Conference Overview

Venue: Pan Pacific and Novotel Perth Langley Hotels

DAY 1 – Friday 8 April

Subject to change without notice

Most concurrent sessions are 55 minutes duration. Some sessions (e.g. A1/B1) are double sessions and some (e.g. A10.1 and A10.2) are paired mini-sessions sharing the 55 minute time slot.

9.00am Keynote Address: Carol Garlett • Exchanging Ways of Being – an Aboriginal Perspective

Morning tea 10.00 – 10.30

Concurrent workshops A and B

Session 1:    10.30 – 11.25

Session 2:    11.35 – 12.30

A1/B1 Session FullLiteracy + Mathematics + Language = Numeracy? (120 minutes) and B1

A2 The Poetry Truck

B2 Innovative solutions to LLN issues in VET programs

A3 Connect, Share, Learn: exchanging ways to expand professional learning through social media

B3 The Open Air Academy: Reengaging Adult Learners

A4/B4 Session FullA bag full of literacy activities Part 1 (120 minutes) and B4

A5 Teaching literacy through numeracy

B5 Sharp Reading for English language learners

A6/B6 Form, function and feeling in Aboriginal English (120 minutes) and B6

A7 An alternative way out of the intermediate plateau

B7 Leading EAL/D and refugee education: a primary school model

A8 The role of resiliency education in English engagement towards successful educational, social and career outcomes for adolescent migrant students

B8 An ACTA Forum on Adult ESL Issues in Teaching and Learning: Establishing networks for knowledge sharing and exchanging ideas

A9 Using TEAL resources to assess the oracy and writing skills of school age EAL learners new to English

B9 Using TEAL resources to assess the oracy and writing skills of more advanced school age EAL learners

A10.1 Impact of teaching strategies on second language learning: a study of adult ESL classrooms (25 minutes)

A10.2 Applying a CALL-Based Approach in teaching communicative grammar of English from the intercultural perspective in Vietnamese campuses (25 minutes)

B10.1 'Come as you are': embracing diversity to support success at Victoria University (25 minutes)

B10.2 Diversity in context: a pragmatic response to colonisation in Indigenous language learning (25 minutes)

A11.1 Transcultural literacy and identity: Implications for language teaching and social interaction (25 minutes)

A11.2 Moving from educating Sudanese refugees to educating remote Aboriginal students: a reflection (25 minutes)

B11 Literacy 'packages' - meeting the needs of Indigenous EAL/D learners?

A12 EAL/D learning and being as a lived experience in a comprehensive public NT rural middle and senior school

B12 • Session Full • Applications of Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT) in EAL/D Classes: Principles and Best Practices

Lunch: 12.30 – 1.30

Session 3:     1.40 - 2.40

Paired Keynote Address: Dr Androula Yiakoumetti

Utilising Linguistic Variation for Better Education

Paired Keynote Address: Dr Mark Pegrum

Yet Another Literacy? Mobile Devices, Mobile Learning, and Mobile Literacy

Afternoon tea:     2.40 – 3.00

Concurrent workshops C and D

Session 4:    3.00 – 3.55

Session 5:    4.05 – 5.00

C1/D1 Designing adult numeracy classes through a language filter (120 minutes) and D1

C2 Lessons on Demand: 25 no-preparation-needed activities to use on the fly

D2 Literacy through STEM – Science focus

C3 SDERA and the Keys for Life program – educating for smarter choices on the road and elsewhere

D3 Addressing oral language needs of diverse EAL/D learners through whole school professional learning

C4 'LETS' learn English through Story time

D4 More on effective and targeted word-reading instruction

C5/D5 Collard vs State of Western Australia: documentary film and discussion about the landmark human rights court case (120 minutes) and D5

C6/D6 Critical pedagogy: integrating Indigenous cultures and histories into EAL/D (120 minutes) and D6

C7 What's it like teaching EAL/D in a remote school?

D7 ESL students as driving instructors

C8 Wongutha CAPS: engaging Aboriginal students from all over WA in literacy and the wider global community

D8 Digital spaces supporting an EAL/D community of practice to thrive

C9 Bilingual tools to enhance EAL/D students' language development

D9 Driving Language and Literacy exchange from the perspectives of three levels of education

C10.1 Listening to the views of children and young people from CALD backgrounds (25 minutes)

C10.2 • Session Full • Success in teaching: sharing the experiences of being in the classroom situation

D10.1 Cancelled

D10.2 What teachers (want to) learn about teaching pronunciation(25 minutes)

C11.1 The impact of teachers' knowledge, and beliefs about technology, pedagogy and content in adult education (25 minutes)

D11.1 The power of tandem language exchanges (25 minutes)

D11.2 Mobile technology: apps galore! (25 minutes)

