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VIRTUAL EVENT: Historical pedagogies for literacy: the eighteenth century

27 January 2021, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

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In this webinar, Professor Michele Cohen will explore the fragmented but intriguing story of attempts to formalise ‘literacy’ for children in the eighteenth century.

This event is free.

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All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Bernie Munoz

How can the historian find out about literacy practices and the teaching of reading in an era when there was no overall educational authority or no teacher training? 

There was also considerable differences in the education of the working poor and the wealthier ranks of society, and of males and females in all ranks. 

Teaching children their letters was thought to be such a low skill it was relegated to mothers or to ‘dames’.

In this session, Michelle will explore historical pedagogies for literacy in the eighteenth century.

Speakers

  • Professor Michele Cohen, Visiting Professor at the International Literacy Centre, UCL Institute of Education 

DLL seminar series

The Department of Learning and Leadership (DLL) hosts a research seminar series where invited speakers present work relevant to the department’s areas of expertise.

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