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Consuming culture, creating curriculum

a 2005 mini conference blog (affiliated with but not representative of the various positions of VATE, however you might constitute it, them or us)

Last Build Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 10:05:54 +0000


blogging presentation

Thu, 01 Dec 2005 10:05:54 +0000

ok, here is the presentation. just click on the thumbnails to enlarge them!    

learning in and out of schools

Fri, 25 Nov 2005 02:25:59 +0000

I’ve been reading Jim Gee’s newish book, ‘Situated Language and Learning: A critique of traditional schooling’ (2004, Routledge) and thought I’d share … Learning academic varieties of language and thinking in school is now ‘old’. It is (for most people) important, but not sufficient for success in modern society. People must be ready to learn […]

Program update

Sat, 12 Nov 2005 11:51:20 +0000

We have rerealeased the conference program due to some errors. It has been mailed and all VATE members should have received a copy. If not, jump on over to VATE and get a copy. Registrations are coming in fast and there is limited room (really!) so get in quickly. The biggests changes are: We now […]

program is out (but mind the errors!)

Mon, 10 Oct 2005 04:34:38 +0000

Yes the conference program is out and it’s looking great. Thanks to the office for all their work and especially to the committee for their very hard work. I hope you can find something of interest amongst the offerings. Oh a problem too. There are some problems/errors that you should be aware of, some to […]

program in press

Sat, 01 Oct 2005 08:35:27 +0000

Ok, so after a couple of busy weeks getting everything together, the conference program is in press and will be mailed out to VATE members some time next week. I’m pretty happy with the program at this stage and hope that you’ll be excited too (whoever you are). Time was short and so we’ve not […]

proposed english study design

Tue, 13 Sep 2005 12:44:41 +0000

There has been plenty of discussion on the [English] listserv today – all of it interesting (some more considered than others, I have to say). Some comments have focused on how the proposed VCE English study design frames English as a study in terms of what might be called ‘new literacies’ and changes to notions […]

the VATE mini conference blog

Fri, 09 Sep 2005 11:56:20 +0000

We’ve decided to begin a blog to track the development of the mini conference. Things are well underway and we wanted a place to keep discussion about the conference themes, news about new presenters, and other bits and pieces that crop up. We hope that you’ll join the conversation and feel the same sense of […]