New texts and Approaches to Australian literature

In this workshop, English teacher participants will be introduced to new Australian texts and short stories, particularly by Indigenous and migrant writers. Presenters will offer different approaches to teaching these texts, aligning these with the Victorian Curriculum and VCE Units 1 and 2 English and Literature. Texts covered will be suitable for students in Years 7 – 10. This workshop is part of a research project with the Copyright Agency to better resource and support teachers as they work with Australian texts. The workshop will be presented by Professor Susan Martin (LaTrobe University) and Associate Professor Larissa McLean Davies (The University of Melbourne). Through the generous donation of publishers some of the texts discussed in the workshops will be provided to participants.

There are two opportunities to attend this workshop:

  • Monday 5 December 2016, 5.00pm-6.00pm, Frank Tate Room, Level 9, 100 Leicester Street, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne VIC
  • Monday 12 December 2016, 5.00pm-6.00pm, VATE, 1/134–136 Cambridge Street, Collingwood VIC

Workshop attendance is free to teachers but only 20 places are available in each session so registration is essential. Please email to register your place.