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Honouring Michael Halliday

We were deeply saddened recently to hear of the passing of Michael (MAK) Halliday. In using the Accelerated Literacy approach, we owe an immeasurable debt to Halliday's intellectual legacy, and particularly to his work in educational linguistics.  Wendy Cowey has written a personal reflection on...

Time for 'Pannikin and Pinta'

Now that Lake Eyre is filling with water, it's time to study the book Colin Thiele wrote to describe the consequences of the event for pelicans. Here are the NALP text notes.  Source:ABC News 30/05/2018  

Scholarships available for ALPAA...

Registration and travel scholarships

2018 Symposium in Adelaide

2018 ALPAA Symposium Scaffolding Academic Language

Chapter in new PETAA publication

ALPAA members who are also members of the Primary English Teachers' Association of Australia (PETAA) will be interested to see a chapter written by three ALPAA members in their latest publication Talking the Talk edited by Pauline Jones, Alyson Simpson and Anne Thwaite. The chapter is called ...

BRAINWAVES 2018: Scaffolding academic...

The first of the 2018 ALPAA Brainwaves series will run from 9th -13th April. It is hosted by Helen Harper and Bronwyn Parkin, and is based on the recent research project with the same name, funded by the Primary English Teachers' Association of Australia (PETAA).

Final report for PETAA research project...

In 2016, ALPAA members Helen Harper and Bronwyn Parkin won a research grant from the Primary English Teachers' Association of Australia (PETAA) to investigate how to use scaffolding strategies with science and maths. Their research sites were Maningrida College in Arnhem Land with Indigenous...

Scaffolding science with educationally...

Helen Harper and Bronwyn Parkin, both ALPAA members, won a grant in 2016 from the Primary English Teachers' Association of Australia (PETAA) to investigate scaffolding the language of science and maths with educationally marginalised students. They worked with four expert Accelerated Literacy...

International Systemic Functional...

Dear teachers   You’ll be looking forward to the end of the term and a little break.  Please find attached details of a conference hosted at UOW during the upcoming holidays.      ‘Transforming Contexts’ is the International Systemic Functional Linguistics annual conference and we’re expecting over...

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