Conference OU/UKLA Talking to Learn, Friday 24th June, London - Book Now!

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>

ESRC Three-year PhD Studentship (full-time)

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...>

SHORTLISTS announced today for the 2011 UKLA Children’s Book Award -sponsored by MLS

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>

Early Day Motion urging rethink on phonics test for 6 year olds published!

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>

UKLA Reading Campaign materials: all in one place!

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.


Notice of AGM 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Notice of AGM 2011  We look forward to welcoming members to the Association’s AGM which will be held at University of Chester on Saturday 16 July 2011. See the News page to find out more...

Campaign for the Book calls for ‘Read Ins’  to protest about library closures

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...


UKLA publishes Fact Cards on the teaching of reading

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.

UKLA response to DfE’s consultation about Phonics test for 6 year olds in England published.

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.

New UKLA Resources and Reviews facility

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.

Professor Greg Brooks critiques the government’s proposed decoding test for 6 year olds

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.

UKLA publishes revised statement on the proposed ‘light touch’ ‘reading’ tes

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.

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