Welcome to the AATE/ALEA
National Conference site
for Canberra 2015
CAPiTALiSiNG ON CURiOSiTY:
- look and ask why -
Nurturing Inquiring Minds
The Australian Association for the Teaching of English and the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association look forward to welcoming you to the Australian Capital Territory for the 2015 national conference. Rug up for Canberra’s winter and be professionally nurtured in the nation’s capital.
‘The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind is curiosity.’ - Edmund Burke
In a context of globalised social, cultural and environmental change, and the rise of new communication technologies, English and literacy educators play an important role in guiding learners through the unchartered territory of the future and to imagine new possibilities. Curiosity is key.
Join us in capitalising on curiosity as we consider nurturing curiosity in practice - nurturing inquiry through research - nurturing creativity in curriculum.
Ninggi Warrguu - look and ask why - Nurturing Inquiring Minds
The 2015 conference committee acknowledge the Ngunnawal people, the traditional custodians of the land where our conference is to be held. We pay our respects to the United Ngunnawal Elders Council and thank them for their permission to use the words 'ninggi (look) and 'warrguu' (ask) in our conference title. We also pay our respects to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Conference logo artwork: Leah Brideson