Future Directions in Literacy Conference 2010

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Friday 3 & Saturday 4 September 2010 | 8.30am–4pm | The University of Sydney

Download a program outline (161KB PDF)

This annual conference aims to stimulate professional conversations about future developments in literacy pedagogy and practice in a national and international context. The program will:

  • provide an opportunity for teachers, academics and policy makers to share concerns as well as potential solutions to the current challenges facing literacy educators
  • thematically link keynotes to other presentations and workshops to clearly establish links between theory and practice. This will be modeled through the work of successful research-based partnerships
  • add fresh perspectives on current issues.

The scope of papers, workshops and presentations will cover issues pertinent to the school years K–10: infants through to secondary.

Participants may attend the conference as a stand-alone event, or as part of the Certificate in Literacy Education.

Keynote Speakers
Catherine Beavis, Professor of Education, School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University
Peter Freebody, Professorial Research Fellow, Sydney School of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney

Convenor/Academic Coordinator
Dr Alyson Simpson

Fees & Registration            Download a registration form (135KB PDF)
Individual Group
Conference - 2 days (Friday 3 & Saturday 4 September)
Conference - 1 day (Friday 3 OR Saturday 4 September) $220
Certificate in Literacy Education (2 day conference + 5 evening workshops)
Optional assessment for postgraduate credit $880
Fees per person, GST inclusive. Includes lunch, morning and afternoon teas. Group rates apply to two or more registrations from the same school or organisation.

Please email or phone (+61 2) 9351 6329. For directions to the venue or other information about visiting the University, please have a look at our Maps & Information pages.

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)
This two-day conference is approved as Institute Registered professional development for maintenance of accreditation at Professional Competence. NSWIT Course Code C06005. Please provide your 6-digit Institute Number on your registration form if relevant.