Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction Allison Skerrett was invited to deliver a keynote address at the Australian Association of Literacy Educators and Australian Literacy and English Educators annual joint conference from July 8-11.
Skerrett’s keynote, “Transitionally Tailored Redesigns of the Art of English in Response to a Globalized World,” addressed the social and educational lives and literacies of transnational students, those who participate in life across multiple nations. She presented curriculum and instruction approaches for teachers in English and literacy to use to make learning more intentionally responsive to the resources and needs of transnational students.
While at the conference, Skerrett also facilitated a workshop session where teachers had the opportunity to discuss and reflect on their own teaching contexts, student populations, and curricula and explore how they might integrate the ideas presented into their own education practices.
Skerrett was one of only two U.S. professors who were invited to deliver keynote addresses at the joint conference.