Wednesday, May 11, 2011
In this Year of Communication, are you interested in Talking to Learn? Would you value practical ideas to support your practice? Would you like to hear about projects which have researched and supported thinking in and through dialogue? Then join the OU and UKLA at a joint conference in London on Friday June 24th devoted to Development through Dialogue...Read more>
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
We are seeking applicants for an ESRC three-year PhD studentship. The studentship is linked to the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) node on ‘Multimodal Methods for Researching Digital Data and Digital Environments’ (Directed by Professor Carey Jewitt). The studentship will be based in the London Knowledge Lab at the Institute of Education in central London, and will commence in October 2011. Read more...>
Monday, March 14, 2011
For the last few months teachers from schools across Cheshire and Flintshire have been reading, discussing and arguing about selections for the UKLA Children’s Book Awards 2011... Read more>
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Partly as a result of UKLA’s campaign an Early Day Motion urging a rethink of the phonics test for 6 year olds in England has been placed before parliament by Annette Brooke, Lib Dem MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole...Read more>
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Over the last few months UKLA has been publishing a range of different materials in order to influence and inform the current debates about the teaching of phonics and the proposed reading test for six year olds in England. This news item gathers them all together in one place.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Alan Gibbons, well known children’s author and leading figure in the campaign says:
‘Some 400 libraries are under threat as a consequence of the Comprehensive Spending Review. Councils are expected to save 28% of spending over four years, yet libraries seem to be suffering disproportionate cuts...
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The White Paper The Importance of Teaching, published by the DfE in November 2010, included a number of tendentious statements on the teaching of reading in the first years of formal schooling. In the interests of stimulating a more informed debate on this key issue, UKLA has put together a set of Fact Cards on centrally important topics. Each of these cards contains statements of fact supported by reputable research evidence. Here we present the cards in an easily printable A4 format, to provide useful material for interviews with MPs and other key decision-makers in education.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
UKLA today has published its response to the Department for Education’s consultation concerning the proposed Year 1 Phonics Screening Check.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
We are constantly making improvements to our website to help our members get the most from UKLA. The updated resources section of our website makes it easy to search and find really useful articles and reviews covering everything from assessment to pedagogy. If you're squeezing in some homework over the Christmas break then do take a look! Just click the Resources tab at the top of the page or click here to be taken to the Resources and Reviews page.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Professor Greg Brooks, a former President and honorary life member of UKLA, has produced a paper criticising aspects of the governments proposed phonics test for 6 year olds. Professor Brooks’ views are particularly important as his research work is cited in the recent Department for Education White Paper as justification for the test. Click here to read more and download Prof. Brooks' Paper.
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
In the light of the recent governement White Paper and the information it contains regarding the 'light touch' reading test at age 6, the UKLA has updated its statement.