The Australian Curriculum Studies Association (ACSA) invites you to participate in their 2012 Curriculum Symposium
Quality Learning through General Capabilities: opportunities and challenges
Wednesday 31 October & Thursday 1 November 2012
Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide
Registration opens 10:00am Wednesday 31 October 2012
Conference closes 3:30pm Thursday 1 November 2012
Symposium Program and Brochure
To view or print a brochure and program click here
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Register online here
To download a registration form click here
The symposium theme
Following the outstanding success of ACSA'S 2011 Curriculum Conference this symposium aims to build capacity of curriculum leaders in schools and is a chance for everyone interested in Australian Curriculum - teachers, curriculum leaders, principals, governments, education authorities, professional associations, parents and students - to receive the latest information and participate in discussion about curriculum in Australia.
The symposium will be focusing on the relationship between general capabilities - Literacy, Numeracy, Information and communication technology capability, Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capability, Ethical behaviour and Intercultural understanding - and the content of the curriculum. The symposium will be a mix of plenary, panel and syndicate sessions and will explore what teachers actually do with the general capabilities.
If you are the person responsible for implementing the new Australian Curriculum in your school you must join us for this exciting two day symposium which will present a range of views from curriculum experts and professional associations on how we can conceptualise the new Australian Curriculum.
Professor Emeritus Alan Reid AM, University of South Australia will present a keynote address which will provide an overview of the General Capabilities, and set out his view about the possibilities and problems associated with their introduction in the national curriculum. He will be a presence in other sessions throughout the symposium, playing the role of provocateur where appropriate and will conclude the two days by providing a summary of the range of insights, questions, challenges that have emerged.
Sensational location, Wine tasting and a Wine Discovery Journey.
The two day symposium will take place in Adelaide's CBD at the stunning Adelaide Convention Centre.
Delegates are invited to finish the first day of the symposium with wine tasting and a Wine Discovery Journey at the eye-catching architectural treat, the National Wine Centre of Australia, situated on the edge of Adelaide's stunning Botanic Gardens.
It showcases a large selection of Australian wines, state-of-the-art multimedia displays, a major exhibition including interpretation of the winemaking process using actual winery equipment and wine appreciation courses.
The award-winning interactive wine experience examines everything from the challenges of winemaking to the pure enjoyment of drinking fine Australian wine. Visitors come to understand the role wine has played in history, recognise the position of Australian wine in today's international market and appreciate the relationship between food and wine.
Don't miss this wonderful treat; you can select to attend when registering at a cost of $50. This includes 1.5 hours of wine tasting, antipasto and cheese platters and a self-guided Wine Discovery Journey.
For further information click here.
Cancellations received in writing by the symposium secretariat, on or before, 31 August 2012 will be eligible for a refund (less an administration fee of $60). Cancellations received after that date will not be eligible for a refund. Please note that substitutions can be made at any time.
Members - $550
Non Member rate - $695 includes 12 months complimentary membership of ACSA.
To help your planning click on the following accommodation booking link for information about available accommodation and the proximity of hotels to the Adelaide Convention Centre.