33rd National SPERA Conference
27- 29 September 2017
SPERA, in partnership with the Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics at the University of Canberra, invites you to join us for the 33rd National SPERA Conference.
Rethinking Rurality: Writing the Rural into Policy and Practice
Hosted by University of Canberra, the 2017 conference will bring together a range of education professionals, school administrators, teacher educators, academics, pre-service teachers, community members and parents who are passionate about rural education.
Where: University of Canberra, Canberra
SPERA would like to thank the generous support of our sponsors.The 33rd National SPERA Conference is proud to be supported by:
•The University of Canberra Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics
• The Australian Institute of Sustainable Communities
• The STEM Education Research Centre (SERC)
• The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education
• Queensland Department of Education and Training
• Wykari Wines
Keynote Speakers include:
Professor Tom Lowrie – University of Canberra.
Professor John Fischetti – University of Newcastle.
Professor Daniela Stehlik – Griffith University.
Professor Linda Shields – Charles Sturt University.
Associate Professor Jacki Schirmer – University of Canberra.
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Friday 29th September is Rural Educators Day
This year the Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA) is holding a special rural educator’s day during its annual conference. The day has a specific focus on strengthening the connection between rural educators with policy stakeholders hopes to encourage and empower rural educators to have a bigger voice. The target audience is people who work in and around rural schools, including teacher educators who want to help prepare their students to work in a rural area. Certificates of Participation for professional learning requirements are available upon request. Download the full flyer here:\
Full Conference attendance includes the Rural Educators Day program.
Please Note: No refunds will be issued for any reason after Friday 18 August 2017.
SPERA would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which the University of Canberra is situated and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging.