Learning Difficulties Australia


Sir Jim Rose visit, September 2009

Sir Jim Rose visited Australia in September 2009, at the invitation of LDA. During his time in Australia he visited Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney where he presented a series of papers and Seminars and attended meetings with key educational leaders. He also made a special presentation at the Joint LDA, SPELD Qld and RSTAQ Biennial Conference in Brisbane. A DVD of the Melbourne Seminar is now available.

Details of the Seminars presented are listed below:

Adelaide, 12 September 2009

Reading: Getting It Right from the Start
Seminar by Sir Jim Rose, presented jointly by LDA, AASE, and SPELD SA
Allan Scott Auditorium, City West Campus, UniSA, Adelaide

In this Seminar, Sir Jim Rose provided an overview of the findings of his independent review of the teaching of early reading in the UK, and the implementation of his recommendations since they were incorporated into the UK National Curriculum in 2007. This seminar was attended by over 200 academics, teachers, and directors and practitioners in Early Years settings.

For a report on Sir Jim Rose's presentation in Adelaide, click here.

Perth, 14 and 15 September 2009

Seminar presented by the WA Dyslexia SPELD Foundation
Learn to Read, Read to Learn, with Sir Jim Rose and John Fleming
Duxton Hotel, Perth
Monday 14 September, 8:30am – 12:30pm
For teachers, education professionals and psychologists
Tuesday 15 September, 8:30am – 12:30pm
For school principals and early childhood and literacy staff

Brisbane, 18-19 September 2009

Joint LDA, SPELD Qld and RSTAQ Biennial Conference: Consult and Collaborate
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank, Brisbane

Sir Jim Rose made a special presentation at this Conference on the topic Primary Education - Policy and Practice in England.

For a report on the Brisbane Consult and Collaborate Conference, click here.

To download presentations from the Brisbane Consult and Collaborate Conference, click here.

Melbourne, 23 September 2009

LDA Seminar on Effective Reading Instruction for All: National and International Perspectives
Camberwell Centre, 340 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, Melbourne

Speakers at this Seminar included Sir Jim Rose, Professor Barry McGaw, Dr Kerry Hempenstall and Mr John Fleming, and the Seminar was chaired by LDA President Professor Max Coltheart. The Seminar was attended by over 150 registrants.

Click here to download Seminar presentations.

Click here for information on the DVD of the Melbourne Seminar.

Sydney, 25 September 2009

Informal Seminar hosted by Learning Difficulties Australia (LDA) and the Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA), with other invited participants from the Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority (ACARA), SPELD/NSW and the NSW Department of Education and training (DET/NSW).

For a report on the Informal Seminar in Sydney, click here.

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