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Friday, September 10, 2004
Keynote

F1 The old, the new and the future: UK strategies for adult literacy, language and numeracy in the context of global change. (80KB)
Dr Ursula Howard is Director of the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy based at the Institute of Education, University of London.

Focus Sessions
F2.1 A change in the weather for adult literacy and numeracy?(70KB)
Jenny McGuirk and Rosie Wickert, University of Technology.
F2.2 The Language, Literacy and Numeracy Programme for the unemployed: Is it Working?
Dr Zak Rahmani, Assistant Director in the Economic Analysis, Growth and Evaluation Branch, Department of Education, Science and Training.
(DEST took the view that this paper could not be presented because the government was in caretaker mode)
Another paper on LLNP was presented
The Potential of the Literacy and Numeracy Program of DEST’s LLNP Contract:
A Community Capacity Building Opportunity
(60KB) by Annette Rillstone and Jenny Magrath from the Learning Development Centre NSW
F2.3 Constructing Utopia- constructing literacy and numeracy in a remote Indigenous NT Community. (110KB)
Janine Oldfield, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Education.

Workshops and Papers
F3.1 Exploring the Training and Assessment Training Package (Part One). (120KB)
Lynne Fitzpatrick of Communication in Education and Training P/L .
F3.2 Intergenerational literacy and ICT in a multicultural setting. (100KB)
Jane Gunn, Protea Training English Language Services and Rosalind Jamieson, CHEC Project SA Victim Support Service.
F3.3 Faces in the crowd: notions of resistance and consent. (55KB)
Snezana Dabic, Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE
F3.4 English Spelling: More than one way to crack that tough old nut! (90KB) Handouts to accompany Spelling (450KB)
Sue Paull and Frida Dean, Diamond Valley Learning Centre, Greensborough.
F3.5 Building skills for indigenous governance. (65KB)
Cathrena McRae and Sue Muller, The Learning Workshop.
F3.6 YARP (Youth Access Re engagement Program): an alternate education assertive outreach model for disengaged youth. (50KB)
Jenny Madden, Ken Radley and Lesley Wilson Jones, South West Institute of TAFE, Warrnambool.
F3.7 Science literacy for all – the CSA and SciWeb. (70KB)
Maria Santburn, Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE and Dave Tout, CAE.
F3.8 Creating a culturally inclusive numeracy classroom. (60KB)
Dr Keiko Yasukawa, University of Technology, Sydney.

Focus Sessions
F4.1 Literacies in changing climates: encouraging practitioners to become researchers. (100KB)
Dr Jean Searle, Griffith University.
F4.2 Contradicting the Stereotype: Studies of 10 people who have been successful in life and work despite severe literacy difficulties (NOT AVAILABLE).
Dr. Peter Waterhouse and Dr Crina Virgona, Workplace Learning Initiatives Pty Ltd.
F4.3 An exploration of literacy team teaching in a vocational programme in a New Zealand Institute of Technology.(100KB)
Wendy Roberts and Kathleen Krsinich, Manukau Institute of Technology, New Zealand.

Workshops and Papers
F5.1 Exploring the Training and Assessment Training Package (Part Two) See F3.1.
Lynne Fitzpatrick of Communication in Education and Training P/L.
F5.2 Weblogs and blackboards – developing an online community. (80 KB)
Jane Westworth and Elizabeth McKenzie, RMIT Learning Skills Unit.
F5.3 Meet the ACAL Committee (NOT AVAILABLE).
Jim Thompson, ACAL President and executive members.
F5.4 New options: expanding student options and teacher qualifications (NOT AVAILABLE).
Maretta Dillon, Watagan Cluster, Hunter and Central Coast, NSW, and Robyn Jay, Gecko Education Services, Maureen Burke, Northern Inland Cluster, NSW.
F5.5 Using multiliteracies to challenge conventions in postgraduate research studies. This session was cancelled.
F5.6 Unpackaging Literacy and numeracy in training packages. (45KB)
Lorraine Yeomans and Julianne Krusche, University of Ballarat - TAFE Division.
F5.7 Teaching and learning numeracy on the job: the case study of chemical spraying and handling. Work in progress (75KB)
Dr Gail E. FitzSimons and Susan Mlcek PhD Candidate, University of Western Sydney, NSW.
F5.8 Indigenous student teachers learning to become adult literacy and numeracy educators: reflections from the teacher educators and students. (50KB)
Leanne King, University of Technology, Sydney, with Keiko Yasukawa, Margie Daniels, Sonia Townson, Kim Thursby, Reen Mumbulla and Deb Maza.

