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WELCOME

The Chair of ATSIMA, Prof. Chris Matthews invites you to support and participate in the 4th Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA) National Conference. 

This conference will be the first mathematics education conference held in a Yolngu Community. It will provide delegates the opportunity to be immersed in a Yolngu Community, in Yolngu Language and Culture and explore the teaching and learning of mathematics that values our cultures.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to learn and collaborate with others around the ATSIMA vision ‘All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners will be successful in mathematics.’ ATSIMA previous conferences estabilshed the need to have a revolution in mathematics education to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners. The theme for ATSIMA 2020 Nhe Waŋana Nhe Djämamirriyaŋa Speak It You Create It furthers the idea of a revolution in education. Nhe Waŋana - Speak it, refers to the importance of valuing all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages in education. A need for a bilingual education where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners have the opportunity to learn in their language throughout the education journey. All languages encapsulate important concepts about the world, Nhe Djämamirriyaŋana - You create it, is about understanding these important concepts, their relationship to mathematics and how we can create a future together.

The conference will be shaped by the philosophies that have underpined the development of Garma Mathematics at Yirrkala Community School and, through this structure, we will explore what it means to understand mathematics from Yolŋu perspectives, including other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, and Western perpsectives. From moving through these different cultural landscapes we will build stronger connections and work together to reshape Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education in mathematics.

Be part of this exciting event!

Prof. Chris Matthews
Chair ATSIMA

N.B. The conference will be in English language.

  Yirrkala, North East Arnhem Land

SPONSORS

Sponsorship opportunities available see more details here.

PRINCIPAL CONFERENCE PARTNER

BHP Foundation

 

 

  

 

BRONZE SPONSOR

Government of South Australia Department for Education

University of Technology Sydney

 

 

 

 

 

 

INKIND SPONSOR

Sea Swift

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEY DATES

REGISTRATION

NOW OPEN - opened 6/11/19, click here to register

SUBMISSIONS

  1. General Presentations
    Abstracts are due on Friday 1 May 2020. 
  2. Conference papers are preferred prior to the conference but can be submitted by  Friday 28 August 2020

THIRD ANNOUNCEMENT

Third Announcement
released 3/2/20
 

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

Second Announcement
released 6/11/19

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

First Announcement
released 24/9/19

BULLETIN BOARD

Conference Accommodation Airbnb

There is accommodation available in Nhulunbuy for the conference dates currently on Airbnb as of 28/2/20.

DELEGATES LOOKING TO SHARE ACCOMMODATION

If you would like to share accommodation to reduce costs, please contact Melinda Pearson melindapearson@atsima.org for details of possible connection with other delegates. 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Registration is now open click here to register for ATSIMA 2020.

See registration fees here.

DETAILS

THEME 
'Nhe Waŋana' 'Nhe Djämamirriyaŋa'
'Speak It' 'You Create It'

DATE 
Monday 27th to Wednesday 29th July 2020

Please note change of dates of conference now concluding afternoon Wednesday 29th July not Thursday 30th July due to availabilities of flights out of Nhulunbuy on the 30th July 2020.

Please note: GARMA Festival of Traditional Cultures begins Friday 31 July 2020 to Monday 3 August 2020

FLIGHTS

Qantas and Airnorth fly to Nhulunbuy (also known as Gove) which is about 17km from Yirrkala.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is limited you will need to ring the hotels to book and say you are an ATSIMA conference delegate ... if you try to book online everything will appear to be booked out already - see details of hotels and camping options here.

Walkabout Lodge Nhulunbuy

Gove Peninsula Hotel

LOCATION

Yirrkala Community,
North East Arnhem Land, NT 
See more details about planning your trip here.

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