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National Values Education Forum/Conference

Forum2006_theatreFrom 2005 to 2009 an annual forum or conference brought together keynote speakers, international panellists, stakeholders, teachers, parents, principals and students to share information on the Values Education Program. Workshops and presentations provided the impetus for discussion on current and future directions in values education in Australia and internationally.

For further information follow the links below.

2005 National Values Education Forum
Values Education in Perspective, 2 and 3 May 2005, National Museum, Canberra, ACT
Keynote speakers: Ms Susan Pascoe (Director of the Catholic Education Commission of Victoria), Professor Terence Lovat (President Australian Council of Deans of Education)

2006 National Values Education Forum
Values Education in Practice: Building Capacity in Australian Schools, 4and 5 May 2006, National Museum, Canberra, ACT
Keynote speakers: Professor Terence Lovat (Pro Vice Chancellor, Education and the Arts and Central Coast Campuses, The University of Newcastle and Past President, Australian Council of Deans of Education), Neil Hawkes (Education Consultant and Director of the Association of Living Values Education International,UK)

2007 National Values Education Forum
Values Education in Practice: Making Connections, 3 and 4 May 2007, Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, Melbourne, Victoria
Keynote speakers: Dr Neil Hawkes (Education Consultant and Director of the Association of Living Values Education International, UK) Professor Andrew Furco (Director, International Center for Research on Civic Engagement and Service-Learning, Graduate School of Education, University of California – Berkeley)

2008 National Values Education Forum
The Australian Values Education Journey – Leading change, shaping futures, building community, 29–30 May 2008, Hotel Realm, Barton, ACT
Keynote speakers: Professor Martin Seligman (Director, Positive Psychology Centre and Fox Leadership Professor, University of Pennsylvania, US), Dr Andrew Furco (Associate Vice-President for Public Engagement at the University of Minnesota), Dr Ruth Deakin Crick (Senior Research Fellow, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, UK), Nazreen Dasoo (Department of Education Studies,Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg)

2009 National Values Education Conference
Values in Action: shaping positive futures, 30 April –1 May 2009, Hotel Realm, Barton, ACT
Keynote speakers: Dr Ruth Deakin Crick (Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, UK), Professor Terence Lovat (Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Newcastle, NSW), Ameeta Wattal (Principal, Springdales School, New Delhi, India), John Marsden (Principal, Candlebark School, Vic)

A National Values Education Forum was also held in 2004 to highlight the outcomes of the Values Education Study 2003 and discuss the Draft National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools.
2004 National Values Education Forum Report (PDF)
April 28 and 29, 2004, Stamford Plaza Hotel, Melbourne
Keynote speaker: Emeritus Professor Brian V. Hill (Murdoch University, WA)