Visiting literacy expert to share research

Flinders will host visiting Research Fellow Dr Alice Horning in December, a professor emerita of Writing and Rhetoric at Oakland University in Michigan, whose recent research focuses on the increasing evidence of students’ reading difficulties and how to address these in writing courses and across the disciplines.

Dr Horning will host a range of events at Flinders while on campus, please contact for a full list.

Monday 3 December 2018 – Public Lecture:  The importance of reading for people’s lives in contemporary society

5.30 for a 6.00pm start, Room 1, Level 1, Flinders University at Victoria Square

Democratic societies rely on an informed and educated public. In this talk, Dr Horning will explore the current situation of students and the population at large with respect to reading, and will suggest strategies to support critical literacy. RSVP here.

Wednesday 5 December 2018 – Workshop: Transforming Writing Pedagogy with a Focus on Reading

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Level 2, Room 2.2, Flinders University at Victoria Square

This workshop will be delivered in four-parts with the primary goal to equip participants with a full understanding of the relevance of research on reading to the teaching of writing. Limited places available. Free for Flinders staff, use code ‘FLINDERSU’ when selecting tickets. RSVP here.

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