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Date: Wed, 15 Feb 1995 08:22:26 LERN95 Update
From: Peter White <peterwcltr.uq.oz.au>
Subject: LERN95 Update

 CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

The Fourth International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference
 on Learning (LERN 95)

Sheraton Breakweater Casino Hotel
Townsville, Australia

29 June - 2 July 1995

CONFERENCE UPDATE: LERN '95

February 1995
Main Speakers

* Michael Apple, University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, USA
* Courtney Cazden, Harvard University, Boston, USA
* Bill Cope , James Cook University of North Queensland, Australia
* Norman Fairclough, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
* Nicholas Faraclas, University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea
* James Gee, Clark University, Massachusetts, USA
* Ruqaiya Hassan, Macquarie University, New South Wales,Australia
* Mary Kalantzis, James Cook University of North Queensland, Queensland,
 Australia
* Gunther Kress, University of London, United Kingdom
* Allan Luke, James Cook University of North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
* Carmen Luke, James Cook University of North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
* Sarah Michaels, Clark University, Massachusetts, USA
* Bob Morgan, Jimbunna Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies, New South
 Wales, Australia
* Martin Nakata, James Cook University of North Queensland, Queensland,
 Australia
* Parlo Singh, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
* Joel Taxel, University of Georgia, Georgia, USA
* Jim Walker, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

PRE CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Venue: Sheraton Breakwater Casino Hotel
Date : Wednesday 28 June 1995
Topic: Comprehending, Composing and Remembering Better.
Time: 6 hrs.
Fee: $80.00

Workshop Presenter:
Dr Brendan Bartlett, Honorary Fellow, Centre for
Educational Research, University of Wisconsin, USA.

Dr. Bartlett is a research academic, writer and teacher. Associate
Professor in Education at Griffith University, Queensland; presently on
sabbatical at the University of Wisconsin as an Honorary Fellow of the
Department of Educational Psychology. A UNICEF Fellow and part of UNESCO's
expert team on the improvement of testbooks, curricula and other
educational materials worldwide. Currently focusing on how ideas relate
and the implications of this for understanding and remembering textual
content.

In this workshop teachers and parents will work with some of the ways that
have helped children learn and use a texturing strategy called 'top-level
structuring'. This strategy is what shows us how to find the main idea
when someone asks us to, or to highlight one for our readers or those
listening to us, to put texture into the written and spoken texts we
create, and those we listen to or read.

Workshop presenter: Dr Laurie A Fitzgerald
Title: Lessons from Jurassic Park: A Tutorial in Chaos, Complexity, and
Discontinuous Change.
Time: 3 hrs.
Fee: $45.00 per participant which includes a bound workbook.

Jurassic Park is the uncontested management textbook film of the decade, a
'must have' for leaders struggling with chaos, complexity and discontinuous
change - the new realities of the global marketplace. In this novel
session, the lessons of Chaos Theory, the brilliant philosophical
underpinnings of a 'new scientific management' will be revealed and
experienced.

 SOME FEATURED SPEAKERS

THEME: 1 THE CULTURES OF LEARNING

Patsy Bopf, Head of Department St Pauls School Strathpine, Queensland,
Australia.
Writing a Family Biography in the Textual Community.

Dr Paul Brock, Australian Language and Literacy Council, Canberra, Australia.
"Issues of national policy and practice in teacher education and
professional development in english language and literacy fields within the
adult, school, and 'educational transition' sectors of Australia"

Professor Michael Apple, University of Wisconsin, United States of America.
Becoming Right: Education and The Formation of Conservative Movements.

Ms Joyce Bell, Curtin University, Western Australia, Australia.
Cultural and Linguistic Diversity: Implications for Singaporean Students
Studying at an Australian University.

Dr Ross Brooker, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia.
The Problematic Nature of Apprentice Skill Learning in Industry and TAFE.

Dr Meredith Cherland, University of Regina, saskatchewan, Canada.
Private Practices: Gender, Reading and the Construction of Identity.

