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Reading aloud: implications of the RABiT project for teachers

05 March 2019, 4:30 pm–7:00 pm

Woman reading a book. Image: Christina Morillo via Pexels

The Reading Aloud in Britain Today (RABiT) project shares implications of its research findings for teachers and trainee teachers at this regional community event in Nottingham.

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Dr Sam Duncan


Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
NG11 8NS
United Kingdom

RABiT is a two-year project researching whether, what, where, how and why adults may read out loud rather than in silence. It aims to explore contemporary reading aloud practices and what they mean for how we understand, research, teach, use and celebrate reading in the early twenty-first century.

The RABiT Regional Community Event at Nottingham Trent University is a chance for us to examine the findings of the project so far, explore implications, and identify what you would like to see as ‘next steps’ for us as teachers and as readers.

To learn more about attending the event, please contact Sam Duncan for further information.


About the Speaker

Dr Sam Duncan

at UCL Institute of Education

Sam has a background in literature, film and community education, and now teaches on research methods and teacher education modules to do with literacy, language and lifelong learning. She is the author of Reading Circles, Novels and Adult Reading Development (Bloomsbury, 2012) and Reading for Pleasure and Reading Circles for Adult Emergent Readers (NIACE, 2014). Sam is currently the recipient of a UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellowship to research contemporary adult reading aloud practices across Britain.

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