C12 Developing language through the arts

D12 Music and exercise for English

Day 2 – Saturday, 9 April

9.00 – 10.00 Keynote address: Dr Vicky Duckworth • Dis-entangling Literacy from neoliberal fusion: creating critical spaces for emancipatory learning and social justice

Morning tea: 10.00 – 10.30

Concurrent workshops E and F

Session 6:    10.30 – 11.25

Session 7:    11.35 – 12.30

E1 Unpacking the professional identities of LLN teachers in VET

F1 Strengthening the N in LLN: why addressing numeracy skills is crucial

E2/F2 E'-xchanging ways of being through connections with the world out there! (120 minutes) and F2

E3 Developing engaging, relevant literacy resources which meet the needs of Indigenous and other adult EAL learners

F3 Transformational Literacies, resource design and Learner motivation

E4 SEE Network Discussion

F4 Reducing the impact of dyslexia on numeracy

E5/F5 • Session Full • Storylines: discovering Aboriginal heritage materials online (120 minutes) and F5


E6/F6 Legal judgments and dialectal difference: some impacts for human rights outcomes (120 minutes) and F6

E7 The English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) Progress Map

F7 Leading the development of an effective whole-school English as an Additional Language (EAL)

E8 Effective strategies for teaching late adolescent limited schooling students in a Secondary Intensive English Centre

F8 Differentiating for diverse populations: the advantages of problem-based language learning

E9 Captioned video supporting literacy and learning

F9 'According to the Script'

E10.1 Translanguaging: using technology enhanced environments to develop multilingual competence (25 minutes)

E10.2 The use of blogs in the teaching of academic writing for ESL students (25 minutes)

F10.1 English as an additional language or dialect policy in schools: factors effecting interpretation, implementation and decision-making (25 minutes)

F10.2 Adversity and achievement: resilience, in adult literacy (25 minutes)

E11.1 In the third space or feeling like the other? Perspectives and experiences of a diverse group of Asian English language teachers (25 minutes)

E11.2 Two-Way teaching and learning in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands (25 minutes)

F11.1 Storytelling as cultural practice within the Vietnamese-Australian community (25 minutes)

F11.2 Why did I become a teacher again: rediscovering people amidst the learning outcomes (25 minutes)

E12/F12 Dialogue and role play: reviewed, revisited and reimagined (120 minutes) and F12

Lunch: 12.30 – 1.30

Session 8:    1.30 – 2.30

Paired keynote address: Professor Bill Barton

Numeracy as Cultural Exchange

Paired Keynote address: Dr Jenny Hammond

Classrooms of possibility: working with refugee students

Afternoon tea: 2.30 – 2.50

Concurrent workshops G and H

Session 9:    2.50 – 3.45

Session 10:    3.55 – 4.50

G1 Learning Western mathematics: success for Indigenous students in a remote setting

H1 Numeracy Activities for Living in a Multicultural World

G2/H2 • Session Full • Sentence-combining skills: getting beyond 'write it the way you say it' (120 minutes) and H2

G3 Colonisation and the inter-generational impact on Aboriginal learners today

H3 Indigenous adult learning in Community Learning Centres

G4 The role of task design in improving learner's affective responses and motivational intensity during classroom performance

H4 Go Digi: A national approach to Digital Literacy

G5/H5 Exchanging ways of being through Two-Way bidialectal education (120 minutes) and H5

G6/H6 Cross-cultural sustainability and teaching and learning for EAL/D learners (120 minutes) and H6

G7 Celebrating diversity: community visions for literacy

H7 Building Intercultural Bridges

G8 'Change the world one mind at a time': Partnerships and school-based programs to enhance language and life-chances in remote Indigenous community schools

H8 How are foundation skills being delivered by community providers?

G9/H9 Session FullRe-tell + Re-use + Re-count = Re-cycling Language (120 minutes) and H9

G10.1 Education for human rights in the EAP classroom (25 minutes)

G10.2 Teaching empathy in the EAP classroom (25 minutes)

H10.1 Understanding diversity using media in an EFL environment (25 minutes)

H10.2 Celebrating diversity in EFL through video blogs (25 minutes)

G11.1 The use of English as a Second Language (ESL) educational resources to promote functional health literacy to migrants (25 minutes)

G11.2 Learner autonomy as an element in Chinese Education Reform: A case of English language course (25 minutes)

H11.1 Diversity, learning and technology: exploring EAL teachers' mindsets (25 minutes)


G12 The literacy and numeracy of apps: student and teacher practices

H12 Pormpuraaw State School: Closing the Literacy Gap through Advanced Teacher Subject Knowledge

5.00 – 5.30: Closing Plenary Address: Dr Ullrich Ecker • The Challenges of Misinformation