NAEEA Conferences

2023 - FABENZ Conference

30 November -1 December 2023
Tiakiwai Conference Centre, National Library of New Zealand

Facing Forward: Future Focus for Foundation and Bridging Education

Foundation and Bridging Educators New Zealand (FABENZ) are hosting the 6th Biennial Conference.

View the Conference website for more details.

2022 - NAEEA Conference

5-6 December 2022
University of South Australia

Reimagining Enabling in Higher Education

2019 - EPHEA/NAEEA Conference

24-27 November 2019
University of Wollongong

Enabling Excellence through Equity

Equity Practitioners in Higher Education in Australasia (EPHEA) and National Association of Enabling Educators in Australia (NAEEA) hosted the 2019 EPHEA/NAEEA Biennial Conference themed “Enabling Excellence through Equity”.

View the Enabling Excellence through Equity conference report.

2017 - NAEEA Conference

29 November – 1 December 2017
Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus

Enabling learning, Enabling teaching

View abstracts and papers from the 6th Biennial NAEEA conference:

2016 - FABENZ Conference

1-2 December 2016
Unitec Institute of Technology, Mt Albert, Auckland

2015 - Conference

University of Western Sydney, Parramatta Campus.

Enabling Education

Papers by Authors

2014 - FABENZ Conference

Bongard Campus Tauranga, New Zealand.

2013 - Conference

Australian Catholic University, Melbourne.

Enabling Education

List of delegates (pdf)

Conference Workbook (pdf)

Papers by Authors

Bedford, T. Initial approaches to studying by open access university students: implications for program curriculum and delivery
Black, M. Investigating literacy cultural capital, academic achievement and socio-economic status among first year university students
Bookallil, C. & Rolfe, J. Flexibility in Enabling education: The equity/efficiency trade-off
Boyle, S. & Abdullah, A. Identifying factors that motivate re-engagement with education
Bunn, R. “I wanted to prove I had a brain … and give my life a purpose” – Preliminary analysis of survey responses of former Open Foundation students on their lives before, during and after completing the program
Burgess, C. & Relf, B. A flexible response: Monitoring the performance of enabling students in first year undergraduate nursing
Christensen, J. When knowledge ‘clicks’: Facilitating a flexible classroom through the use of in-class technology
Clarke, J. Transformative learning development as a basis for maximising the impact of critical thinking as a core element of enabling curricula
Delly, P. Pathways, diversity and academic skills: Bourdieu and 2nd year VET articulants
Ephraums, R. & Khan, H. Needs-based mentoring: A dynamic approach to engaging students from refugee backgrounds
Goode, E. Encouraging engagement and enhancing student experience: can an online orientation help?
Bremner, M., Heemi, D. & Smithies, S. Connecting a community: Education and community building in the Auburn community of schools
Hunt, J. & Christensen, J. Views from the top: Academic staff views on engaging students in learning
Gray, K. & Irwin, E. Pathways to social inclusion: The participation of refugee students in higher education
James, T. Successfully transitioning to university: The influence of self-efficacy
Jarvis, L., Harris, M. & Johnson, P. A Pipe Dream? Cost-effective support for enabling students studying online
Judith, K. & Bull, D. The opportunities and challenges for enabling education: implementing Open Educational Practices (OEP)
May, J. & Bunn, R. 1974-1976: the seeds of flexibility in the pathway to tertiary participation at University of Newcastle, NSW
Morrison, G. Enabling connections and persistence in a distributed learning community
Orth, G. & Robinson, C. Do potentially successful students in tertiary enabling programs have any common characteristics that underpin resilience and persistence? If so, how can this information help future enabling students?
Penno, J. & Kerridge, A. Is there room for everybody?
Powter, D. Lectures and tutorials: Lessons for engaging enabling students and the potential benefits.
Shah, M. Correlation or causality: Raising equity aspirations in the emergence of quality agenda
Te Rore, C. An evaluation of Kaupapa Maori art curriculum for tangata whaiora, Gisborne
Turley, D., Dowdy, S. &McHenry, L. Moving beyond aspiration to achievement: Outreach activities in disadvantaged northern Adelaide region
Westrenius, A. Integrating management theory and academic skills to empower enabling students – a practical approach

International Conferences

The Forum for Access and Continuing Education (FACE) annual conference has become a major event in the higher education diary, bringing together practitioners, senior managers, policy makers, researchers and many others concerned with lifelong learning and access.

With the theme ‘Co-conconstructing Education for All’, the 2023 conference was held in June 2023 at the University of Derby.