Photo:Building students’ skills in evaluating and editing their writing

Building students’ skills in evaluating and editing their writing

Helen Lines, University of Exeter. Co-researchers: Sarah Besley and Julie Fossey. An exploration of the understanding and skills that students in Year 4 and Year 10 need in order to judge the effectiveness of their writing and know how to improve it.

Photo:​Working Collaboratively to Develop a Descriptive Pedagogy of Grammar

​Working Collaboratively to Develop a Descriptive Pedagogy of Grammar

Karen Daniels, Lyndsay Gray, Marie Helks, Jemma Monkhouse & Julia Myers: Sheffield Hallam University.

Photo:Playing or reading? Children’s encounters with the story-world of a digital game

Playing or reading? Children’s encounters with the story-world of a digital game

​Fiona Maine, University of Cambridge.
An investigation into children’s collaborative engagement and game-play orientations

Photo:Building Communities: Researching Literacy Lives

Building Communities: Researching Literacy Lives

An OU and UKLA project designed to research children’s lived experience of literacy

Photo:Reading and Writing about Art: Literacy Events in the Context of the Museum

Reading and Writing about Art: Literacy Events in the Context of the Museum

Dr. Shari Sabeti, Chancellor’s Fellow, School of Education, University of Edinburgh.
A study of an adult creative writing class in a major urban art gallery in the United Kingdom.

Photo:Teaching grammar and testing grammar in the English primary school

Teaching grammar and testing grammar in the English primary school

Kimberly Safford, The Open University.
Co-authors: David Messer, Jill McLachlan and Kim Walker, The Open University; Kerenza Ghosh and Stephanie Laird, Roehampton University; Ann Disney and Deborah Wright, Oxford Brookes University.
An investigation of the impact on teachers and teaching of the grammar element of the statutory test in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) in England.

Photo:Critical Thinking in the Indian and Malaysian ESL Reading Classroom

Critical Thinking in the Indian and Malaysian ESL Reading Classroom

Andrzej Cirocki, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
Co-researchers: Maya Khemlani David, Deepti Gupta, Garima Dalal
An investigation of critical reading in two countries.

Photo:Heritage language literacy support at primary level – are YouTube and Apps the answer?

Heritage language literacy support at primary level – are YouTube and Apps the answer?

Sabine Little, University of Sheffield
An investigation of technology use within families to support children’s heritage language development.

Photo:First Encounters: the birth of conversations

First Encounters: the birth of conversations

Dr Kathy Goouch, Canterbury Christ Church University
Co-researcher: Sacha Powell.
A study of the earliest conversations between mothers and babies, soon after birth.

Photo:Continuity & Progression in Moving Image Education

Continuity & Progression in Moving Image Education

Between 2005-2007, UKLA and the University of Sheffield undertook an evaluation of the BFI Training Scheme for Lead Practitioners in Moving Image Education in 35 Local Authorities in England.

Photo:UKLA Research on Teachers as Readers

UKLA Research on Teachers as Readers

In the context of the continued pressure and politicisation of the teaching of reading in England, the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) sought to ascertain patterns in primary teachers’ reading, both personally and professionally.

Photo:Teachers’ dilemmas with classroom talk: A Critical Enquiry.

Teachers’ dilemmas with classroom talk: A Critical Enquiry.

Valerie Coultas, School of Education, Kingston University.
This study sought to explore English teachers’ understandings of the challenges of classroom talk.