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THIS IS WHY I READ – A conference for teacher librarians, library managers, librarians, teachers and school leaders.


Presented by SLAV in partnership with the NGV, Friday November 22nd, 2013

8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the NGV International – 10 St Kilda Road, Melbourne.


The theme of this conference is reading and the experience and value of reading in today’s world.


Access to text has never been greater, however, literacy rates are decreasing and the ability of read effectively can be the cause of major disadvantage and social divide. 


So what is the place of reading for our students, how does it fit into the Australian Curriculum and how does reading impact on other literacies required to be a successful learner?


This conference encourages you to reflect on your own interpretation of what it means to read and the impact that has on your teaching, learning and school library collection and the importance of reading and literacy within the Australian Curriculum. 


Presentations include : Dr Christine Nicholls, Senior Lecturer in Australian Studies at Flinders University who will present the keynote address.  Michelle Stockley, Senior Educator NGV who will explore the resources of the NGV that can be used in support of the Australian curriculum. 


A panel discussion “Is reading changing and why do we read?” will seek opinions from Dr Susan La Marca, Kirsty Murray, Jordi Kerr, Davina Bell, and Jasmine Chua .


Concurrent sessions will be held in the morning at NGVI and after lunch in NGVA and will include author Kirsty Murray, Melbourne NOW artist Maree Clarke, Davina Bell, editor for the Our Australian Girl and Do You Dare at Penguin Random House and Educators from the NGV.


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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

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A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens

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Great to see this type of discussion happening.

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thinking, creativity and content – workshops for all school library team members. Oct 14 2013

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