UKLA International Research Symposium: Exploring Synergies in Literacy Research

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This event took place 10:00am - 4:00pm Wednesday February 16th, 2011

***This conference is now fully booked*** The venue for the conference is now confirmed as the Open University in Camden, London. Please download the letter below for directions and programme details. This one day research symposium, in association with the Open University, chaired by Professor Kathy Hall from Cork, draws together scholars from across the globe to share recent research which focuses on diversity and difference in children and young people’s literacy learning. There will be opportunities for discussion and debate and to explore synergies between the projects and propositions presented. Professor Luis C. Moll from the United States will examine three projects - on household funds of knowledge; on biliteracy development in children; and on participatory action research with adolescents - in order to advance an argument about the mobility of knowledge. Professor Barbara Comber from Australia will demonstrate how, through using place- based pedagogies, the primary practitioners with whom she has worked, effectively developed “belonging” as a central literacy curriculum motif. Professor Teresa Cremin and her ‘teachers as researchers’ team from the United Kingdom, will share some of the challenges when teachers, positioned as researchers, sought to widen their knowledge and understanding about children’s everyday literacy lives in their homes and communities. ***This conference is now fully booked*** 

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