VIRTUAL EVENT: How to help young children with their reading
09 March 2021, 2:30 pm–3:10 pm
Answering your questions about how children learn to read and how to nurture their interest in reading, in IOE Coffee Breaks.
There is growing evidence to show the wide-ranging benefits of reading for young children’s learning and wellbeing. In particular, research suggests that the more time children (and adults) spend reading, especially fiction, the greater the advantage. But not all children find learning to read easy and not all of them choose to read in their spare time.
In this event, we answer your questions about how children learn to read and how to nurture their interest in reading, in and out of school.
Join us to put your questions to our panellists, Professor Gemma Moss and Dr Rachael Levy.
This is a virtual event that you can access online; the recording will be made available on this page soon after the event.
About the Speakers
Dr Rachael Levy
Associate Professor in Education at UCL Institute of Education (IOE)
Professor Gemma Moss
Professor of Literacy, and Director of the International Literacy Centre at UCL Institute of Education (IOE)
Chair: Dr Sandra Leaton Gray
Associate Professor of Education at UCL Institute of Education (IOE)
She has served as an education consultant and advisor to national and international organisations including the UK Government, the European Commission, the International Baccalaureate Organisation and the UK's Royal Colleges of Medicine. Sandy is currently directing the My Life Online research project, investigating young people and their social media algorithms.
Prior to joining the IOE, she held posts at the Universities of East Anglia and Cambridge. Her recent publications include Invisibly blighted: the digital erosion of childhood (2017, with Andy Phippen) and Curriculum Reform in the European Schools: Towards a 21st Century Vision (2018, with David Scott and Peeter Mehisto).More about Chair: Dr Sandra Leaton Gray