9. Teaching the Maths Genres with Reading to Learn in Chile

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

Ingrid Westhoff [+-]
Universidad de los Andes andAndrés Bello University, Chile
Ingrid Westhoff is a lecturer at Universidad de los Andes, Santiago and Andrés Bello University, Viña del Mar, in Chile, she teaches reading and writing pedagogy and English for specific purposes. She completed her Master of Education degree at the University of Sydney in Australia where she specialised in the use of Systemic Functional Linguistics and genre pedagogy and she has a Diploma in Philosophy from U Andes. She is a director of the foundation Educar para Crecer, working in education with disadvantaged families. She has worked for many years in Chile with the Reading to Learn teacher development program.
Raimundo Olfos [+-]
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
Raimundo Olfos is a lecturer at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso with an interest in Reading to Learn pedagogy. He holds a Master’s degree in mathematical education from the University of Santiago de Chile and completed his PhD at the University of Wales and post doctorate at King’s College. He is Chair of the Teacher Trainer Strand in the Doctoral Program of the Didactics of Mathematics, President of the Sociedad Chilena de Educación Matemática and Director of the Asociación Chilena de Investigadores en Educación. He is also an Asociated researcher at the Centro de Investigación Avanzada en Educación (UChile, PUCV, UdeC).


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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Westhoff, Ingrid; Olfos, Raimundo . 9. Teaching the Maths Genres with Reading to Learn in Chile. 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=41270. Date accessed: 19 Oct 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.41270. Nov 2022

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