UKLA BERA OU Research Symposium 2018

Reading for Pleasure: What next? The symposium seeks to enable information sharing in order to advance understanding of the concept of reading for pleasure, and to provoke debate about policy, practice and new areas for inquiry.

Thursday March 22, 2018

UKLA BERA OU Research Symposium 2018

This is the sixth annual UKLA, BERA and OU research symposium. It draws together significant scholars whose recent research explores the nature of reading for pleasure in different contexts. Chaired by Professor Teresa Cremin (Open University), our speakers include: Professors Gemma Moss (UCL), Cathy Burnett and Guy Merchant (Sheffield Hallam University), and Dr Rachael Levy (University of Sheffield). 

The day also involves a panel which will explore recent research undertaken/funded by key UK literacy organizations, including: Beanstalk, the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, Just Imagine and Empathy Lab. Additionally a series of short fuse presentations will enable delegates to keep up to date with others’ research and development work, including investigations into struggling boy readers and pedagogies of poverty, adolescent readers in Turkey, children’s reading/literate identities, communities of readers, The Reading Outcomes Framework, Print Matters, Segmentation Research, and Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils.

The symposium seeks to enable information sharing in order to advance understanding of the concept of reading for pleasure, and to provoke debate about policy, practice and new areas for inquiry.

Programme

09.30-10.15 Coffee and registration

10.15 - 10.30 Welcome and introduction, Tracey Parvin UKLA President; Janet Soler, BERA; Teresa Cremin, Open University

10.30.-11.10 Affective encounters: enchantment and the possibility of reading for pleasure, Cathy Burnett and Guy Merchant Sheffield Hallam University

11.10 – 11.40 Understanding the barriers and motivations to shared reading in families Rachael Levy, University of Sheffield

11.40 - 12.30 Reading the runes: Short Fuse Presentations by Natasha Armstrong (BookTrust); Amelia Hempel Jorgensen (OU); Sue Wilkinson (Reading Agency); Osman Coban (Glasgow Uni.); Ali Mawle (Cheltenham Festivals); Lucy Taylor (Uni of Leeds); Alison David (Egmont); Fiona Evans (NLT) & Teresa Cremin (OU)

12.30 – 13.15 Lunch

13.15 – 13.45 Reading for pleasure and reading attainment: exploring the research evidence with gender and literacy in mind Gemma Moss

13.45 - 14.30 Charities & their reading research: a panel with the Ginny Lunn (Beanstalk); Louise Johns Shepherd (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education); Miranda McKearney (Empathy Lab) & Nikki Gamble (Just Imagine)

14.30 – 15.30 Exploring the reading engagement agenda in small groups

15.30 – 16.00 Plenary and question time

Member Price is for UKLA and BERA members.

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Tickets

Full Price £110
Member Price £100
Student Price £20
Unwaged/concession Price £60