Program

We are excited to announce our Keynote Speakers for the Conference.

Professor Sam Sellar, Dean of Research, Education Futures University of South Australia will open the conference Monday morning with his Keynote “Raising aspiration”: A reflection on two decades of widening participation policy and practice.

We finish day 1 with a Student Voice session titled “Enabling education has shaped me as a teacher……”

Dr Nicole Crawford, Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania Campus Coordinator, Pre-degree Programs opens day 2 of the conference with a Keynote Presentation titled “On or under the radar?” Supporting student and staff mental wellbeing.

The conference closes with a Heads and friends of Enabling, featuring President of NAEEA Executive Karen Seary, Central Queensland University, Professor Sharron King, University of SA, Professor Thomas Roche, Southern Cross University, Associate Professor Anna Bennett, University of Newcastle and Professor Karen Nelson, UniSQ.

Monday 5 December

Morning Keynote Presentation

Professor Sam Sellar
Dean of Research, Education Futures
University of South Australia

“Raising aspiration”: A reflection on two decades of widening participation policy and practice

Afternoon Student Voice Session

Enabling education has shaped me as a teacher……

Hear from enabling alumni who have gone into a career in teaching who reflect on how coming through an enabling pathway has shaped them as a teacher. If our role in enabling is to disrupt educational disadvantage, then we have queried whether our students take this lens with them into their teaching careers, and do they consider how their teaching can be inclusive and contribute to a widening participation agenda? Or to pose this in another way, have the discourses of social justice in education had an impact on the practices and teacher subjectivity of enabling alumni?

Tuesday 6 December

Morning Keynote Presentation

Dr Nicole Crawford
Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania Campus Coordinator,
Pre-degree Programs, Launceston.
University of Tasmania

“On or under the radar?” Supporting student and staff mental wellbeing

Closing Panel Session

Heads and friends of Enabling

Considering the conference theme ‘Reimagining enabling in higher education’, panelists will be prompted to discuss their own vision for the enabling sector and the goals the sector and its people need to prioritise for the security and sustainability of enabling programs.