Presented in association with Australian ECSI Professional Learning Consortium.
On behalf of Catholic Theological College, University of Divinity and the Australian ECSI Professional Learning Consortium, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to the National Recontextualising Pedagogy Conference. The conference grew out of a wish to share research by a team of Victorian Catholic Education System leaders who worked with teachers to learn more about developing teacher practice in recontextualization. The focus of the conference has since been expanded to celebrate the response of Catholic education in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and South Australia to the findings of ongoing ECSI research and the call to promote a recontextualising dialogue approach.
- Monday 29 November: 9am – 6pm
- Tuesday 30 November: 9am – 4pm
- Cost: $250 per person for 2 days
The call for workshops has resulted in 21 offerings around four areas as they pertain to recontextualisation:
- Leadership in the ECSI space
- Teacher Practice
- Professional Formation
- Student agency
Workshops are facilitated by leaders and practitioners from all areas of Catholic Education who offer their experience, expertise and practical insights into recontextualizing approaches. Keynote speakers from Victoria, New South Wales and Leuven re-think the implications of recontextualization for teachers, students and the broader Church. A panel discussion involving some of those involved in the CTC sponsored research into recontextualization will share their first-hand experiences. For full details of Keynotes, workshops, presenters and to register your choice of workshops see the web page link on the flyer attached.
This conference has been approved for 12 hours of accredited professional learning in religious education. Contact your state Catholic Education system for more information.
A Format Reflecting the Times
The conference will be delivered in a hybrid format to afford you the opportunity to participate in ways that allow a flexible response to the unpredictable times. State hubs have been set up which will provide hospitality, technical support and networking opportunities. Whether you are attending in person at your state hub or participating from the comfort of your home or office – should this be necessary – you will experience the same program, at the same great rate of $250.00 for the two days. While previous advertising suggested a dinner option, this has since been cancelled and Annemie Dillen will be joining us from KU Leuven to be the twilight Keynote speaker on Day 1.
- Victoria: Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Pde, East Melbourne
- New South Wales: Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, 470 Church St, North Parramatta
- South Australia: Catholic Education Office, Conference Centre, 116 George St, Thebarton
- Cairns: Pullman International, 17 Abbott St, Cairns City
- Townsville: McGuire Room at Townsville Catholic Education Office, 2 Gardenia Ave, Kirwan
- Rockhampton: Catholic Education Diocese of Rockhampton Office, 143 West Street, Allenstown,
- Brisbane: O’Shea Centre, 19 Lovedale St, Wilston
Click here for more information on the keynotes and workshops.
Note: COVID restrictions may apply.
You will need to book online for each session separately. Click on the links for each session on the Keynotes and Workshops page.
Day 1: Monday 29 November
|9.00am||Prayer and Welcome: Very Rev. Dr Kevin Lenehan|
|9.15am||Keynote: Recontextualising Tradition|
|10.00am||Questions and Dialogue|
|11.00am||Workshops Session 1|
|12.00pm||Workshops Session 2|
|2.00pm||Workshops Session 3|
|3.00pm||Workshops Session 4|
|4.00pm||Close and break|
|5.00pm||Keynote: Theologising with Children: Multiple Faces of Student’s Agency|
|5.40pm||Dialogue and Questions|
Day 2: Tuesday 30 November
|9.00am||Prayer and Dialogue: What stayed with you from yesterday?|
|9.20am||Keynote: Catholic Identity in a Time Such as This|
|10.00am||Questions and Dialogue|
|11.00am||Workshops Session 5|
|12.00pm||Panel Discussion: Recontextualising Pedagogy Research|
|2.30pm||Workshops Session 6|
|3.30pm||Plenary Session: National Discussion Process|