The Teacher's Tool Kit For Literacy

Can Writing Live Without Reading? With Dr Brian Cambourne

Episode Summary

​​Dr. Brian Cambourne joins the show to talk about teaching writing effectively, and building connection in literacy.

Episode Notes

Teaching writing (and literacy) can sometimes be 'a bit of this and a bit of that'. Sometimes we teach in a compartmentalised way, and there is no connection between lessons​​.

We often don’t see a transfer of what we are teaching to students using the skills in their own writing.

To help us with this, Dr. Brian Cambourne joins the show to talk about teaching writing effectively, building connection in literacy and shares the relevant academic research and evidence.

​​Dr. Cambourne, associate professor, is currently a Principal Fellow at the University of Wollongong in NSW. He started his teaching career in NSW in 1956 and spent the next nine years working in a variety of small, mostly one-teacher primary schools before entering academic life. He has since become one of Australian’s most eminent researchers of literacy and learning. He completed his PhD at James Cook University before becoming a post-doctoral Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education; a Fulbright Scholar; Research Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Reading at the University of Illinois and Research Fellow at the Learning Centre at Tucson.

Brian's national and international scholarship has earned him many prestigious awards, including being inducted into the International Reading Association’s Reading Hall of Fame, and the Outstanding Educational Achievement Award by the Australian College of Educators. 

In this episode, we talk about how to teach writing in more effective, inquiring, explicit and powerful ways. You'll also understand what it means to do this in connection with broader literacy approaches, with the curriculum and across the school, as well as individually. 

And much more!

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