What is a SIG?

UKLA Special Interest Groups (SIGs) create a platform for our members to benefit from developing their understanding and policy about particular areas of literacy teaching and learning. Find out more about our Special Interest Groups and how to apply to start a new one.

What is a Special Interest Group (SIG)? 

UKLA Special Interest Groups are comprised of interested UKLA members who work with named conveners to develop a priority area in Literacy education. Membership of a SIG is open to any UKLA member. The work of each SIG is important to the overall work of UKLA.  

SIGs tend to run for one to two years, and work to a set of aims that are proposed by conveners and agreed by UKLA’s Executive Committee. UKLA are keen to support SIGs whose members will have the potential to develop/shape and/or respond to an area of need/common interest in literacy and contribute to the Association’s mission of promoting literacy education.  

Why set up a SIG? 

Joining or starting up a SIG will provide opportunities to network with UKLA colleagues in all phases of education, and with international perspectives and experiences. SIG members collaborate in self-defined ways to further the group’s aims and interests and, if appropriate, to develop international links in relation to literacy education.  

Who can set up a SIG? 

Any member of UKLA can apply to set up a SIG using the following button: (insert). Full guidance about setting up a SIG can be found here (insert link) 

For further advice about setting up a SIG, please contact Ian Cushing at cushingi@edgehill.ac.uk 

To join a SIG, please contact the SIG convener(s) whose details can be found on each individual SIG page of the UKLA Website.  

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