Diversity and Collaboration: Sharing Reading Lives

Explore ways of re-shaping reading pedagogies to make critical connections with children's lives as 21st Century readers

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This event took place 9:00am - 3:00pm Friday March 27th, 2009

This UKLA National Conference will explore ways of re-shaping reading pedagogies in order to make critical connections with children’s lives as readers in 21st century. It will offer a space for interesting and vibrant debate about the teaching of reading and the changing habits and cultures of reading in which we all engage. Practical workshops, seminars and presentations will share diverse and innovative approaches to re-defining reading across early years, through Key Stages 1-4 and beyond.

Keynote Speakers

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen, Children’s Laureate, is known and loved by teachers and children alike. He was one of the first poets to ever visit schools and is committed to the teaching of writing and reading and sharing of literature for pleasure in schools. His poem for the National Year of Reading, ‘Words Are Ours’, is about our entitlement to own and control language which is the very powerful message he gives to children.

Teresa Cremin

Teresa Cremin, President of UKLA and Professor of Education at The Open University recently led the UKLA project Building Communities of Readers (2007-8) which involved 5 Local Authorities working together to develop children’s pleasure in reading. It focused on widening teachers’ knowledge and use of literature and other texts and findings ways for teachers to find out about and build upon children’s reading lives at home and in the community. Booking opens mid December- places limited so book early to avoid disappointment. For further information telephone 0116 229 7450 or email [email protected]