Peter Botsman Award 2007

Dr Karen Moni

This award acknowledges Dr Karen Moni’s significant contribution to English teaching in Queensland in three areas:

  1. As a teacher educator at the University of Queensland
  2. As President of the Association
  3. As a member of the National Council of AATE and Editor of the AATE journal English in Australia

Teacher Educator

Karen is Director of Secondary Programs in the School of Education at the University of Queensland. She co-ordinates the English curriculum courses and teaches in the areas of reading and young adult literature in undergraduate and post-graduate programs. She has had extensive experience teaching and researching in the field of English and literacy education in the UK and in Australia.

The quality of Karen’s work as a teacher educator was formally acknowledged by a University of Queensland award for teaching and learning last year.  However there are less formal signs.  It is not uncommon for new English teachers joining ETAQ, when they become aware of Karen’s role in ETAQ to comment the influence that she had on them and on the high esteem in which they hold her.

ETAQ President

Karen was President of the association from 2001 to mid 2005.  As well as providing calm, steady and harmonious leadership for routine activities over that time she enthusiastically embraced the significant challenge of jointly hosting a national conference.  Her leadership, diplomacy, perseverance, determination and attention to detail were key factors in making the 2005 PPPQ (Pleasure, Passion and Provocation) conference at the Gold Coast Convention Centre such a resounding success.

Contributor to AATE

Whilst President Karen had represented ETAQ on the national council of the umbrella national body AATE, the Australian Association for the Teaching of English.  After the demanding task of playing a leading role in mounting a national conference it would have been understandable if she had opted for a complete rest.  But no.  Instead, Karen volunteered to take on the role of Editor of English in Australia, AATE’s national journal.  In that capacity she continues to make a very distinguished contribution to English teaching, not only here in Queensland, but across the country.

Dr Karen Moni is indeed a very deserving recipient of one of this year’s Peter Botsman memorial Awards.

Upcoming Events

Understanding Shakespeare

Rob Pensalfini will present this workshop via zoom on Saturday 15 October from 9am till 11 am. For further information download the flyer . Details for joining the zoom meeting will be sent on Wednesday 12 October. As this message will be sent to the email address in the registration it is important that you use your own address, rath...

Category: Workshop
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 15th October 2022
Venue: ZOOM
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Early Career Conference 2022: Writing our future?

Writing our future? - a conference presented by and for early career teachers  on Saturday 22 October at Wynnum SHS (tbc)

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 22nd October 2022
Venue: Wynnum SHS


External Examination Preparation

Registration Scroll down to register - but please do read this information Schools should register each teacher who will be using the materials.  Acting on feedback from last year, we will be making the materials available earlier this year. We will be running the External Examination Preparation as one package with more fl...

Category: Student (and teacher) Event
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 29th October 2022
Venue: Online
Phone Enquiries: 0455464000
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Writing our future in Essential English 2022

Writing our future in Essential English - a community of practice especially for teachers of Essential English on Saturday 5 November.

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 5th November 2022
Venue: To be confirmed


Indigenous Perspectives in the Junior Curriculum

After a work program review Town High explored ways to better embed indigenous perspectives in the year 7 program through a novella study of Black Cockatoo.  The unit became our first taste of analytical essay writing in year 7, in preparation for subsequent years.  We found greater engagement from students across the board. ...

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Friday 2nd December 2022
Venue: Town High, Townsville
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


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