Future visions

  • Margie Borschke (Speaker)
  • Catharine Lumby (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


We are in a world of constant change where what we knew is not what we need to know. The revolution is not just about what is knowledge but how that knowledge is being shared. Texts are changing their form and their purpose, inviting audiences to participate in new ways, embracing the possibilities offered by new technologies, challenging our understanding of text, of what it means, how we read it and how we share it. The shifting boundaries of textuality will be explored in this panel to see how much is new and how much is actually a reinvention. The important question for us, however, is how do we take this new world into the classroom without reducing the new to superficiality? How can we have a deeper conversation about the changing nature of texts that extends our students and leads to deeper and more meaningful understanding of our place in the world of texts?
Period10 Jul 2020
Event titleIf conference ..Australian Association for the Teaching of English, the International Federation for the Teaching of English and the English Teachers Association, New South Wales.
Event typeConference
LocationSydney, Australia, New South WalesShow on map