Keynotes and Conference Presentations

Throughout the official duration of the project and beyond the Research Team has delivered a number of keynote and conference presentations. These are listed below. Clicking on each list item will open a synopsis of each presentation in PDF format.

  • Paper presented to the Centre for Research in Education Conference, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Nov 2014

Professor Harris delivered the paper "Examining the Notion of 21st Century Learner in the Context of a Developing Nation– From Rhetoric to Realities" to the CRED Conference in November 2014.

  • Keynote address to the Fiji Early Childhood Teachers Association, Suva, August 2015

At the invitation of the Fiji Early Childhood Teachers Association, Professor Pauline Harris delivered the keynote address, "Whole Community Talanoa: Honouring Children's Voices to Foster their Learning of Languages and Literacies" for their 2015 annual conference. The keynote reported on the Establishment phase of the ADRAS Literacy in Fiji project and early fieldwork outcomes.

  • Plenary address presented to the Asia-Pacific Summit for Engaging with Children’s Voices, 8th-9th Dec 2015, University of South Australia, Adelaide

Professor Harris delivered the plenary address "Children’s Voices: Evidencing benefit, Tracking Consequence" to the summit which included keynote speakers from Australia, the Pacific and Asia.

In December 2015, the ADRAS Literacy in Fiji project team presented a poster presentation to the Australasia-Pacific Summit for Engaging with Children's Voices. We were honoured to have our in-country ECE consultant Mrs Ufemia Camaitoga deliver one of the keynote addresses for the summit.

In July 2016 Professor Pauline Harris delivered the keynote address, ,"In Dialogue with Children: Engaging Children's Voices in Literacy Programs" to the Australian Literacy Educators Association Conference. The link above is an excerpt form that address which outlines and examines the findings from this project as they relate to the broader topic of the keynote address.

  • Plenary paper presented at 2nd International PASIFIKA Early Childhood Conference, Auckland, October 2016

Together with Ufemia Camaitoga and Mere Krishna, Professor Pauline Harris delivered a plenary paper titled "Developing sustainable community approaches to fostering young children's literacies in their home languages and English" to the PASIFIKA Early Childhood Conference.

  • Research seminar presented at University of Waikato, 25th October 2016

Professor Pauline Harris delivered a research seminar titled "Developing sustainable community approaches to fostering children’s multilingual literacies in Fiji" at the University of Waikato.

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