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2018 – John Potter – Harold Rosen Memorial Lecture

John Potter gave the Harold Rosen Memorial Lecture, as the closing keynote, at this year’s Annual UKLA International conference. His talk, entitled Dynamic Literacies, Third Spaces and Everyday Practices: The ‘Other Possibilities’, drew on the book he published last year with Prof Julian McDougall of Bournemouth University, ‘Digital Media, Culture and Education’ (Palgrave, 2017).  John’s talk made connections to the work

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2018 – Margaret Mackey – 11th Harold Rosen Lecture

DARE and LATE (London Association for the Teaching of English) co-organised the Harold Rosen Memorial Lecture, given by Margaret Mackey on Wednesday 21 March 2018. Her lecture, entitled ‘Readers in Training and the Surveilled Imagination’, focused on the goal of education to equip children to savour the pleasures of “private reading.”  However, her lecture revealed that the privacy of digital

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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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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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Playful Literacies in Estonia

Professor Andrew Burn gave a keynote talk at the 11th conference of the International Association for Research in L1 Education (ARLE) in Tallinn entitled “PLAYFUL LITERACIES: CHILDREN’S DESIGNS OF PLAY FROM PLAYGROUND TO VIDEOGAME”. The abstract can be found at the conference site. The talk presented work from a range of DARE projects on Play and games. The 11th conference of ARLE

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