The International Federation (IFTE) and the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) is proud to present the If conference on the many potentials of English. Please join us at online in July, 2020.
This conference will be delivered online.
Registration prices are currently being adjusted to this mode of delivery.
6th-9th July 2020
The conference theme, If… will focus on the potentials of English. There will be an international strand throughout the three days of the conference, 7th – 9th July, and masterclasses will be available on 6th. The masterclasses are in addition to the main conference and will be administered separately. Papers, presentations and workshops are invited on all topics relevant to the teaching of English and Literacy.
‘If’ explores and celebrates the potentials of our discipline to define how English is key to a sense of self, social agency and cultural vitality. Going beyond public perceptions of our subject to seek and promote a multifaceted identity, we consider:
If only…the big ideas, theories, research as we Invent Futures
If so, why so… approaches strategies, pedagogies – Ideas in Flight
If and when… Implementing Frameworks for curriculum, assessment and practice.
Putting aside all ‘ifs and buts’, and keeping our heads when all about are losing theirs, ifs become realities and English takes its recognised place as the cultivator of social good and cultural richness.
If conference features the insights of Dr Marcello Giovanelli (Senior Lecturer in English Language and Literature), Dr Jennifer Rowsell (Professor, Department of Educational Studies), Professor Theo van Leeuwen (Emeritus Professor at the University of Technology), Andrew Goodwyn (IFTE President and Head of School of Education and English Language at the University of Bedfordshire) and Wayne Sawyer (Emeritus Professor in the School of Education at the University of Western Sydney). See the full list of keynote speakers here.
AATE/IFTE ‘If’ 2020 Conference