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

Diving Deep into External Assessment

Student and teacher events: Diving Deep into the Analytical Essay Pre-recorded materials open to registered participants from 3pm,  with live discussion in half hour blocks from 4pm - 5:30pm. Live discussions will primarily relate to Writing the Analytical Essay, but students will be free to ask questions about their selected texts. ...

Category:   Student (and teacher) Event
Start Time:   3:00 PM
Date:   Wednesday 9th September 2020
Venue:   Online
Phone Enquiries:   0455464000
Email Enquiries:   trish.purcell@bigpond.com


Diving Deep into the Analytical Essay for teachers

The Teacher workshop  Teachers can view the webinar session Preparing Students for the EA on Saturday morning then participate in our live discussion. Or you can choose to run your own workshops later.  Pre-recorded material will be available from 9am on Saturday 12th September and will remain available until the examination wee...

Category:   Workshop
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 12th September 2020
Venue:   Online
Phone Enquiries:   0455464000
Email Enquiries:   trish.purcell@bigpond.com


SCCC Resource sharing

Andrew Snee and the Senior English staff at  Southern Cross Catholic College would like to share some of the teaching strategies and modelling/scaffolding resources that have been implemented and devised for the demands of general English. From analysing representations of prejudice and alienation in literary texts to creating engaging im...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 17th October 2020
Venue:   Southern Cross Catholic College


Early Career Conference 2020: Diving Deep into Teaching

This event for teachers in their first firve years of teaching and those who are new to the teaching of English will submerge you in a new, colourful, and enchanting world where you can engage with your peers. it is also a 'not to be missed' event for preservice teachers.  This event is being re-scheduled for Saturday 24 Octo...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 24th October 2020
Venue:   Wynnum SHS
Venue Address:   25 Peel Street, MANLY


State Conference 2020: Diving Deep

With a heavy heart we announce that due to Covid-19 restrictions, the State Conference will not he held this year. Jeffrey Wilhelm, AATE visiting fellow and Professor of English Education from Boise State University will present a keynote address 'Reading Unbound: The Power of Pleasure Reading'. Dr Sally Humphrey, ACU Mel...

Category:   State Conference
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Sunday 15th August 2021
Venue:   Lourdes Hill School


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