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Empowerment Through Literacy: Literacy Shaping Futures conference

Written by Rob O'Brien, 3rd May 2011

The 47th UKLA International Conference:

Empowerment Through Literacy: Literacy Shaping Futures.

The University of Chester

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th July 2011 

The UK Literacy Association's 47th Annual International Conference will explore the many ways in which literacy shapes and empowers lives. It will provide an opportunity to examine, discuss and critique various approaches to learning and teaching in literacy across the globe, and to share good practice. The theme, ‘Empowerment Through Literacy: Literacy Shaping Futures’ will explore research and practice on the following topics:

  • authentic literacy teaching
  • multi-literacies and multimodal practices
  • adult literacy
  • virtual communities and literacy practices in and beyond the classroom
  • implications of change for  both policy and practice
  • the role of the literacy teacher and professional development
  • inclusion and equality
  • literacy and health and well-being
  • transitions

Josie Billington, Research Manager for The Reader Organisation, will be presenting the findings from some of our most recent research at this event.

Booking forms and more information are available at the UKLA's website

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