John Davini, University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.
Education in a Cultural Context.

Dr Nicholas Faraclas, University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea.
The Culures and Languages of Learning.

Ms Louise Finch, Curriculum & Assessment Northern Territory Department of
Education, Northern Territory, Australia.
Renewing Curriculum at the System Level; What to Keep, What to Modify and
What to Discard? The Recent Northern Territory Experience inReviewing T-20
Social Education Curriculum .

Bernard Hird, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia, Australia.
EAP: Teaching Chinese Learners to be Impolite.

Robert Kleinsasser, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia.
Learning Environments in the Workplace: Cultures Promoting Various Teaching
and Learning Styles.

John Langford, James Cook University of North Queensland, Queensland, Australia.
Tutoring RATEP: A Unique Experience.

Cynthia F.K. Lee, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Students' Views on Language Participation and Learning in Small Group
Academic Discussion: A Case Study of Hong Kong Undergraduate Students.

Dr Trevor Maddock, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
Criticism and Learning.

A/Prof Francis Mangubhai, University of Southern Queensland, Queensland,
Australia.
The Nexus Between Second Kanguage Learning/Teaching and Cultural/Social
Backgrounds of Learners: How Strong is it?

Dr Sue McGinty, James Cook University of North Queensland, Queensland,
Australia.
Young Women, Academic Success and Disadvantaged Contexts.

Dr Pam Nilan, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
Taking up the Dominant Discourse: Gendered Practices in a Collaborative
Writing Activity.

Dr Helen Nixon & Dr Barbara Comber, University of South Australia, South
Australia, Australia
Representations of the 'Disadvantaged': Video, Voice-Over and Vexed Questions.

Jeff Pittam, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia.
Communication and Identity.
Riana Roos, Vista University: Further Training Campus, South Africa.
Learning to be Aware - Being Aware to Learn.

Dr George Simons, george Simons International, United States of America.
Are we Playing with Diversity? An Introduction to DIVERSOPHYTM the Global Game

Dr Parlo Singh, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.
Gender Inclusivity in the Curriculum and the Politics of Difference.
UNderstanding the Problem of 'other women' in the politics of fFeminism and
Gender Equity Programs in Schools.

Dr Pippa Stein, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Cross Cultural Learning

Professor Joel Taxel, University of Georgia, United States of America.
Multicultural Literature and the Politics of Reaction.

Ms Nareen Trouw, Northern Territory University, Northern Territory, Australia.
Towards a Culturally Inclusive Pedagogy.

Mervyn Barry Wilkinson, School of Curriculum and Professional Studies,
Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia.
Organisational Cultures and Workplace Learning.

Beth Wood and Glenda Jorgensen, Dalby StateSchool, Queensland, Australia.
"Don't You See My Rainbow Teacher?"

THEME 2 THE LANGUAGES OF LEARNING

Ms Irlande Alfred, National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia,
Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
Sketching a Vision: Literacy for the Future.

Dr Carolyn Baker, Graduate School of Education, University of Queensland,
Queensland, Australia.
Learning to Read and Learning to Reason: Literacy as the Practice of Culture.

Dr Geoff Bull and Dr Michele Anstey, University of Southern Queensland,
Queensland, Australia.
Contesting Discourses: School and Community literacies.

Dr Patricia Cartwright, University of Ballarat, Victoria Australia.
Critical Literacy, Language and Gender: Written Pedagogy in an Enabling Program.

Professor Courtney Cazden, Graduate School of Education, Harvard
University, United States of America.
International Multiliteracies Project. Designing Social Futures.

A/Professor Terry Clayton, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.
Learning to Write Collaboratively Using a Customised Grammar Checker to
Improve Writing and Enhance Self-Directed Learning.

Dr Rosemary Clerehan, Monash University, Victoria, Australia.
Discovering Dialogic Learning in a University Language and Learning Program.

Dr Bill Cope, Centre for Workplace Communication and Culture, University of
Technology Sydney and James Cook University of North Queensland, Australia.
International Multiliteracies Project. Designing Social Futures.

