Are you a teacher struggling to inspire your pupils to enjoy reading? Or are you interested in education generally and fascinated by the ways in which we learn to read?
In an action-packed day, hosted and led by the celebrated author Michael Rosen, you’ll learn about what exciting new research has to say about the best ways to promote reading for pleasure, taking away invaluable tips and strategies to encourage children of all ages to enjoy turning the pages. There are keynote speeches by the award-winning children’s author, Sita Brahmachari, on how reading can help young people find a voice, and by leading academic Kate Pahl on how using objects can stir children to think differently, to be ‘slant’, and thus become more motivated to read. You’ll be given the chance to attend a series of workshops run by top practitioners, teachers and academics, which include: how mindfulness can help everyone improve their reading; how video and pictures can bring texts alive; how drama can make reading enjoyable, and top tips to foster reading for pleasure. Throughout, the day will be punctuated by lively interventions by Michael Rosen who will read from his work, and highlight the innovative research into children’s reading his post-graduate students on the MA in Children’s Literature have produced over the years. If you want to be inspired to discover the pleasures of teaching reading and making reading enjoyable generally, then this conference is not to be missed.
Michael Rosen, Professor of Children's Literature
Maggie Pitfield, Head of Educational Studies
Julia Hope, Head of MA for Children’s Literature
Francis Gilbert, Head of MA in Creative Writing and Education
Vicky Macleroy, Head of Centre for Language, Culture and Learning
Theo Bryer, Lecturer in English and Drama in Education, UCL Institute of Education
Kate Pahl, Professor of Arts and Literacy at Manchester Metropolitan University
Mirela Dumić, International School of London
Sita Brahmachari, award-winning children’s author
Action research in Schools
Mindful Reading in Education
Creating multi-modal texts to bring reading alive
Old stories, new readings: using drama to bring new life to an ancient story
Reading for pleasure and poetry
Reading as a materially situated practice: some ‘slant’ stories from the field’
Finding a voice to belong in stories
A limited number of discounted tickets are available for Goldsmiths alumni (10%) and Goldsmiths students (50%). Please enter your discount code when booking your ticket: EDU10 (alumni) EDU50 (students). This event will be filmed and photographed for educational and marketing purposes. Food and drinks will be provided at registration, morning lunch and afternoon breaks. Certificates of attendance will be issued on request. A full programme can be found on our booking page.
Dates & times
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|18 May 2019||9:30am - 4:30pm|
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