English teachers and leaders often feel like they are navigating a full sea, with the ripples of change a regular feature of school life. In 2022 the AISNSW English Conference will explore our theme, On Such a Full Sea from different perspectives. English teachers are charting a course through new ways of perceiving their subject, changing curriculum, and the impact of remote learning. Each wave of change requires a reconsideration of what is taught, how it is taught, and what students learn.
The Conference will explore how developments in the teaching of English may offer opportunities, which, ‘taken at the flood’, lead to improved student outcomes. Alongside this, presenters will explore how contemporary literature is responding to our times, where talk of a ‘full sea’ is no longer just a metaphor, and texts might illuminate the relationship between humans and their environment. ‘On such a full sea are we now afloat; And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures.’ ( Julius Caesar, IV.III)
This professional learning experience meets the criteria for NESA Accredited PD in the Priority Area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum.