Teaching English and the Arts in the 21st Century Conference

Professional Learning Major Events - 2008 Archive

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Thursday 9 & Friday 10 October 2008

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Informed by national and international trends in English and the Arts, this conference will promote collegial conversation and debate on research, scholarship, teaching and learning. This is an important opportunity for all involved in these fields to come together to:

  • examine how English and the Arts can be forces for meaningful student engagement in authentic learning;
  • promote the central role of creativity, imagination and innovation in teaching and learning;
  • share pedagogical approaches to teaching senior secondary English and drama along with practical applications of digital technology in English and the Arts;
  • investigate the implications of a National Curriculum for teachers, students, English and the Arts;
  • share and showcase contemporary developments in pedagogy, curriculum policy and assessment in these fields.

Conference convenors: Dr Jacqueline Manuel and Dr Michael Anderson

Conference structure

Thursday 9 October 2008
Session 1 Keynote Presentation
Dr Bethan Marshall, King's College, London, UK
Session 2 Parallel papers and workshops
Session 3 Keynote Presentation
Associate Professor Terry Locke, Head of the Department of English and Arts
School of Education, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Session 4 Parallel papers and workshops
Friday 10 October 2008
Session 1 Keynote Presentation
Ms Margaret Cossey and Ms Leah Purcell, Indij Readers
Session 2 Parallel papers and workshops
Session 3 Keynote Presentation
Professor Jeanne Gerlach, Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Texas, Arlington USA
Session 4 Closing Panel
AELE network members

Call for papers

Submission deadline extended until Friday 12 September 2008

Educators in the fields of English and Arts education – including researchers, scholars, teachers, teacher-educators, prospective teachers, and policy makers are invited to submit proposals for papers, panels and workshops. Full details

Fees and registration

Fees per person, GST inclusive. Full-day conference catering provided.
*Group rate applies to two or more registrants from the same school or organisation.

Individual 2 days $370 or 1 day $200
Group* 2 days $350 or 1 day $190

Download (pdf, 245kB) a registration form

Venue information

Sancta Sophia College
8 Missenden Road
The University of Sydney - Camperdown

The main gates are located diagonally opposite Rydges Hotel on Missenden Road, close to pedestrian crossing. Pedestrian access gate to the side behind the gate pillar.

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