Dr Norman Fairlcough, Centre for Language in Social Life, Lancaster
University, United Kingdom.
Multiliteracies and the Teorisation of Language: Orders of Discourse and
Intertextuality.

Louise Finch, Northern Territory Department of Education, Northern
Territory Australia.
Improving Literacy, Increasing System Wide Comparability inassessment
Practices and, increasing Experiences of Personal and Social Relevance for
Learners; Mutually Exclusive or Mutually Reinforcing Goals in Junior
Secondary Social Education.

Linda Ford, Batchelor college, Northern Territory, Australia.

Professor James Gee, Clark University, Massachusetts, United States of America.
International Multiliteracies Project. Designing Social Futures.

Pip Hodge, Northern Territory Department of Education, Northern Territory
Australia.
Access or Assimilation: Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages.

Professor Mary Kalantzis, James Cook University of North Queensland,
Queensland, Australia
International Multiliteracies Project. Designing Social Futures.

Professor Gunther Kress, University of London, United Kingdom.
International Multiliteracies Project. Designing Social Futures.

Professor Allan Luke, James Cook University of North Queensland,
Queensland, Australia
International Multiliteracies Project. Designing Social Futures.

A/Professor Carmel Luke, James Cook University of North Queensland,
Queensland, Australia
International Multiliteracies Project. Designing Social Futures.

Dr Paul March, University of Technology Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
The Semiotics of Focalisation and Ideology in Selected Children's
Literature Texts.

A/Professor Sarah Michaels, Clark University, Massachusetts, United States
of America.
International Multiliteracies Project. Designing Social Futures.

Ian McDonald, St. Joseph's College, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia.
Discourses in a Senior High School Economics Class.

Beth Murison, Learning Assistance Centre, Uniersity of Sydney, New South
Wales, Australia.
Development of Report Writing Skills in the Early Undergraduate Years.

Martin Nakata, James Cook University of North Queensland, Queensland, Australia.
International Multiliteracies Project. Designing Social Futures.

A/Professor Michael Garbutcheon Singh, University of Central Queensland,
Queensland, Australia.
LOTE.

Sue Smith, Northern Territory University, Northern Territory, Australia.
Writing a Discussion: Literacy and Scoial Action in the Classroom.

Ms Julie Thompson, The Association of Independent School, New South Wales,
Australia.
Literacy and the Key Competencies: Expolring the Connection.

Ms Julie Thompson and Ms Tina Sharpe, The Association of Independent
School, New South Wales, Australia.
Reading an Adolescent Picture Book: a Practical Workshop.

Dr Sam Winter, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
What Factors Predict Success in Peer Tutoring? An Empirical Study.

THEME 3 THE BUSINESS OF LEARNING

William Armour, University of New South Wales, New Southwales, Australia.
LOTE Teacher Effectiveness: Restructuring Foreign Language Teaching for
Professional Improvement.
Kim Cholette, Community Economic Development, Canada.

Anne Feeney, Monash University, Victoria, Australia.
The Principal as Autocrat: A Cautionary Tale fon the Implimentation of
Systemic Change.

Linda Glassop, Lectures in Management, New South Wales, Australia.
Student Evaluation of teaching as a Defence Against Learning.

Owen Jones, TORGAS, Queensland, Australia
Does Your Wheelbarrow Understand You?

The Hon. E.J. Lindsay M.P. Parliament House, Canberra, Australian Capital
Territory, Australia.
Innovation and Learning: Meeting Australia's Industry, Science and
technology Needs.

Di Prince and Nicky Solomon, Centre for Workplace Communication and
Culture, University of Technology, sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Language and Literacy and Industry Competence.

THEME 4 LERNING ABOUT LEARNING
Dr David Ainge, James Cook University of North Queensland, Queensland,
Australia.
Use and Management of Virtual Reality in Education.

Dr Michele Anstey and Ms Ann Kempe, University of Southern Queensland,
Australia, Queensland, Australia.
The LINC Project: Redefining the Role of the Learner.

