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Disrupting the ‘boys don’t read’ discourse: primary school boys who love fiction

24 May 2022, 10:30 am–11:30 am

Boy choosing a fiction book from school library shelves

This webinar reports on a study examining boys reading interests and preferences.

This event is free.

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Teresa Kourdoulos

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Dr Laura Scholes (Australian Catholic University), Dr Nerida Spina (Queensland University of Technology), and Professor Barbara Comber (University of South Australia) will share their research titled ‘Disrupting the ‘boys don’t read’ discourse’: Primary school boys who love reading fiction’.

Their research disrupts dominant discourses around boys reading and reports on a study examining boys reading interests and preferences.  International literacy Centre Director Professor Gemma Moss will act as discussant.

This event will be particularly useful for those interested in literacy teaching and learning.

International Literacy Centre (ILC) seminar series

The research centre hosts termly online seminar series where researchers, practitioners, and those with an interest in literacy education, policy, and practice across the lifespan can come together to discuss current issues in the field. The seminars are free and open to the general public.

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