Shared Reading Practitioner Day: Relating Research to Reading

The Reader Organisation’s research partner, the Centre for Research into Reading, Information and Linguistic Systems (CRILS) at the University of Liverpool, seeks to set the world agenda in:

  • Reading, health and well-being
  • New digital technologies and the future of meaning
  • The role of literature in modelling creative thinking about human existence

Their work is already making significant links between reading and cutting-edge research, discovering how reading challenging literature such as Shakespeare and Wordsworth can shift mental pathways and prompt new thoughts in readers, as well as highlighting the ways in which reading can help aid memory, good mental health and wellbeing, and you can discover more about the relationship between reading and research at Speaking Our Own Language’: our Shared Reading Practitioner Day 2013.

Professor Phil Davis and Dr Josie Billington from CRILS will be speaking at the special event, designed for Read to Lead graduates, about how the latest research into reading can practically help practitioners develop and understand more about their shared reading practice, both with others and themselves.

This invaluable opportunity to learn more about the research CRILS is doing will demonstrate how research is something to be embraced in relation to shared reading, especially when it can help us to speak our own language more clearly.

There are still a final few spaces left for Read to Lead graduates to improve their practice and join us on Saturday 20th April at Liverpool Hope University’s Creative Campus for a whole day of literary thinking and doing.

Visit The Reader Organisation’s website for all the information about the Shared Reading Practitioner Day and how to book. If you have any enquiries about booking or the day itself, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Sophie Johnson, Event Administrator on sophiejohnson@thereader.org.uk or call 07973 247890

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