A/Professor Brendan Bartlett, Centre for Educational Research, University
of Wisconsin, United States of America.
Comprehending, Composing and Remembering Better.

Chih-cheng Fred Lin, University of Illinois, United States of America.
Strategies for Learning about Vocabulary Learning.

John Carter, Parliamentary Education Office, Canberra, Australia
Education and Australian Citizenship for the 21st Century.

Dr Ian Falk, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia.
(Transfer of) Learning is Learning the Discourse.

Dr Gail Schaefer Fu, the Chinese University, Hong Kong.
Language Learning, Strategies and Journals.

A/Professor Rob Gilbert, James Cook University of North Queensland, Australia.
Education and Australian Citizenship for the 21st Century.

Dr Pat Grant, University of South Australia, South Australia, Australia.
Developing a "Critical Community": Student Teachers, Teachers and
University Lecturers Learning Together.

Professor Ruqaiya Hasan, Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia.
Learning about Learning: What is the Use?

Ms Glenda Hodge, New South Wales Department of School Education, New South
Wales, Australia.
Learning Difficulties in the Tertiary Education Setting, Understanding the
Problems and Meeting the Challenge.

Professor Terry D Johnson, University of Victoria, Canada.
Intellectual Challenge in the Primary School.

Warwick Jull, North Queensland Regional Organiser, Queensland Teachers'
Union, Queensland, Australia.
Taylorism and Schools - How to Break Free.

Professor Mary Kalantzis, James Cook University of North Queensland,
Queensland, Australia
Education and Australian Citizenship for the 21st Century.

Graeme Kinnea, Education Officer, Queensland Parliament, Queensland, Australia.
Education and Australian Citizenship for the 21st Century.

Dr Ian Lambert, National Institute for Christian Education, New South
Wales, Australia.
Effective Learning Partnerships - Schools as Intergrative Forces.

Ray Land, Queensland Education Department, Humanities, Queensland, Australia.
Education and Australian Citizenship for the 21st Century.

Dr William Littlewood, English Centre, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Students Perceptions of Learning and the Classroom.

Dr Andrew Lohrey, National Languages Literacy Institute of Australia and
The Centre for Workplace Communication and Culture, University of Sydney,
New South Wales, Australia.
What is Learning?

Dr Merridy Malin, Northern Territory University, Northern Territory, Australia.

Bob Morgan, University of Technology, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Powerlessness, Poverty and Politics. The Reconstruction of Aboriginal Education.

Dr Sue McGinty, James Cook University of North Queensland, Queensland,
Australia.
Education and Australian Citizenship for the 21st Century.

Mary Neary, University of Wales, Wales.
Contract Assignments: An Integral Part of Continuous Assessment and Student
Autonomy.

Angela Nicolettou, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Victoria, Australia.
Reflection - A Process Improvement Tool for Engineers.

Professor Takeshi Osanai, Hokkaido University of Education, Japan.
The Relation of Learning Strategies and Creativity on a Survey of Japanese
EFL Students at an Educational University.

Dr Paul Pagliano, James Cook University of North Queensland, Queensland,
Australia.
Snozelen Redefining Learning.

John Patrick, James Cook University of North Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Education and Australian Citizenship for the 21st Century.

Senator Margaret Reynolds, Parliament House Canberra, Australia.
Education and Australian Citizenship for the 21st Century.

Dr Glen Rhodes, Education and Research Electoral Commission, Queensland,
Australia
Education and Australian Citizenship for the 21st Century.

Judith Rivalland, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia, Australia.
The Textual Practices of Distance Education Students: What else do Students
Learn when they Learn by Distance Education?

Peter Ryan, Assistant Director Townsville Catholic Education, Queensland,
Australia.
Dynamics of Cultures: An Ethnographic Report.

Ms Michelle Scoufis and Ms Browyn James, University of Western Sydney, New
South Wales, Australia.
Critical Analysis for Undergraduates Unmasking the Process.

