Literacy and Language

Members of this SIG have interests in exploring the relationship between language and literacy and work in related fields, such as cultural studies and multi-modality (the central focus is on language rather than on these areas in themselves). Aims of the group:

  • to establish a voice in BERA with regard to policy and practice for research into language and literacy in education
  • to create a forum for exploration of the implications for education of research in the area of language and literacy
  • to use the SIG as an opportunity to learn from work by colleagues in a number of areas including: Multilingualism; TESOL; MFL; Literacy Studies; Classroom Discourse Analysis/ Interactional Studies; Media and Literacy; Policy Studies; Popular Culture and Language

A further important function of the SIG is to establish meetings and strands at BERA Annual meetings, in particular to avoid overlap and clashes of language-related sessions and to convene meetings and seminars during the year.

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Reading for Pleasure: What next?

22 March 2018 | Event

A one day research symposium UKLA, BERA and OU The symposium seeks to enable information sharing in order to advance understanding of the concept of reading for pleasure, and to provoke debate about policy, practice and new areas for... [...]

Living the dream through peer review

19 October 2017 | Blog

I remember reflecting on the experience of attending my first BERA annual conference as a doctoral student in 2008. More specifically, I can recall my initial perceptions of the educational research community as being potentially quite exclusive:... [...]

Biscuits or Banquets?

21 July 2017 | Blog

Becoming a lifetime reader is dependent on developing a love of reading[1] and few would argue against the fact that the ability and motivation to read impacts on the life chances of all children. For this reason, a significant amount resource... [...]

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