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Convenor

Janet Soler, Dr

Senior Lecturer at The Open University

Dr Soler is a senior lecturer, chair of modules in the inclusive practice pathway, Area G Coordinator for the Language and Literacy area in the Educational Doctorate Programme, and convenor for the British Educational Research Associations’ Literacy and Language Special Interest Group.

She has worked as a teacher, researcher and university lecturer in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, where she has researched and taught in areas related to literacy, educational policy and the history of educationdeveloping modules and research projects related to critical literacy, literacy and reading policy, focusing on increasing participation and critical engagement through online learning.

She is currently working on a research project investigating the historical development of educational psychology and how it has influenced educators’ views of literacy difficulties such as dyslexia. 

She has also recently been exploring areas related to fake news and its implications for critical literacy.

Janet Soler's contributions

Should Phonics be ‘the only game in town’?

#BERA_phonics Online registration for this event has now closed, please email events@bera.ac.uk to register. Recently Phonics has been accepted as the prime approach for the teaching and...

Past event21 Oct 2020

BERA SIG Convenors

2020 Newsletters BERA SIG Convenor Newsletter – September BERA SIG Convenor Newsletter – August BERA SIG Convenor Newsletter – July (sent individually via email) BERA SIG Convenor Newsletter...

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...

Special Interest Group