Category Archives: literacy

Radio #EDUtalk 26-05-2015: Dr Lio Moscardini, Course Leader MEd in Inclusive Education at the University of Strathclyde, on Cognitively Guided Instruction

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Dr Lio Moscardini, Course Leader MEd in Inclusive Education at the University of Strathclyde, on Cognitively Guided Instruction.

Links: Developing equitable elementary mathematics classrooms through teachers learning about children’s mathematical thinking: Cognitively Guided Instruction as an inclusive pedagogy

‘I like it instead of maths’: how pupils with moderate learning difficulties in Scottish primary special schools intuitively solved mathematical word problems

Is children's mathematical thinking the same as adults'?

Why might it be important to understand chidlren's mathematical thinking?

Radio #EDUtalk 17-03-2015: Sue Ellis, Professor of Education at the University of Strathclyde, on ‘Poverty, literacy, and the attainment gap’

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Sue Ellis, Professor of Education at the University of Strathclyde, on ‘Poverty, literacy, and the attainment gap’.

1. Which children in my class live in poverty?
2. What are the challenges they face?
3. What can I do tomorrow and in the longer term to help that child achieve?

The suggested readings are:

Sosu and Ellis Closing the attainment gap in Scottish Education. York, Joseph Rowntree Foundation http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/closing-attainment-gap-scottish-education

BERA IINSIGHTS: The Achievement Gap: Are parents or schools responsible? London, BERA https://www.bera.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Insights-Achievement-Gap-revised-v3.pdf

SCCYP and Save the Children: Learning Lessons: Young people’s views on poverty and education in Scotland Edinburgh, SCCYPhttp://www.sccyp.org.uk/ufiles/Learning-Lessons.pdf

Tackling Poverty in Renfrewshire: Report of Renfrewshire’s Tackling Poverty Commission. Paisley, Renfrewshire Councilhttp://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/wps/wcm/connect/b74e4e63-e549-4fbf-987d-9a9d5d981c2e/ce-RenfrewshireTPCReport.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

Radio #EDUtalk 24-02-2015: Dr Marie-Jeanne McNaughton and Ruth Barr on the Storyline Method and forthcoming international conference

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Dr Marie-Jeanne McNaughton and Ruth Barr on the Storyline Method and forthcoming international conference.

There is a special discount rate of £90 for one day for Scottish teachers to come to the International Storyline Conference. Booking details on conference website.
http://www.strath.ac.uk/storylineconference2015/

Radio #EDUtalk 02-12-2014: Neil Dempsey on ‘The path from Primary to Third level education for students with Dyslexia’

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Neil Dempsey on ‘The path from Primary to Third level education for students with Dyslexia’.

Click here to read Neil’s Masters dissertation.

Neil poses the following question to listeners: What are the factors that enable someone with dyslexia to take on third level education and succeed?

Key texts:

Burden, R. (2008). Is dyslexia necessarily associated with negative feelings of self‐worth? A review and implications for future research. Wiley Interscience, n/a–n/a. doi:10.1002/dys.371

Nalavany, B., Carawan, L. W., & Rennick, R. A. (2010). Psychosocial Experiences Associated With Confirmed and Self-Identified Dyslexia: A Participant-Driven Concept Map of Adult Perspectives. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 44(1), 63–79. doi:10.1177/0022219410374237

Pollak, D. (2005). dyslexia, The Self and Higher Education. Learning life histories of students identified as dyslexic. Trentham Books.