Feminist Teacher Symposium 2018

GEA FEMINIST TEACHER SYMPOSIUM 2018, NeW Space, The University of Newcastle, Australia


Join us on Sunday, December 9 from 8:30-3pm for a daylong symposium gathering teachers, scholars, and activists to discuss intersectional feminist and inclusive approaches to pedagogy. Throughout the day, teachers will have the opportunity to forge new partnerships, learn and share strategies, and reflect on their practice with international researchers and expert teachers.


This first-ever symposium, delivered as part of the 2018 international Gender and Education Association conference hosted by the University of Newcastle, will cover topics such as intersectional feminist theory; feminist digital literacies; anti-bullying and harassment; student-led activism and civic engagement; and inclusive pedagogical practices suitable for primary, secondary and tertiary educators.


The Gender and Education Association (GEA) has held biennial conferences since 1997 to facilitate the gathering of world-leading scholars in this area of research.  Throughout the day, speakers will address how these areas can be included in curriculum design, student assessments, and institutional change.
There will be two keynote speeches and two panels, which will explore:


  • Strategies teachers can implement to incorporate intersectional feminism in the K-12 classroom
  • The challenges to and successes from doing intersectional feminist work in schools both in Australia and globally
  • How feminist teachers and scholars can share their work so that they may collaborate in innovative ways
Speakers include: Australian feminist teachers: Briony O’Keeffe, Alice Elwell, and Kira Jones; Australian feminist scholars: Penny Jane Burke, University of Newcastle; Kathleen Butler, University of Newcastle; Akane Kanai, Monash University; Nisha Thapliyal, University of Newcastle; UK-based feminist scholars: Emma Renold, University of Cardiff; Jessica Ringrose, UCL Institute of Education; Vanita Sundaram, University of York; and US-based feminist teacher and scholar, Ileana Jiménez, Teachers College, Columbia University.


Completing this Feminist Teacher Symposium will contribute 4 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


There is no cost to attend this event. REGISTER HERE. Please share widely with professional teacher networks in Australia and globally.