Much educational research exists to help teachers understand the processes involved in learning to read, and the types of instructional approaches that can support their development.

The Reading Centre is partnering with the Institute for Learning Sciences & Teacher Education to present the Research Dialogue Series: Improving reading and writing in Years 5 to 9.

The overarching question of the series is How do we know what we know about using data for reading and writing improvement in Years 5-9?

Recordings of each panel session will be available soon after the panel date.

Panel 1 - 28 Aug 2018 – Reading and Writing in the Digital Age

Panellist - A/Prof Beryl Exley, Griffith University and National President of the Australian Literacy Educators' Association.

Panellist - Anna Kinnane, Queensland College of Teachers.

Panellist - Brett Gordon, Director, NAPLAN Online team (Department of Education).

Panel 2 - 25 Sep 2018 – Motivating and engaging Years 5-9 students to improve their reading and writing skills.

Panellist - A/Prof Clarence Ng.

Panel 3 - 17 Oct 2018 – Improving reading and writing in Years 5-9, the Australian Writing Survey and possible applications of quality practice and support for schools.

Panellist - Prof Claire Wyatt-Smith.

Panel 4 - 6 Nov 2018 – Differentiation to improve all Years 5-9 students' reading and writing skills.

Panellist - Prof Joy Cumming

Think tank - 20 Nov 2018 – What next? Bringing the ideas forward from the panels to a Think Tank about possible actions/areas of research development in practice.​

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Last reviewed 22 January 2019
Last updated 22 January 2019