3. . Learning to Use Reading to Learn in Portugal

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

Carlos A. M. Gouveia [+-]
Universidade de Lisboa
Carlos A. M. Gouveia holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics and is an Associate Professor (with professorship) at the Department of English, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, Portugal, and a researcher at the Centre for General and Applied linguistic Studies (CELGA-ILTEC), at the University of Coimbra. Presently he is Head of the Graduate Programme in Portuguese as a Foreign/Second Language at the University of Lisbon. He has been involved in several research projects and coordinated the Portuguese team of the European project Teacher Learning for European Literacy Education (2011- 2013).
Marta F. Alexandre [+-]
Polytechnic of Leiria
Marta F. Alexandre is invited assistant professor at the Polytechnic of Leiria and integrated member of CELGA-ILTEC of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. She teaches Linguistic Theories, Discourse Analysis, Portuguese Linguistics and Portuguese as a Second Language. Her activity as a researcher includes: describing academic discourse (focusing the construction and teaching/learning of specialized knowledge in different fields), analyzing social representations (e.g. the representation of food habits in school textbooks), and the description and preservation of popular knowledge (namely folk songs and dances, as well as crafts related to the cycle of the wool).
Fausto Caels [+-]
Polytechnic of Leiria
Fausto Caels is invited assistant professor at the Polytechnic of Leiria and integrated member of CELGA-ILTEC of the University of Coimbra, Portugal. His research focusses on the description of academic discourse from a genre perspective and the use of genre pedagogy in the areas of Science, History and Portuguese as a Second/Foreign language, both in compulsory and higher education. He was a key educator in the Portuguese team for the Teacher Learning for European Literacy Education (2011- 2013).

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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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Gouveia, Carlos; Alexandre, Marta; Caels, Fausto. 3. . Learning to Use Reading to Learn in Portugal. 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=41264. Date accessed: 18 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.41264. Nov 2022

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