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2017 Conference

The 2017 SPERA Conference will be held at the University of Canberra

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2017 Conference

The 2017 SPERA Conference will be held at the University of Canberra

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33rd National SPERA Conference

                It is nearly here the

      33rd National SPERA Conference

               27- 29 September 2017


SPERA, in partnership with the Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics at the University of Canberra, invites you to join us for the 33rd National SPERA Conference.

Rethinking Rurality: Writing the Rural into Policy and Practice

Hosted by University of Canberra, the 2017 conference will bring together a range of education professionals, school administrators, teacher educators, academics, pre-service teachers, community members and parents who are passionate about rural education.

Where: University of Canberra, Canberra

SPERA would like to thank the generous support of our sponsors.The 33rd National SPERA Conference is proud to be supported by:

•The University of Canberra Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics
• The Australian Institute of Sustainable Communities
• The STEM Education Research Centre (SERC)
• The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education
• Queensland Department of Education and Training
• Wykari Wines

Keynote Speakers include:
Professor Tom Lowrie – University of Canberra.
Professor John Fischetti – University of Newcastle.
Professor Daniela Stehlik – Griffith University.
Professor Linda Shields – Charles Sturt University.
Associate Professor Jacki Schirmer – University of Canberra.

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Download the program here:

Friday 29th September is Rural Educators Day 

This year the Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA) is holding a special rural educator’s day during its annual conference. The day has a specific focus on strengthening the connection between rural educators with policy stakeholders hopes to encourage and empower rural educators to have a bigger voice. The target audience is people who work in and around rural schools, including teacher educators who want to help prepare their students to work in a rural area.  Certificates of Participation for professional learning requirements are available upon request. Download the full flyer here:\

Full Conference attendance includes the Rural Educators Day program.

Haven’t Registered Yet? Simply CLICK HERE

Please Note: No refunds will be issued for any reason after Friday 18 August 2017.

SPERA would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which the University of Canberra is situated and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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