Conference keynotes and papers

Invited keynotes (2014-2019)

  • Drawing, talking and writing: Reciprocal meaning making processes, Early Years State wide Professional Learning Day, Launceston Tasmania, 28 June 2019.
  • Writing in the early literacy program, Literacy: What works and why? NSW Institute for Educational Research in association with UNSW School of Education, June 26, 2018.
  • Handwriting, Keyboarding, or both? Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) and Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA) National Conference, ‘Margin to Mainstream: Cutting Edge’, Hobart, July 6-9, 2017.
  • From sign creation to sign use. National Reading Conference, Iceland, Sept 2016.
  • From sign creation to sign use. Strathclyde University, Scotland, Sept 2016.
  • Writing and Reading Recovery. Victorian Reading Recovery Teacher Conference, Melbourne, April 29, 2016.
  • Draw, Talk, Write. Early Childhood Australia Conference, Melbourne, May 27-28, 2016.
  • Becoming a Writer. Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) Twilight Seminar (simultaneous broadcast to 13 sites across Vic), Sept 17, 2014.
  • Interactive Writing and the interactive whiteboard. Australian Literacy Educators Association, State Conference, Melbourne, Sept 12, 2014.
  • Becoming a writer. Aboriginal Health NSW State Conference, Sydney, May 28-29, 2014.
  • Emergent literacy and creativity belong together. Pearson Education Kindergarten/Prep Conferences: Adventures in Early Childhood: Imagining and Creating Innovative Cultures of Learning, Sydney, March 20-21; Melbourne, May 1-2; Brisbane, March 27-28, 2014.
  • The Reading, Writing Relationship: Understanding Developing Readers and Writers’.Catholic Education Curriculum Conference/Early Years Conference, Rockhampton, 2014.
  • Supporting writing in the first two years of school.Catholic Education Office Early Years and Reading Recovery Teacher Conference, Adelaide, 2014.

Conference papers (2014-2019)

