Friday 22nd September and Saturday 23rd September 2017

• Do you want to make your classes more interesting and useful?
• Do you want engaging workshops which are focused on your needs?
• If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions do we have the Symposium for you!

The symposium provides an opportunity for ESL and LLN lecturers, as well as lecturers from other disciplines interested in foundation skills, to meet, discuss and participate in area specific workshops designed to stimulate positive, productive classrooms.

Date: Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd September 2017
Time: 9:00am – 5:30pm on Friday and 8:00am – 12:30pm on Saturday
Venue: 25 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge WA
Cost: $30 (covers both days)

Keynote presenter – Dr Barrie Bennett

We are very pleased to announce Dr Barrie Bennett as our Saturday Keynote and Workshop presenter. If the name is not familiar to you, Dr Bennett is an associate professor with the Department of Curriculum,Teaching, and Learning at the University of Toronto, Canada. His research interests relate to teacher thinking, learning, and action focused on instructional practices. He seeks an understanding of how teachers acquire an instructional repertoire, how they extend and integrate it, and what effect this has on student learning (kindergarten to adult).

Over the last twelve years, Dr Bennett’s work has focused on long-term systemic/sustainable change in twelve districts in three countries, working to establish graduate programs and courses for classroom teachers. One of Dr Bennett’s goals is to make research a normal part of what a teacher does; to create research agendas that are part of building the internal capacity to enact change rather than relying on external researchers and external research grants.

He has written three books related to instruction, is completing another related to integrating instructional methodology, and has written for a number of referred conferences

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We look forward to seeing you.

Contact:
David Bass
david.bass@nmtafe.wa.edu.au
9427 1685