Academic Literacy: Bridging the Gap Between School and University Learning


The importance – even the life-defining – power of words, of reading, of sustained focus, and absorption of narrative and argument is consistently underlined in practice and in research. Maryanne Wolf and Alex Quigley amongst many others have shown that engagement with reading is a pivotal driver for success inside, outside and beyond the classroom. This session will focus on developing ‘academic literacy’ in the sixth form, with the aim of bridging the gap between school and university style learning, using case studies from Year 12 Economics and Music lessons, based on the Lesson Study method.

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.