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Monday 31 October–Wednesday 2 November 2016
ATSIMA, along with the Aboriginal Communities of the Dharawal and Yuin peoples of the Illawarra and South East Coast, is excited to announce its second Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance conference.
The conference will bring together a collaboration of leaders, educators and stakeholders from Community, education, research, and business sectors around Australia.
The main focus for ATSIMA 2016 is Quality Learning and Teaching in mathematics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners: one of the main outcomes from ATSIMA 2014 conference. The by-line Value us Value our education Value our future encapsulates the core principles behind quality learning and teaching. At the heart of these principles is the notion of meaningful relationships.
ATSIMA is committed to facilitate the development of relationships between Community, Education and Business sectors. As highlighted in ATSIMA 2014, we need to move beyond the pipeline mentality of separate sectors waiting for the next cohort to a new paradigm of meaningful relationships between all sectors: an ecosystem of relationships. ATSIMA 2016 will explore what quality teaching and learning means under this new paradigm.
The conference will have three main parts with each part being themed by Value us, Value our education and Value our future.
Value us will privilege the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from across Australia especially the Dharawal and Yuin peoples of the Illawarra and South East Coast: the land the conference is held on. We will hear about education from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective and their relationship with the education system. We would like to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander principals, teachers and teacher aides and their colleagues to discuss what they perceive to be quality learning and teaching in mathematics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners. Submit an abstract or research paper
Value our education will have to types of presentations: 1) a showcase of practices and 2) research presentations. The showcase of practice is specifically geared towards teachers demonstrating pedagogy in mathematics that has a significant impact on learning outcomes in mathematics. The research presentations will focus on the current research projects and major projects that aim to improve educational outcomes from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners in mathematics. We would particularly value presentations that demonstrate meaningful relationships between:
- Community and teachers
- teachers and Indigenous education workers
- teachers and researchers
Note that these are not excluding criteria but abstracts will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Submit an abstract or research paper
Value our future: For this part of the conference, we would encourage business to present on their employment programs and how they are connecting with Communities and the education sector to create employment pathways. We would also encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities to present their vision for the future and explore how this fits with current employment pathways and education. This will be the start of creating meaningful relationships across the three sectors. Submit an abstract or research paper
Be part of this exciting event!