Exeter Uni. reading &writing discussion+Q&A evening

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Exeter Uni. reading &writing discussion+Q&A evening

Post by Susan Godsland » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:17 pm

Hmmm... I may attend this. Anyone else in the locality fancy joining me?

What question/s should I ask?

https://www.exeter.ac.uk/media/universi ... L%20PH.pdf

After Hogwarts: What is the Future for Children’s Reading and Writing?
with Sara Davies, Executive Producer, BBC Bristol

In association with the EXEtreme Imagination Festival, November 2010 and the University of Exeter Arts & Culture Strategy

6.00-7.45pm Wednesday 27 October
Xfi Building, University of Exeter Streatham Campus
Video linked to Peter Lanyon Lecture Theatre A, Tremough Campus
All guests must RSVP in advance

The University Arts and Culture Strategy is following its successful Launch in March, chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby, with a major debate to launch EXEtreme Imagination, Exeter's first festival of children’s literature. A varied panel of guests chaired by Sara Davies, Executive Producer, BBC Audio and Music, BBC Bristol, invites you to join them in discussing the future of children’s reading and writing beyond today’s literary favourites such as Harry Potter.

All guests are invited to complimentary tea, coffee and cakes at 6.00pm in the Xfi Building Café, to be followed by a panel discussion and audience Question and Answer session.

Sara will be joined by a panel comprising: Julia Eccleshare, Author and Children’s Editor, The Guardian, Professor Debra Myhill, Acting Dean, College of Social Sciences & International Studies, University of Exeter, Samantha Shipman, Young Person’s Project Manager, The Reader Organisation, Liverpool, and Jamie Not, Member of EXEtreme Imagination Youth Steering Group, St James School, Exeter.

At a time of general concern about children's reading and writing, and to anticipate Exeter's own children's festival, this event will invite lively audience interaction with the panel and a vigorous debate on the subject. Questions may be submitted in advance.

If you wish to attend, please contact Pete Hodges in Research and Knowledge Transfer either on 01392 722321 or at p.j.m.hodges@exeter.ac.uk

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Re: Exeter Uni. reading &writing discussion+Q&A evening

Post by g.carter » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:21 pm

This is going to be a really tough one, Susan.
Why is there little recognition that around 20% of children will fail to learn to read adequately unless their teachers are provided with Alphabetic Code knowledge enabling them to teach early reading? Is it widely understood that when student teachers have this knowledge , teaching of reading takes far less time, freeing up much of the school day to develop children's love of literature, music, exploration......
This is badly put but, somehow, to have any impact on even a smattering of the audience you are likely to have to address their concerns about loss of interest in reading, lack of curiosity , schools becoming functional factories ...(it's their fault - not ours!).

I hope someone comes up with a less clunkily-worded question...

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