2. Working with Reading to Learn at Undergraduate Level in Spain: Action Research Projects and Service Learning

Reading to Learn, Reading the World - How Genre-based Literacy Pedagogy is Democratizing Education - David Rose

Rachel Whittaker [+-]
Universidad Autónoma, Madrid
Rachel Whittaker PhD (English Department, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid), coordinated Spain's team in the project: Teacher Learning for European Literacy Education (TeL4ELE) (http://www.readingtolearn.com.au/) which brought Reading to Learn to a number of European countries (see telcon2013.com, formule.es and Lenguaje y Textos monograph 2017, co-edited with Isabel García Parejo), and supervised the translation of Rose & Martin's Learning to Write, Reading to Learn into Spanish as Leer para aprender: lectura y escritura en las áreas del currículo (Pirámide 2018). She is active in teacher education and has published a number of articles on Reading to Learn pedagogy in Spain.
Isabel García-Parejo [+-]
Complutense University, Madrid
Isabel García-Parejo, PhD (Spanish Language Pedagogy section of the School of Education, Complutense University, Madrid) has worked as a teacher in Adult Basic Education for eleven years and in teacher education for over twenty-five years. As coordinator of the Forum for Multilingualism research group (formule.es) she participated in the TeL4ELE Comenius project and later led teaching innovation projects designed to bring Reading to Learn into L1 teacher education for undergraduates. She has published a number of articles on R2L in Spain and given talks at national and international events (Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Portugal, USA).
Aoife Ahern [+-]
Complutense University, Madrid
Aoife Ahern, PhD (Foreign Language Pedagogy section of the School of Education, Complutense University, Madrid) has worked in teacher education for over ten years. As a member of the Forum for Multilingualism (formule.es) research group she has participated in teaching innovation and research focusing on the application of Reading to Learn to foreign language and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) for pre-service and in-service primary teachers, on which she has offered talks and workshops at national and international (Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Portugal,) events over the past 7 years.

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Reading to Learn, Reading the World celebrates stories from around the world, of teachers and learners applying the teaching methodology Reading to Learn, or R2L. R2L is a genre-based literacy pedagogy, that embeds literacy learning in curriculum teaching, and aims to support every student to achieve success, at all stages of education. The volume provides practical, inspiring illustrations of applications of the methodology, that will be useful for teachers, teacher educators, and education researchers. The methodology itself is described in the Equinox book, Learning to Write, Reading to Learn: Genre, Knowledge and Pedagogy in the Sydney School , by David Rose and J.R. Martin (2012). The sixteen stories in this volume are astonishingly diverse. They range from the Cantinflas project in Florida, USA, supporting Spanish speaking mothers to read English stories with their children to prepare them for school, to large scale teacher education, such as the TeL4ELE project of the European Union to train teacher educators in Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark and the UK. Smaller programs include a South African project to support teenage mothers to succeed with secondary school, a multilingual project in Indonesia to teach scientific literacy in primary schools, work with deaf students in Sweden to teach school literacy, teaching Chinese literacy to ethnic minority students in Hong Kong, mathematics teaching in Chile, and engaging students with disabilities in primary schooling in Brisbane, Australia. In Lisbon, resources are being developed for using the pedagogy in Portuguese. In Spain and Colombia it is being applied to support university students in Spanish. Larger scale teacher training projects are described from Gothenburg, Sweden, from KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, and from Melbourne, Australia, that illustrate how the knowledge about language and pedagogy in R2L can be provided to diverse groups of teachers.

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Whittaker, Rachel; García-Parejo, Isabel; Ahern, Aoife. 2. Working with Reading to Learn at Undergraduate Level in Spain: Action Research Projects and Service Learning. Reading to Learn, Reading the World - How Genre-based Literacy Pedagogy is Democratizing Education. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Nov 2022. ISBN 9780000000000. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=41263. Date accessed: 15 Apr 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.41263. Nov 2022

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