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CoEDL Learning workshop 2018, 9–10 November, University of Melbourne

Learning, Outreach

CoEDL Learning Workshop 2018
November 9 & 10 2018, University of Melbourne
Discursive space, room 553, Arts West Building

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Program

Researchers in the Learning Program of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language have been working on studying language learning in previously under-researched areas including:

  • Children learning their first languages in Indigenous, multilingual and language shift contexts
  • Adults and children learning additional languages in urban, Indigenous and remote/other multicultural settings
  • The role of language in educational contexts for Indigenous children
  • Language processing in multi and bilingual children and adults

These topics have clear social, educational and economic implications for Australia and the region and this workshop is designed to consider the applications of the research generated around these topics by asking how we can influence policy and practices related to language learning which will make learning more relevant and effective? 

Friday, 9 November

9:00 – 9:10

Welcome and overview

9:10 – 9:20

Using Gesture to Teach Gathang

Rhonda Radley, Caroline Jones and Jose Hanham

9:20 – 9:30

Seven strategies for seven languages

Michael Walsh

9:30 – 9:40

NGARNI NGULUN: Putting away the paper props (and promps) and using our memories at the Ngarrindjeri Language Camp

Mary-Anne Gale

9:40 – 9:50

Questions and comments

9:50 – 10:00

A sister-school relationship frames a language and cultural exchange program in urban Darwin and remote Arnhem Land

Margaret Carew

10:00 – 10:10

Talking to learn: working bilingually in remote Aboriginal community schools

Susan Poetsch and Ailsa Purdon

10:10 – 10:20

Exploring language learning and use in remote bilingual classrooms of Warlpiri Schools

Emma Browne

10:20 – 10:30

A role for language documentation for teaching first language oral language in language maintenance bilingual education programs

Samantha Disbray, Carmel O'Shannessey, Gretel Macdonald and Barbara Martin

10:30 – 10:40

Questions and comments

10:40 – 11:10

Morning tea

11:10 – 11:20

So much responsibility, so few resources to draw upon: classroom teachers’ views as assessors of young Indigenous English Language Learners

Catherine Hudson and Denise Angelo

11:20 – 11:30

Education in the era of decolonization – Going to high school in Lifou (New Caledonia)

Catalina Torres

11:30 – 11:40

"Noticing" dialect differences

Carly Steele and Gillian Wigglesworth

11:40 – 11:50

Questions and comments

11:50 – 12:00

Re-examining the influence of school-level attendance rates on achievement in the ‘red-dirt’ context of very remote Aboriginal communities

Leonard Freeman

12:00 – 12:10

A language ecology view of Indigenous education policy and linguistic advocacy

Denise Angelo

12:10 – 12:20

Using Mawng language spatial terms in school

Cris Edmonds-Wathen

12:20 – 12:30

Questions and comments

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 14:30

CoEDL and Australian policy

Martin Blaszczyk, CoEDL Communications & Outreach Manager

14:30 – 16:00

Policy workshop session 

Afternoon tea available from 15:00

16:00 – 16:45

Report back and group discussion

16:45 – 17:00

Wrap up and next steps

 

Saturday 10 November

9:00 – 9:10

Welcome and overview

9:10 – 9:20

Developing ERLI (Early Remote Language Inventory)

Eugenie Collyer, Caroline Jones and Jaidine Fejo

9:20 – 9:30

The OZI-SF: Developing a parent checklist of vocabulary to support language outcomes

Chantelle Khamchuang, Marina Kalashnikova, Caroline Jones, Catherine Best, Cathy Kaplun, Kate Short, Anne Dwyer and Christa Lam-Cassettari

9:30 – 9:40

Developing an online course teaching Indigenous language to university students

Marcella Maloney and Cathy Bow

9:40 – 9:50

Questions and comments

9:50 – 10:00

Linguistic and metalinguistic training to supportuseof audio ‘chunks’ in language revitalization

Mark Richards, Josephine Lardy and Caroline Jones

10:00 – 10:10

Learning words from e-books: can young children encode phonological detail?

Alba Tuninetti, Catherine DeBrock, Christopher Fennell, Claartje Levelt, Liquan Liu, Haley Vlach and Paola Escudero

10:10 – 10:20

Techniques for anonymising a corpus of children’s language

Weicong Li and Caroline Jones

10:20 – 10:30

Speech Rhythm and Vowel Reduction in Barunga Kriol

Amit German

10:30 – 10:40

Questions and comments

10:40 – 11:10

Morning tea

11:10 – 11:20

The Effect of Perceptual Salience on Cross-Situational Word Learning

Jessica Bazouni, Karen Mulak, Paola Escudero and Gabrielle Weidemann

11:20 – 11:30

Investigating the needs and demands for home language (HL) maintenance for pre-schoolers in Greater Sydney through a survey and observational study of HL support currently provided

Gloria Pino Escobar, Alba Tuninetti, Christine Jones Diaz and Paola Escudero

11:30 – 11:40

Learning words from e-books: can young children encode phonological detail?

Alba Tuninetti, Catherine DeBrock, Christopher Fennell, Claartje Levelt, Liquan Liu, Haley Vlach and Paola Escudero

11:40 – 11:50

Questions and comments

11:50 – 12:00

Bridging the gap between cognitive abilities and word learning in young monolingual and bilingual children

Gloria Pino Escobar, Alba Tuninetti, Mark Antoniou and Paola Escudero

12:00 – 12:10

Early childhood educators’ perspectives on implementing language-enrichment strategies in a childcare setting

Anne Dwyer, Lee Rosas and Caroline Jones

12:10 – 12:20

What makesinfant-directedspeech so special? Examining the specific properties proposed to aid early word learning

Nicole Traynor, Paola Escudero, Gabrielle Weidemann and Christa Lam-Cassettari

12:20 – 12:30

Questions and comments

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 13:40

Acquisition of clause chains in Pitjantjatjara

Rebecca Defina

13:40 – 13:50

Children's development in Pitjantjatjara/ An adult's development of a project

Lucy Davidson

13:50 – 14:00

Learning Light Warlpiri and Warlpiri

Carmel O’Shannessy

14:00 – 14:10

Questions and comments

14:10 – 14:20

Exploring receptive competences at Warruwi Community

Ruth Singer

14:20 – 14:30

Aspects of children’s language learning and its social context in the Ku Waru region of highland Papua New Guinea

Alan Rumsey

14:30 – 14:40

Gesture use and the noun phrase in Murrinhpatha

Barbara Kelly

14:40 – 14:50

Questions and comments

14:50 – 15:45

Collaborative projects workshop

Afternoon tea available from 15:00

15:45 – 16:15

Collaboratives projects presentations

16:15 – 16:30

Wrap up and next steps

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University

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