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2024 ATEA Conference

2024 ATEA Conference

University of Newcastle 10th - 12th July

“Myth-Busting: Confronting Debates and Creative Design in and for Initial Teacher Education”


Nathan Towney

Nathan is a proud Wiradjuri man from Wellington in NSW and an education leader. He holds a Bachelor of Teaching and a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education from The University of Newcastle.

Nathan’s appointment as Newcastle University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous, Strategy and Leadership role follows a four-year tenure as the Principal of Newcastle High School. His personal and authentic approach fosters strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. He has a passion for innovation and change and has actively encouraged student-directed, passion-based and entrepreneurial learning.

Professor Clare Brooks (UK)

Clare Brooks, Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge, is a leading authority on teacher education whose work emphasises its wider social context, impact and purpose.
Clare taught Geography for several years, working in London and briefly in the US, before moving on to an academic career at the Institute of Education (IoE), London, where her numerous leadership roles included Head of Department, Head of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and Pro-Director for Education.
Her research focuses on the education and professional development of teachers; especially in ITE. She is particularly interested in how teacher education attends to ‘bigger picture’ questions, not just in terms of policy, but also with reference to its social and ethical consequences.

Laureate Professor Jennifer Gore

Jenny Gore is a Laureate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle, where she was Dean of Education and Head of School for six years (2008–2013).

In November 2017, she was named the University of Newcastle’s first female Laureate Professor and first Laureate in the humanities and social sciences. Jenny has been Director of the Teachers and Teaching Research Centre since its inauguration in 2013 and has recently completed a four-year term as Editor of the international journal, Teaching and Teacher Education (Elsevier).

Conference Registration Fees:

ATEA Member

Early Bird 3-Day Member RegistrationAUD $590.00
Early Bird 3-Day Concessional Member RegistrationAUD $470.00
Full Price 3-Day Member RegistrationAUD $695.00
Full Price 3-Day Concessional Member RegistrationAUD $575.00
Member 1-Day WednesdayAUD $220.00
Member 1-Day ThursdayAUD $220.00
Member 1-Day FridayAUD $220.00


Early Bird 3-Day Non-Member RegistrationAUD $760.00
Full Price 3-Day Non-Member RegistrationAUD $865.00
Non-Member 1-Day WednesdayAUD $250.00
Non-Member 1-Day ThursdayAUD $250.00
Non-Member 1-Day FridayAUD $250.00

20% Discounted Rates For:

  • Individuals who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Individuals who identify with disabilities or impairments
  • School-Based practitioners

(**contact before registering, to enable discount)

ATEA Members

Non-ATEA Members