School of Education Conferences

9:30 AM, 08 Feb 2014 - 1:00 PM, 08 Feb 2014, Aula Maxima, Main Quadrangle, University College Cork

Literacy Research Symposium

About the Teacher Researcher Literacy Symposium

This is a key continuing professional development event for all teachers at all levels organised and chaired by Dr Brian Murphy, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, on behalf of the School of Education, UCC & the Executive Committee of the Reading Association of Ireland (RAI).  In the context of an enhanced emphasis on literacy development in all Irish classrooms and a
strong desire for continuous professional development with respect to literacy in schools, this research symposium seeks to disseminate to teachers at all levels key school and classroom focused literacy research completed by teacher researchers who are in the process of completing or who have recently completed MEd degrees at the School of Education, UCC. The symposium will provide a forum for the sharing of best practice with respect to key aspects of literacy development.

Symposium Programme for Saturday February 8th 2014

9.00-9.30          Registration, Aula Maxima, UCC

9.30-10.00       Opening Address, Dr Brian Murphy, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, UCC ‘The Impact of PISA Assessments on Literacy Development Policy for Irish Schools: Some Reflections on the Fallout from the 2009 Results’

10.00-10.30      Máiread Quinn, MEd student ‘Are We Paying Appropriate Attention to Phonological Awareness?’

10.30-11.00      Anne Guerin, MEd graduate ‘The Complex Case of Reading Fluency: A Study of Repeated Reading as a Method to Improve Fluency for Struggling Adolescent Readers’

11.00-11.30      COFFEE, Aula Maxima, UCC

11.30-12.00      Karen Fitzgerald, MEd graduate 'An Examination of the Teaching of Vocabulary’

12.00-12.30      Evelyn Barry, MEd graduate ‘Dialogue as a Pedagogical Tool during Comprehension Strategy Instruction’

12.30-1.00        Closing Address, Dr Alicia Curtin, Lecturer, School of Education, UCC ‘Curating Word Worlds - Literacy Practice and Becoming a Teacher’

To Book a Place at the Research Symposium 

This symposium is being offered FREE of charge to all teachers, but places are limited and must
be reserved.
Please register for the symposium by emailing Carol Kennedy at indicating your name, school name and contact details before Friday January 31st 2014.



FREE. Organised by Dr. Brian Murphy

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