Education and Arts
Seizing the moment
The theme of 'Seizing the moment' has been chosen to represent the application of SFL theory in responding to a range of significant 'moments' in the academic, workplace and public domain.
Those moments include: the development of the Australian Curriculum: English; the proliferation of technologies and accompanying modalities affecting all aspects of the media; the call of the Melbourne Declaration for the development of deep discipline knowledge.
These events have occurred in the context of continuing concerns that young people from low socioeconomic and Indigenous backgrounds are underrepresented among high achievers in education and employment.
The systems of SFL theory and its applications provide resources for seizing and responding to these moments in a variety of ways which will be explored during the three days of the conference.