Hot Topics Seminar for English Teachers: Is generative AI hot… or sizzling?

A professional learning seminar for Preservice teachers, early career teachers, practising teachers, HODs and out-of-field teachers.
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Monday 4th September
5 – 5:45pm, AEST
Cost: $40 p/p
Delivered online

AITSL developments outcomes

About this Course

Would you like to hear about the latest research into English education and what it means for your classroom, faculty and school?

Deakin University, in partnership with the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English (VATE), is delivering online professional learning Hot Topics seminar in 2023. These seminars, led by Dr Lucinda McKnight and industry expert Leon Furze (both former English teachers), this seminar will bring teachers up to date with all the controversies, theories, strategies and tips for dealing with this latest massive change.

Why you should come:

  • access findings that are often behind journal paywalls, in a fast-paced and highly relevant format.
  • gain multiple practical ideas for how this research can be translated into classroom practice
  • share the implications of this research for your own context.
  • devise ways to adapt, transform or be inspired by new findings.
  • enjoy opportunities for professional discussion, debate and networking.
  • demonstrate your commitment to evidence-informed practice.

What you need to know:

  • the seminars will be recorded for participants’ access afterwards, and for those who are unable to attend in person.
  • different research will be covered in each session.
  • the fee for each session is for cost recovery only.

Aligned with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

      • 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 7.4

    Cost: $40 p/p 


    To register for the programs, visit our registration page


    Dr Lucinda McKnight

    Dr Lucinda McKnight

    Senior Lecturer

    Dr Lucinda McKnight is a current Australian Research Council (ARC) Fellow undertaking a national study of the teaching of writing. She is an experienced English teacher and English teacher educator and current member of the Council for the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English (VATE). Lucinda presents locally, nationally and internationally on English education and publishes in a wide range of academic journals, including English in Australia, English in Education and Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education

    Leon Furze

    Leon Furze

    Leon Furze is a PhD student, experienced educator, consultant and educational writer. Leon has taught English, Literature and Digital Technologies in Australia and the UK for over fifteen years, and was formerly a Director of Learning and Teaching. In 2016 he completed his Master of Education at the University of Melbourne, focusing on how Professional Learning can mitigate the risk of burnout in teachers. His PhD is focused on the professional and practical implications of Generative AI for teachers.

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