islPAL - International Society for Leadership in Pedagogy and Learning

Pedagogies and Learning

islPAL International Society for Leadership in Pedagogies and Learning Inc.
Second International Conference on Leadership in Pedagogies and Learning


Working from the wisdom within.

04 – 05 August 2012 Stuartholme School, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

2012 is the year to take stock and value the professional educator and teaching quality.

Workshops and presentations by teachers and researchers include:                                   

  • The latest school-based research                     
  • The National Curriculum
  • Literacy and science 
  • e-learning and higher-order thinking skills
  • Using data to inform practice
  • Student Engagement
  • Teacher talk and quality classroom questions
  • Teaching strategies for 21st century learning

This conference aims to bring together local and international teachers, learners and researchers to share their knowledge and experiences through the findings of original research, workshops and snapshots of pedagogy that focus on quality teaching and real improvements in learning. It will take an evidence-based approach and stimulate professional conversations about authoritative and emerging pedagogies that are currently improving students’ learning across sectors and disciplines worldwide.

Professional Development Certificates will be presented to all keynotes, presenters and attendees.

The Program


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Saturday 04 August 2011

Conference 8.30am –5.15 pm

Join us in a Pre-dinner Wisdom Circle

This will be an informal session where the day's speakers and the attendees have an opportunity to share ideas, raise questions and engage in critical dialogue. Keynotes will share their thoughts on the promise of what could be and the challenges of educating wisely. Insights from participants will be encouraged and valued.


Sunday 05 August 2011

Conference 8.30am –4.15pm



2 Day Conference attendance                                                      $300.00 (incl GST)

1 Day Conference attendance                                                      $150.00 (incl GST)

Due to popular demand we are now offering half day registrations

1 x Half Day Conference attendance $80.00

2 x Half Days Conference attendance (e.g. Sat AM & Sun PM) $150.00

Please state preference clearly on the registration form.

islPAL Members receive a 20% discount

Group bookings of 3 or more receive 20% discount

Full time students receive 30% discount on Conference attendance

Volunteers: Pre-service and post-career teachers who would like to assist with small but time consuming tasks for the Conference check here for concessions.

Payment: By direct deposit or cheque. Credit card payments can be processed through PayPal only.

Register here for the conference

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Call for Proposals

We encourage the presentation of research papers, workshops and snapshots of pedagogy. Download proposal form

Papers submitted for presentation at the conference are due by 31st March 2012.

Snapshots of Pedagogy

Share and learn with others.

  • Workshop, group interview, symposium, demonstration, discussion, learning circle, examples of work, pedagogical chat – what works, what doesn’t? Other suggestions? Download proposal form

Keynote Speakers

Check out our full list of International and Australian Keynotes.

Our keynote speakers will lead key conference strands and participate in our collaborative professional learning community.


REGISTER HERE for the 2012 conference.

2012 islPAL Conference

Planning has started for our next conference which will take place 4-5 August 2012.


  • To gather together teachers and researchers local, interstate and internationally who have an interest in high quality pedagogies and effective learning for safe, sustainable living, life long learning and individual and community well-being.
  • to share ideas for future teaching, learning and research and collaboration.

The Venue - Stuartholme School

The Society believes in leading by example. It's commitment to its values is expressed through its events and activities. The Society sought a school whose values are in alignment with the values of the Society and whose name has been associated with pedagogical innovation.

Stuartholme's goals which focus on social justice, its international links, and it's association with and commitment to innovative pedagogical practices (The Innovation and Best Practices Report , Cuttence, 2001; The Next Generation Learning Project 2007-2008 AGQTP and subsequent implementation of 1:1 iLearn programme across the school) encouraged the committee to approach the school to host this event.  The Society is grateful to Stuartholme for agreeing to the request.

Stuartholme School is situated in the foothills of Mt Coot-tha, between Brisbane city and the Brisbane Forrest Park. It is 5km from the city centre and commands views over the city and out to the islands of Moreton Bay. 

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The Conference Committee

A Conference Organising Executive Committee has been established to organise this event. Dr Shirley O'Neill, Mrs Christine Dunbar (e-learning Director, Stuartholme), Dr Jennifer Fisher and Mrs Ruby Peinke are co-ordinating the event.

Please contact islPAL with any queries in relation to the 2012 Conference.