The English Language and Foundation Studies Centre at the University of Newcastle is hosting a conference titled Enabling Education: What Works? at Newcastle City Hall from 11 - 13 July, 2007.
The conference would be of interest to anyone who has an interest in the broad field of enabling education, especially teachers or academics, researchers, administrators, and policy makers.
The conference opens with a public symposium chaired by the Chancellor of the University, Professor Trevor Waring at 3 p.m. on Wednesday 11 July. At the Symposium a number of enabling students, both domestic and international, from a number of Australian universities will talk about their learning journeys. As well, the keynote speakers will outline their views about the future directions of enabling education.
The conference has attracted a number of interesting keynote speakers, who are leaders in their particular field of endeavour, including:
- A/Professor William Oates, Director, Indigenous Learning, Spirituality and Research Centre, Nulloo Yumbah, Central Queensland University
- Dr Helen Anderson, Director Academic, Manukau Institute of Technology, University of Auckland
- Dr Terry Jeves, Academic Director of the Northern Consortium (NCUK), Manchester, United Kingdom
- Professor Eleanor Ramsay, Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies, University of South Australia
- Professor John Stevenson, Chair of Post compulsory Education and Training, Griffith University
For further information about this important and exciting event, please visit the conference website