Reading aloud in Britain Today – Saturday 17th November

Posted on behalf of Sam Duncan:

Saturday 17th November 2018

The Reading Aloud in Britain Today (RABiT) Symposium

Everyday Reading: Explorations of Literacy and Oracy

 

Please join us for a day of presentations and discussion examining forms of reading aloud, everyday reading and relationships between literacy and oracy, in and out of the classroom.

 

We are delighted to welcome:

 

Andrey Rosowsky (University of Sheffield) Heavenly Reading – the oral/aural nature of reading sacred texts

 

Catherine Sadler (University of Hull) Reading aloud and poetry

 

Gordon Wells (Project Manager of the Soillse inter-university Gaelic research network, and Co-ordinator of the Island Voices/Guthan nan Eilean online community project) Reading Island Voices: Issues around the primacy of speech and the privileging of literacy, from a Hebridean viewpoint.

 

Jenny Hartley (Emeritus Professor Roehampton University and co-founder of Prison Reading Groups) Twenty Years Behind Bars: Reading Aloud in Prison Reading Groups

 

Jo Westbrook, Julia Sutherland & Jane Oakhill (University of Sussex) Faster, immersive reading of whole texts

 

Kevin Harvey (School of English, the University of Nottingham) & Susan Jones (School of Education, the University of Nottingham) Whose meaning is it anyway? The communal construction of meaning in shared reading groups

 

Lionel Warner (University of Reading) Reading Aloud in the high school: why do they keep doing it?

 

Maxine Burton (freelance scholar) Reading Aloud in 19th century England: some evidence from Victorian fiction

 

Russell Aldersson (City Literary Institute) Re-thinking “aloud” in the context of sign language users 

 

Sue Walters (UCL Institute of Education) Reading as recitation in faith school settings:  Issues for learning and teaching

 

Victoria Watkins (UCL Institute of Education) Reading Year 7 and Year 12 Reading Partnerships

 

And an update from the Reading Aloud in Britain Today (RABiT) project.

 

Please come along and join the discussion. The day will start at 1030am and close at 5pm. Lunch and refreshments provided. This day is free but places are limited. Please register using this linkhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/rabit-symposium-tickets-50262193574

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The Reading Aloud in Britain Today (RABiT) Symposium  Everyday Reading: Explorations of Literacy and Oracy  Please join us for a lively day of presentations and discussions examining forms of reading aloud, everyday reading and relationships between literacy and oracy, in and out of the classroom.

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