We are glad to be able to share that booking opened this week for our 56th UKLA International Conference! Taking place from 2-4 July 2021, we are experiencing a first for UKLA in being able to host our very first virtual conference.
This year’s theme is, ‘We need to talk about Literacy’, considering why spoken language matters in literacy learning and teaching.
With assessment of reading and writing, high on the political agenda, spoken language can sometimes be neglected, yet it is central to our personal, social, cultural, cognitive, creative and imaginative development. Spoken language allows us to negotiate, reason, justify, reflect, hypothesise, predict, explain, argue and create possibilities. In other words, spoken language is central not only to the development of the whole person, it is essential to processes of learning.
We have a brilliant line-up of keynote speakers, and this year you can expect to hear from:
- Michael Rosen
- Philip Pullman
- Mariana Souto-Manning
- Muna Abdi
- Neil Mercer
- M.G Leonard
Find out more and book your place here on our designated International Conference website!