Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA)
2016 Conference - Language as social power: 20th century beginnings, 21st century futures
The Australian Catholic University (ACU) is hosting this year’s Conference which will be held at our North Sydney Campus from 27 to 29 September. The Conference is guaranteed to provide literacy educators, teacher trainers and linguists with a valuable Conference experience that offers insight into contemporary research in Systemic Functional Linguistics. Day 2 (28 September)of the conference is designated as Teachers’ Day, a day that has consistently received positive feedback on the presentations which showcase innovative approaches and practical strategies that support building of teachers’ capacities for application in educational settings.
Keynote speakers and conversation participants:
Participants will have the opportunity to enrich their conference experience further through keynote presentations by Beth Armstrong (Edith Cowan University); Robyn Cox (ACU & Primary English Teachers Association of Australia); Shooshi Dreyfus (University of Wollongong); Bronwyn Parkin, University of Adelaide; Marie Quinn (New Zealand Ministry of Education).
More detailed information about the Conference is available from the Learning Sciences Institute Aust website: www.lsia.acu.edu.au/asfla/
Associations' PL Events in Semester 2 2016
The PTC NSW calendar of events for Semester 2, Terms 3 and 4 2016 is now available for download.
Here you will find a selection of workshops and seminars to be conducted during semester 2 by some of our professional teaching associations.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the International Literacy Day
International Literacy Day is celebrated worldwide, bringing together governments, multi- and bilateral organisations, NGOs, private sectors, communities, teachers, learners and experts in the field. On this day also International Literacy Prizes are awarded to people with outstanding solutions that can drive literacy towards achieving the 2030 Education Agenda. This year the focus is on innovation.
This is the first year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this context the vision of literacy is aligned with lifelong learning opportunities with special focus on youth and adults
On the 25 March 2016 Paul Brock, life member and esteemed friend of the English Teachers Association NSW, passed away.
Paul Brock was a person who wanted to make a real difference and he achieved this in all areas of his personal and professional life. Paul took the road less travelled, ‘And that has made all the difference’. His story is one of courage and influence that has earned him the respect and admiration of all of us.
English Teachers Association NSW - Obituary - Paul Brock, mETAphor Issue 2, 2016 (112.53 kB)