The School of Education would like to invite you to the next instalment of our flagship lecture series - 'Developing reading for pleasure' by Professor Teresa Cremin. The lecture will take place on Wednesday 22 November from 17:00 - 18:00.

Flagship Lecture series - Developing reading for pleasure


There are significant cognitive, social and emotional benefits of reading for pleasure, yet in schools, the pressure of raising standards of attainment too often takes precedence and the development of children as committed engaged and discerning readers takes a back seat. Drawing on several research studies, Teresa will argue that teachers’ knowledge of children’s literature and their children as readers is essential, alongside a planned and reviewed RfP pedagogy which is reciprocal and interactive.

Additionally she will show how by being Reading Teachers- teachers who read and readers who teach- practitioners are better positioned to build engaged communities of readers. The lecture will  be packed with practical ideas and linked to the new RfP website.

About Professor Teresa Cremin

Teresa is Professor of Education (Literacy) at The Open University. Her sociocultural research focuses mainly on teachers’ identities as readers and writers and the potential influence of these on both their classroom practice and their students’ literate identities and practices. She also researches creativity and creative pedagogical practice.

An ex-teacher and teacher-educator, Teresa worked in Initial Teacher Education for nearly 20 years and now undertakes research and consultancy for numerous organisations. Her research is frequently co-participative, involving teachers as researchers both in schools and children’s homes.

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