  • Mackenzie, N.M. (2019). The Alphabetic Principle: teaching children how to ‘look at’ and ‘write’ the letters of the alphabet. The ALEA National Conference, Melbourne, July 12, 2019.
  • Mackenzie, N.M. (2018). Are We Disadvantaging Students By Neglecting To Teach Transcription Skills? The European Conference on Educational Research, Inclusion and Exclusion, Resources for Educational research? Bolzano Italy, 4-7 Sept 2018.
  • Daffern, T., Mackenzie, N.M. (2018). When learning to spell is challenging: Insights from eight Australian children and their teachers, The European Conference on Educational Research, Inclusion and Exclusion, Resources for Educational research? Bolzano Italy, 4-7 Sept 2018.
  • Thompson, N., & Mackenzie, N.M. (2018).  Exclusion From Enabling Literacies: Children’s Perspectives of Becoming Literate in Changing Times, The European Conference on Educational Research, Inclusion and Exclusion, Resources for Educational research? Bolzano Italy, 4-7 Sept 2018.
  • Mackenzie, N.M. (2018)I am learning to write but we don’t get time to draw at school, Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) and Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA) National Conference, The Art of English: language, literature, literacy, Perth 8-11 July 2018.
  • Mackenzie, N.M. (2018)Handwriting and keyboarding skills: How well are students equipped to cope with the demands of writing in Year 7?Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) and Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA) National Conference, The Art of English: language, literature, literacy, Perth 8-11 July 2018.
  • Daffern, T., Mackenzie, N.M. (2018). The art of teaching transcription skills in the early years of school: Spelling and Handwriting, Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) and Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA) National Conference, The Art of English: language, literature, literacy, Perth 8-11 July 2018.
  • Daffern, T., Mackenzie, N.M. (2018). Perils of learning to spell: Insights from eight Australian children and their teachers, 42nd Annual IARLD Conference, Ghent, Belgium, 2-3 July 2018.
  • Daffern, T., Mackenzie, N.M. (2017). Perils of learning to spell: Insights from eight Australian children and their teachers, Australian Association of Educational Research National Conference: Breakthrough, Canberra, (Nov 2017).
  • Thompson, N., & Mackenzie, N.M. (2017). Through the eyes of children: Using supercomplexity to re-imagine literacy possibilities. Re-imagining Education for Democracy Summit, Springfield, Queensland (13-15 Nov)
  • Scull, J., Mackenzie, N.M., Harrison, L., & Thompson, N. (2017). Exploring adult-child conversations to support young writers, 69th OMEP World Assembly and International Conference, Opatioja, Croatia, (June 19-24).
  • Daffern, T., Mackenzie, N.M. (2017). Perils of learning to spell: Insights from eight Australian children (and their teachers), Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) and Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA) National Conference, ‘Margin to Mainstream: Cutting Edge’, Hobart, (July 6-9)
  • Mackenzie, N.M. (2015). What Do Preschool Teachers Understand About Children’s Writing Transitions? European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Budapest, (September 7-11).
  • Daffern, T.,& Mackenzie, N.M. (2015). Does Triple Word Form Theory provide a useful framework from which to assess proficiency in spelling? European Conference on Educational Research, Budapest (September 7-11).
  • Mackenzie, N.M. (2015).Powerful partnerships in Australia: university, public institution, primary schools and pre-schools. Association of Teacher Education in Europe, Glasgow (August 22-26).
  • Ling, L., & Mackenzie, N.M. (2015). Partnerships and professional learning: navigating the unknown. Association of Teacher Education in Europe, Glasgow (August 22-26).
  • Daffern, T.,& Mackenzie, N.M. (2015). Does proficiency in spelling, grammar and punctuation predict success in writing? European Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction, Cyprus (August 2015).
  • Mackenzie, N.M. (2015).Nurturing future wordsmiths: A focus on vocabulary. ALEA/AATE National Conference Canberra (July3-6).
  • Mackenzie, N.M. (2015).Nurturing young writers: creating multimodal texts from the beginning. ALEA/AATE National Conference Canberra (July 3-6).
  • Daffern, T.,& Mackenzie, N.M. (2015). Explicitly teaching spelling strategies: Does it lead to compliance or curiosity? ALEA/AATE National Conference Canberra (July 3-6).
  • Mackenzie, N.M., & Edwards-Groves, C. (2014). Learning to teach contemporary literacies: Pre-service teachers and school students co-construct multimodal texts. American Education Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia.
  • Mackenzie, N., & Daffern, T. Building strong writers: Creating a balance between the authorial and secretarial elements of writing. ALEA/AATE National Conference Darwin (July, 2014)
  • Edwards-Groves, C., & Mackenzie, N.M. (2014). “I didn’t realise they knew so much”: What pre-service teachers learn through interacting with students in classrooms. American Education Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia.
  • Veresov, N., & Mackenzie, N.M. (2014). Principles of cultural-historical research methodology: What it is and how it works? International Society for Cultural Research and Activity Theory (ISCAR) Congress, Sydney (July).
  • Veresov, N., & Mackenzie, N.M. (2014). Cultural-historical genetic research methodology (GRM) in early childhood studies: What it is and how it works, International Research in Early Childhood Education, “Children’s Rights to Early Education”, Santiago, Chile (January).

Selected invited conference presentations (2015-2020)

  • Nurturing young writers, ALEA CQ, 8/8/20
  • From ‘mark making’ to writing in early education, SA Literacy Summit, 2020, Adelaide, 28//2/20
  • Nurturing Young Writers, Tasmanian Department of Education, Launceston, 27/06/19
  • Handwriting, Keyboarding and the Alphabet,  ALEA CQ,  Aug10, 2019 Rockhampton
  • Read Aloud and Vocabulary Development ALEA CQ,  Aug10, 2019 Rockhampton
  • Keeping the focus on meaning, S.A. Literacy Summit, 2019:  Accelerating literacy growth for every child in every preschool and school to achieve world class literacy learning, Adelaide, Feb 26, 2019
  • Let’s talk about Finland: Lessons Learned, NSW Department of Education and Training Principals, Albury, May 29, 2017
  • Draw, Talk, Write, Moonee Ponds City Council, Early Years Educator Conference Jan 18, 2017
  • Writing analysis and reading recovery. Victorian Reading Recovery Tutor Conference, Melbourne, April 29, 2016.
  • Writing in the early years of school. Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA), Hobart, February 17-18, 2016
  • Nurturing young wordsmiths. Australian Literacy Educators Association Sydney and Sydney Sth, May 4-5, 2016
  • Writing analysis and reading recovery. Victorian Reading Recovery Tutor Conference, Melbourne, Nov 19-20, 2015
  • Writing in the early years of school. Australian Literacy Educators Association, South Tasmania, Feb 26, 2015

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