Critical Literacy: Teaching for the Future
This symposium aims to provoke thinking, cultivate awareness and invigorate discussion on what it means to teach literacy effectively in today’s demanding times.
We live in unprecedented times. Never before have we had so much information (and disinformation) available to us. As the quantity of texts in society continues to increase in line with technological advancement, our role as textual consumers, producers and distributers is also changing. Explicit teaching of critical literacy extends our scope of understanding literacy to help children and young people manage the multiplicity of texts in their lives. This symposium aims to provoke thinking, cultivate awareness and invigorate discussion on what it means to teach literacy effectively in today’s demanding times.
9.15 Refreshments and UKLA book sale
10.00 Welcome and Introduction, Prof Peter Finn
10.10 Editor of the The Irish News, Noel Doran
10.20 Director of CBI NI, Angela McGowan
10.30 Why Critical Literacy Now? Prof Andrew Lambirth
11.00 Critical Literacy: Teacher Panel Discussion
11.45 Closing remarks: Donna Hazzard
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There is no charge for this event, but for organisational purposes we thank you for registering in advance.