Using Science Fiction to teach English and Science

Thursday 21 April, 2011
9:00am – 1:30pm Scitech, West Perth

Swancon Thirty Six | Natcon Fifty will be holding a WACOT accredited professional development day for teachers and teacher/librarians of upper primary and lower secondary school outlining ways in which science fiction literature and media can be used to teach concepts and inspire students.

The day includes:

  • Keynote speech from multi award-winning Australian author Sean Williams, author of science fiction and fantasy for both adult and young-adult readers, including several novels set in the ‘Star Wars’ universe
  • Spectacular Planetarium show
  • English curriculum stream
  • Science curriculum stream
  • Scitech tour. Scitech is in a central location in West Perth. Similar to Scienceworks in Melbourne, Scitech contains a wide variety of interactive exhibits illustrating dozens of aspects of science and technology as well as a number of lecture theatres and workshops suited to professional learning


  • Free for full Swancon Thirty Six | Natcon Fifty members
  • Non-Swancon member price is $70, and includes a day pass to attend Swancon on Friday 22 April

Registration includes morning tea, resource pack and certificate of attendance. To register, fill in the registration form, or send your details by email to

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