Case Study – social intervention

How and to what extent can social intervention make a difference in boy’s reading motivation and skills at primary level? 1.    Introduction and Context 1.1      Context of the case study report This case study is a post-hoc and ongoing action research analysis of an apparently successful reading club for primary school boys in an international … Continue reading Case Study – social intervention

Graphical lies and semi truths

I've been geeking out a little with some data in the last 24 hours, looking at the circulation stats of my blokes for the last 2 years plus the last month.  Glancing through the table leads to the conclusion that they are in fact borrowing more books - I know that doesn't necessarily lead to … Continue reading Graphical lies and semi truths

Reading reluctance – factors

Writing a case study with 3,000 words of which 80% are limited by procedural bits and pieces is proving to be a little frustrating because I am learning SO MUCH.  So I thought I'd share some of it here, because heaven knows it could help someone somewhere somehow. Remember the whole thing about motivation? That … Continue reading Reading reluctance – factors

Fortunate coincidence

After our leadership meeting this week I asked our principal what she thought of my various options for my case-study and which would be most beneficial and meaningful for the school.   By happy coincidence the senior leadership is looking at a number of things that tie in nicely with my ideas of what would … Continue reading Fortunate coincidence

Applying spatial changes and design thinking to middle school reading– a three phase collaborative approach

Introduction There is a long history of research into the value of and elements contributing to the success of classroom libraries. They have an important role in ensuring accessibility of written works to promote fluency and skill in literacy and thereby contributing to academic achievement. But the literature appears to concentrate on elementary schools (Hopenwasser … Continue reading Applying spatial changes and design thinking to middle school reading– a three phase collaborative approach

INF536: Assessment 4 – Part A: Applying spatial changes and design thinking to middle school reading– a three phase collaborative approach

Introduction There is a long history of research into the value of and elements contributing to the success of classroom libraries. They have an important role in ensuring accessibility of written works to promote fluency and skill in literacy and thereby contributing to academic achievement. But the literature appears to concentrate on elementary schools (Hopenwasser … Continue reading INF536: Assessment 4 – Part A: Applying spatial changes and design thinking to middle school reading– a three phase collaborative approach

Activity and Paralysis

Reading, reading, reading. I know I should start trying to write, but I'm in a kind of simultaneous paralysis and activity. Each new reading I do, I discover a whole field of knowledge and information that I know way too little about. Today I discovered the LEA (language experience approach) to teaching reading and writing. … Continue reading Activity and Paralysis

INF506 goodreads books

Having slept over the booklist for this course, I woke up bright-eyed and energised and created a Goodreads group for discussion, review and commentary on the books.  Now for a strategy to try and make this a real group and community!Most of the books have been read and reviewed by a world-wide community of active … Continue reading INF506 goodreads books