Literacy Seminar with Prof. Elizabeth Moje, University of Michigan

Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:00:00 GMT - Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:30:00 GMT, 11.00

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Making the Invisible Visible: Disciplinary Literacy in the Secondary School

Professor Elizabeth Moje, School of Education, University of Michigan

Dr Brendan Mac Mahon, School of Education, NUI Galway

This seminar will focus on Disciplinary Literacy in secondary schools in the context of the recent Literacy and Numeracy Strategy. Challenges to developing cross curricular approaches to literacy will be outlined based on findings from research in Irish schools and this event is an opportunity to examine current approaches to Disciplinary Literacy and what can be learned from developments in the United States.
Prof Elizabeth Moje is a leading expert on disciplinary literacy and recent co-edited books include Handbook of Reading Research, Vol. IV (2011); Reframing Sociocultural Research on Literacy: Identity, Agency and Power (2007); and Constructions of Literacy: Studies of Literacy Teaching and Learning in and out of Secondary Schools (2001).
Dr Brendan Mac Mahon has recently completed research on literacy in Irish secondary schools.

The seminar is free and all are welcome.

To confirm attendance please RSVP: by Friday, 1 March 2013 to

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