This seminar explores the intricate relationship between a young reader’s developing self-concept and how they experience the process of learning to read. Katie’s research explores the inner, often unseen, experience of the world from a child’s perspective. We will explore how the experience of learning to read is deeply emotional and inextricable from children’s developing conception of themselves, their personal relationships and the development of their identity: you will never look at picture books in the same way!
Katie Murray works to inspire change, empower parents and promote inclusive literacy strategies. Katie has been an English and Special Educational Needs (SEN) teacher for over 15 years in secondary schools. Within her last role in school as Assistant Faculty Leader of English, she developed and coordinated the reading and literacy interventions for dyslexic learners in Key Stage 3 and developed whole-school training on supporting dyslexic learners.
After completing her MA in Special and Inclusive Education in 2018 at The University of Nottingham, Katie developed Love of Literacy. Through Love of Literacy she runs workshops for parents and schools, INSET and CPD training and has designed reading resources to put the love back into literacy development. Katie speaks at conferences and works for a range of Literacy charities and Early Years contexts within Nottingham. Katie is currently a PhD student in The School of Education Research at The University of Nottingham; her research interests are children’s developing self-concept, reading identity and inclusive, creative literacy practices.
For more information on Katie and her work: www.loveofliteracy.co.uk
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