Gill Friel on ‘raising attainment in children’s writing’.
Click here to access Gill’s images of pupils’ writing.
Dr Lio Moscardini, Course Leader MEd in Inclusive Education at the University of Strathclyde, on Cognitively Guided Instruction.
Is children's mathematical thinking the same as adults'? Why might it be important to understand chidlren's mathematical thinking?
Anne Glennie of The Learning Zoo.
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
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/
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?
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.