NATSIEC Program Summary

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Conference

19—21 November 2018

NATSIEC program summary as at August 2018 – over 40 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander presenters and facilitators.

NATSIEC 2018 features 40 workshops, 10 keynote/plenaries, cultural performances and conference dinner—view list of NATSIEC speakers.

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Please Note: Program subject to change


Day 1

0800 Registration opens
Plenary 1: Community empowerment through advocacy and Effective policy

NATSIEC 2018 Welcome and Aims: Professor Peter Buckskin PSM FACE, Chair, SAAETCC
Keynote Address: Australian Government Strategy: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

1030 Morning tea
Workshop 1: Our voices in education policy and advocacy
1100 Workshop 1.1
Community partnerships
Workshop 1.2
NAEP policy & strategy revisited
Workshop 1.3
Effective school leadership
Workshop 1.4
Higher education reforms
Workshop 1.5
Remote area opportunities
1230 Lunch
Plenary 2: Culturally responsive learning and teaching

Keynote Address: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Curriculum Project

1445 Afternoon tea
Workshop 2: Curriculum and Pedagogy reform
1500 Workshop 2.1
Strong culture and languages
Workshop 2.2
Culturally responsive curriculum
Workshop 3.3
Empowering teachers
Workshop 2.4
Education and health nexus
Workshop 2.5
VET and Higher education pathways
1630 Day 1 workshops conclude
NATSIEC 2018 Welcome Reception

Kaurna welcome and delegate networking

1830 Reception concludes


Day 2

0800 Registration opens
Plenary 3: Pathways to excellence

Keynote Address: Changing our Mindsets on STEM
Keynote Address: Engaging and Empowering Through Education

1030 Morning tea
Workshop 3: 21st Century study and career pathways
Workshop 3.1
STEM perspectives and practice
Workshop 3.2
Pathways to excellence
Workshop 3.3
Early years education
Workshop 3.4
Directions in higher education
Workshop 3.5
Emerging and empowering careers
1230 Lunch
PLENARY 4: Identity, race and racism

Keynote Address: Identity, Race and Racism—Impacts on Australian Education
ActNow Theatre presentation

1430 Afternoon tea
Workshop 4: Empowerment—Strong Identity, Overcoming Racism
1500 Workshop 4.1
Theatre Performance:
Responding to Racism
Workshop 4.2
Yarning Circle:
Community Empowerment
Workshop 4.3
Yarning Circle:
School and Pre-school Education
Workshop 4.4
Yarning Circle:
Higher Education and VET
Workshop 4.5
Yarning Circle:
Transitions to Work
1630 Day 2 workshops conclude
1830 Tram departs Glenelg to function centre
NATSIEC 2018 Conference dinner

The Junction Centre, Morphettville

2030 Dinner concludes


Day 3

0800 Registration opens
Plenary 5: Our youth, our futures

Keynote Address: Youth Aspirations, Culture, Resilience and Enterprise

Keynote Address: Youth Empowerment and Excellence

Panel: How can youth have a transformative effect on education for our people?

1030 Morning tea
Workshop 5: Future Actions
1100 Workshop 5.1
Community voice
Workshop 5.2
Workforce capability
Workshop 5.3
Youth aspirations and actions
Workshop 5.4
Pathways to excellence
Workshop 5.5
Funding Transparency
1230 Lunch
Plenary 6: Conclusion and Next Steps

NATSIEC Delegates Call to Action—Informing Our Future

World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) Announcement

Closing Summary, NATSIEC 2018 Conference Statement

1445 Handover ceremony
1500 NATSIEC conclusion, delegates depart


NATSIEC 2018 is proudly supported by:

Government of South Australia