practices

Cathrena McRae & Sue Muller

Money Business for Boards – building the financial management skills of governing committee members of Indigenous organisations

Gerald Osando

Literacy, numeracy, and English language proficiency issues facing African students from a refugee background

Dianne Parslow

Incorporating numeracy into a literacy class

Chris Tully & Pauline Morrow – workshop

Food for Thought

Nicky Mohan & Damon Whitten

Decoding: Teaching phonics to adults

Sue Shore

Learning in an unequal world: what might adult literacy learners say to Robert Putnam, Pierre Bourdieu and other researchers of ‘social capital’?

Sally Gray & Anne Webster

Some practical strategies to accommodate specific literacy needs of African Refugees

Ruth Wallace & Lorraine Sushames

Professional Learning in Challenging Work Environments: Developing Teachers Across Great Distances

Wendy Say & Donna Weaver

Indigenous language, literacy and numeracy training in the army’s north west mobile force

Helen Flanders

Meeting literacy & numeracy needs of African refugees

Sue Roy & Claire Wright

A competency based approach to Adult Literacy & Numeracy and Employability Skills: what are the advantages?

Debbie Soccio

Teaching and Learning Online: Have you tried it yet?

Merv Gardner

A first class job, not second class trainers

Tony Thorpe

Reading and Writing (Into) The Academic Culture

George Somerville

Bridging the digital literacy divide for adults in Indigenous regional/remote communities

Jean Searle, Chris Schluter & Ron Cox

Literacy Unbarred

Cate Thompson

Implementing the A Frame: - Quality provision of literacy and numeracy via pre accredited teaching & learning programs

Fiona Shanahan

Lexialearning systems. For all levels of literacy needs and accessible across the country

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Pre-Conference Forum – Thursday 2 October
Adult literacy, numeracy and lifelong learning: a cross-sectoral dialogue

Join Senator Ursula Stephens (Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion) and Dave Tout as we examine the implications of the ALLS survey for different sectors and work towards developing a framework for social inclusion through building literacy into a whole of government approach to policy development.

A range of speakers from the health sector, from industry, and welfare sectors will examine how literacy relates to issues of social & economic exclusion. Representatives from not-for-profit organisations will also present models of what works, barriers to social inclusion and other issues.

Register now