In 2017 the Australian Council for Adult Literacy celebrates 40 years actively promoting language, literacy, numeracy, and communication advocacy and research. The Conference offers delegates a unique opportunity to explore the conditions required for more critically engaged debates about local, regional and global provision. Northern Australia provides a rich location in which to challenge stereotypes, reinvigorate relationships and provoke new conceptualisations of participation.
Conference strands include:
- 21st Century identities and citizenship traditions
- Institutional and nation state routines and participation practices
- Digital and computational practices in a mobile world
Presenters are encouraged to think about how these themes capture:
- cross-cultural practices and identities andhow these have changed over time
- the implications for locating oneself in the ‘LLN’ or alternative fields
- advances in technology and how these shape and re-shape communication practices and identities
- assessment, surveillance and power in formal and non-formal education
- citizenship practices and texts that produce transnational networks.