Tina Sharpe and Julie Thompson, The Association of Independent Schools, New
South Wales, Australia.
Bringing Literacy to the mainstream Teacher: Designing a Supportive
Professional Development Program.

Diana Simmons, National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research,
Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia.
A Study of Strategy use in Independent Learners.

Dr Alina Skoutarides, Professor Ross Mouer and Mr Gary Peters, Monash
University and Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria, Australia.
Learning Strategies, Teaching Strategies and Associated Factors Affecting
Outcomes of Tertiary Students of Japanese.

Ms Sue Smith, Northern Territory University, Northern Territory, Australia.
The Literacy Requirments of Entry Level Staff in Customer Service -Who
Learns and How?

Ms Fran Steer, School of Cultural & Policy Studies, Queensland University
of Technology, queensland, Australia.
The Culture of the Thinking Classroom: Concepts that need to be
Understood, Challenged and Changed, if We're Serious about Student
Thinking.

Greg Thomas, Immanuel Lutheran College, Queensland, Australia.
The Use of Metaphors, in Developing Students' Thinking and Learning.

Dr Malcolm Vick, James Cook University of North Queensland, Queensland,
Australia
Education and Australian Citizenship for the 21st Century.

Professor Jim Walker, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Asutralia.
Self Managed Learning: The Challenge to Curriculum and Teaching.

Hui-fen Wang, University of Illinois, United States of America.
Effects of Formats and Construction of Concept Mapping on Learning.


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PRESENTER'S PROPOSAL FORM

PRESENTATION FORMAT (Tick One)

[ ] Paper (45 mins)
[ ] Workshop (90 mins)
[ ] Workshop-in-partnership ( 90 mins)
[ ] Paper Presentation-in-partnership (45 mins)
[ ] Reflections on Practice (45 or 90 mins)
[ ] Engagements with Practice (90 mins)
[ ] Small Group 'Multilogues' (45 mins)

THEME TO BE ADDRESSED
[ ] Theme 1: The Cultures of Learning
[ ] Theme 2: The Language of Learning
[ ] Theme 3: The Business of Learning
[ ] Theme 4: Learning About Learning

Title of Proposal

Abstract (150 words)

PRESENT AT THE LERN CONFERENCE!

Have you ever presented at a conference? If you haven't, it is almost
certain that you still have something worth saying and something worth
hearing.

One of the objectives of the Fourth International LERN Conference is to
encourage greater participation than usually occurs at conferences. To make
this possible, the conference has a number of new presentation formats.

o Reflections on Practice (45mins)
... where teachers, trainee teachers, students, administrators, community
educators 'walk through' their experiences, their curriculum practices,
their community involvements, learning-on-the-job, and so on.
o Engagements with Practice (90mins)
... where presenters actively engage their audiences in activities or
experiences derived from their work and interests: curriculum, management
processes, planning, community participation, evaluation, and so on.
o Workshops-in-Partnership (90mins)
... where people who have not presented publicly before and who might feel
reticent, present in partnership. Partners might include: teachers,
parents, students (school and university), researchers, managers,
administrators, businesspeople, members of the community. Workshops require
active engagement of the audience in a learning experience.
o Paper Presentations-in-Partnership (45mins)
... a shorter version of the Workshop-in-Partnership, but with more of a
'show and tell' approach, allowing 15mins for audience questioning.
o Small Group 'Multilogues' (45 mins)
... where you introduce a controversial proposition related to the
conference themes and open it up for discussion in a small group.

Of course, there will also be the more conventional presentation formats at
the conference:

o Workshops (90mins)
... where you lead a group through a series of experiences/activities which
illustrate an idea or a practice.
o Papers (45mins)
... where you present from a prepared paper to a group about your research
or your experience, leaving about 15 minutes for questions and discussion.
o Plenary Presentations (30 minutes)
... where invited key experts introduce the conference themes and
state-of-the-art approaches.
o Plenary 'Multilogues '(60 minutes)
... where an expert panel debates an issue and then opens the discussion to
the audience.
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