Networks
F6.1 Developing an effective research proposal
(180KB) Handouts (70KB)
Jo Hargreaves, Senior Project Officer, NCVER (National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)

Saturday, September 11
Peformance by High Impact (PDF 450KB)
Keynote address by Morag Fraser

Focus Sessions
S2.1 What use is theory to the seasoned adult literacy practitioner? (80KB)
Liz Suda, Victoria University and Flemington Reading and Writing Program.
S2.2 Literacy outcomes: winter of discontent or season of mists and mellow fruitfulness? Part 1: Introductory session (60KB) - on the CD. See also S4.5
A Tale of Two Workshops (320KB) - provided post-conference

Helen Macrae, Robyn Hartley and Delia Bradshaw,
S2.3 Put a shoulder to the wheel: making the LLNP program work (NOT AVAILABLE).
Panel chaired by Philippa McLean, Centre for Adult Education with Linda Wyse (verifier, Linda Wyse and Associates), Anne Cosentino (Chisholm Institute program manager ), Brett Levy (DEST).

Workshops and Papers
S3.1 Experiential learning. (60KB)
Karen Dymke.
S3.2 Three sessions in one day - practical numeracy training (Part 1) (NOT AVAILABLE).
Marilyn Lowe, Lismore TAFE, NSW, Chris Tully, Kangan Batman Institute of TAFE, Beth Marr, RMIT and Dave Tout, CAE
S3.3 Possibilities for publishing and writing for publication in refereed journals. (50KB)
Corinna Ridley, CAE and Robyn Hodge, CAE and Rosie Wickert, University of Technology in Sydney and co-editor of Literacy and Numeracy Studies.
S3.4 Relevant Theory + Best Practice = Harmonious Classrooms. (75KB)
Teresa Cusack, Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE.
S3.5 What’s That You Said? Using the NRS to describe and report the oral competencies of literacy students. (50KB)
Katrina Lyle, Centre for Adult Education in Access Education and Training and Nadia Casarotto, Project Worker with Linda Wyse and Associates.
S3.6 What is 'integrated' literacy teaching? (NOT AVAILABLE)
Rosa McKenna and Lynne Fitzpatrick, Communication in Education and Training Pty Ltd
S3.7 Telling stories: digital storytelling as a teaching tool (NOT AVAILABLE).
Robyn Jay, NSW Mid North Coast and North Rivers Community Colleges and Louisa Ellum
S3.8 Liberating literacy for male learners. (60KB)
Liz Ryan, Penguin Skill Centre, Tasmania and Jakki Bourke, Mission Australia Devonport.

Workshops and Papers
S4.1 Melbourne Exposed (NOT AVAILABLE).
Bloss Robertson, RMIT, Sharon Donohue, RMIT and Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE
and Helen Keane, Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE.

S4.2 Three sessions in one day - practical numeracy training (Part 2) (NOT AVAILABLE).
S4.3 Keeping the ALBE learner in mind when delivering flexibly (NOT AVAILABLE).
Debbie Soccio, Victoria University of Technology.
S4.4 AQTF: Impact on delivery and assessment in general education courses (80KB)
Margaret McHugh, Western Australian Department of Education and Training
S4.5 Literacy outcomes: winter of discontent or season of mists and mellow fruitfulness?Part 2: Follow-up session. See S2.2
Delia Bradshaw, Helen Macrae and Robyn Hartley.
S4.6 Community literacy - taking charge of the journey ahead using innovative skills based learning. (90KB)
Noelene Milliken, NSW TAFE, Ros Bauer and Grace Coe.
S4.7 Learning to write: skills, meanings and the uses of literacy (100KB)
Dr Ursula Howard, Director of the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy based at the Institute of Education, University of London.
S4.8 Strategies for engaging youth in the classroom and minimising disruptive behaviour. (1.45MB)
Craig Jennings, Swinburne TAFE.

Workshops and Papers
S5.1 Spot the difference: reading short texts from adult literacy and ESL teaching perspectives. (55KB)
Daryl Evans, formerly of Victoria University and Christine Riddell, Victoria University.
S5.2 Three sessions in one day - practical numeracy training (Part 3) (NOT AVAILABLE).
S5.3 Research findings into strategies for low-level literacy learners. (70KB)
Natalie Nawrocki, Olympic Adult Education in West Heidelberg, Victoria.
S5.4 Changing with the seasons: thinking creatively about literacy (NOT AVAILABLE).
Jan Peterson and Sue Ross, South Australian Department of Further Education Employment Science and Technology.
S5.5 Making Your Vote Count (electoral awareness in a federal election year) (NOT AVAILABLE).
Rod Espie, Australian Electoral Commission.
S5.7 Satisfaction for all? (60KB)
Jocelyn Hooper , Holmesglen Institute of TAFE and Julie Simmons, AMES.
S5.8 Technology and learning styles. (50KB)
Terry O'Reilly, Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE.