Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Reading for Pleasure: developing readers for life

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Reading for Pleasure

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Glasgow Room, B building, Harcourt Hill Campus


National Association for Primary Education in collaboration with School of Education, Oxford Brookes University, present the Annual Schiller Lecture

This lecture will explore the cognitive, social and emotional benefits of reading. Focusing on how and when teachers share their reading lives and books in common with children, new and closer relationships develop reader to reader and human to human.

The Annual Christian Schiller Lecture commemorates the work of an enlightened and inspirational figure in primary education, who was especially influential in the post-War years through to his death in 1976. It is fitting that this year the lecture is to be given by Professor Teresa Cremin, one of the most articulate and distinguished figures in primary education, whose commitment to the creative dimension in education is very much in line with Schiller’s values. Teresa has written and edited nearly 30 books, including the forthcoming Experiencing Reading for Pleasure in the Digital Age (Sage, 2019); previous examples include Writer Identity and the Teaching and Learning of Writing, Teaching English Creatively ; Researching Literacy Lives; and Building Communities of Engaged Readers. 

This event is free to attend, please register in advance.