Free Conference at UQ – 24 & 25 September
Members in the Brisbane area are reminded about the free research conference being conducted by the School of Education at the University of Queensland.
The event is comprised of two sections. On Friday 24 September from 5pm to 7.30pm, Professor Barbara Comber will give the annual Carolyn D Baker Memorial Lecture with the title: Mandated literacy assessment and the reorganisation of teachers’ work: What kind of revolution is this?
The postgraduate research conference follows on Saturday 25 September from 8.45am to 4pm and also features Prof. Barbara Comber as keynote speaker.
Registrations are required by Friday 17 September. To register, please follow this link: http://www.uq.edu.au/education/index.html?page=135494&pid=133111
QUT research project on the literacy skills and needs of secondary pre-service teachers
The assistance of ETAQ members is sought for a research project being conducted by QUT. Please note the message below from Dr Radha Iyer from the university’s School of Cultural and Language Studies in Education.
“We, at the Faculty of Education, QUT, would like your help in a research project titled: “Determining the general and curricular literacy skills and needs of secondary pre-service teachers.” To conduct this study, we seek your assistance by filling in an anonymous survey to help us gauge the importance of general and curricular literacy skills for pre-service teachers.
If you have supervised student teachers on practicum, we request you to complete the (anonymous) survey which can be accessed by clicking on the link provided.
We anticipate that the data gained from teachers will greatly enhance our understanding of the literacy needs of student teachers, thereby, providing guidance toward teacher training and developing standards that could inform teacher training courses.
Participation in the survey is voluntary and does not compromise your membership or relationship with your association. The maximum time taken to fill out the survey is 10 minutes.
QUT Key Survey Link: http://survey.qut.edu.au/survey/168818/96b6/
Thank you very much for your help. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Our contact:
Dr. Radha Iyer, CLSE, Faculty of Education, QUT. Phone: 07 31383418, Email: email@example.com “
Offer by State Conference keynote speaker
Dr Alison Scott from the University of Queensland’s School of English, Media Studies and Art History was the keynote speaker for the Saturday afternoon session of the recent State Conference. She advises that some members spoke to her at the end of the session about the possibility of her visiting schools to give guest lectures. She has generously invited members interested in such a possibility to contact her directly at UQ. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
2011 IFTE Conference in Auckland
Members are encouraged to consider attending the 10th IFTE (The International Federation for the Teaching of English) Conference to be held at the Universityof Auckland, New Zealand, April 18-21, 2011. This is during the autumn vacation for EQ schools and provides a great opportunity for ETAQ members to participate in an international conference on English teaching. ETAQ members are automatically members of AATE (The Australian Association for the Teaching of English) and AATE is affiliated with the international body, IFTE.
The conference is entitled “Much Ado About English”.
The deadlines for session proposals have been extended. Proposals for papers now need to be submitted by 1 November and those for workshops and seminars by 1 December. For further details go to the IFTE website www.IFTE.net and click on the conference page.