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Finnish Multiliteracies Seminar

John Potter is in Finland for a Finnish Government funded seminar and writing retreat as part of Finland’s aim to introduce ‘Multiliteracies’ into their curriculum for all schools. John was invited to contribute by Prof Kristiina Kumplainen from the University of Helsinki who is co-ordinating the event which brings together a group of academics from Finland, Australia, the US and

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How Writing Works – seminar & book launch

From the invention of the alphabet to the explosion of the internet, Dominic Wyse takes us on a unique journey into the process of writing. Starting with seven extraordinary examples that serve as a backdrop to the themes explored, it pays particular attention to key developments in the history of language, including Aristotle’s grammar through socio-cultural multimodality, to pragmatist philosophy

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The Art of English: Language, Literature, Literacy Conference – Perth

Dominic Wyse will be keynoting at this year’s Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE) and The Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA) conference in Perth on 8 – 11 July 2018. The conference theme is The Art of English: Language, Literature, Literacy, and the emphasis will be on how to harness and build students’ creativity as part of language,

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Youth Provision in a Global Age

John Potter is in Melbourne attending The Young Creative Connected Master Symposium hosted by REDI – Research for Educational Impact: Deakin University’s Strategic Research Centre for research in Education – whose theme is Youth Provision in a Global Age: https://yccnetwork.net/ycc-deakin-october-2017/ The event aims to: “bring together diverse perspectives to describe, theorize, and imagine how to address the current crises of

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UCL IOE & SANGAM PROJECT, INDIA

Theo Bryer and Rebecca Wilson from UCL Institute of Education are making films on iPads with young people in South India (17-28 July 2017). They are based at an educational organisation called Sangam, in a village called Silvepura in rural North Bangalore (Bangalaru) in the state of Karnataka http://www.sangamprojects.com The project is funded by the UCL Global Engagement Fund. Since 2003,

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Evens prize-giving in Sarajevo

On 21 September 2017, DARE’s John Potter will be giving a key note at a gala dinner in Sarajevo at the Media Meets Literacy conference. John chaired the jury for this year’s Evens Prize for Media Education 2017 which seeks out innovative approaches to media literacy. The dinner incorporates the Evens prize-giving ceremony, and John will be presenting the overall winner

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