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Primary English Conference: Knowlogy – Seeking Wit, Wisdom and Wonder through Reading

Venue
Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage, Robertson House, Six Hills Way
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Course Tutors
Guest Speakers / Primary English Advisers / Penny Slater
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Admin Contact
Target Audience
Classroom Teachers / Subject Leaders
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Course Types
Conference
Course categories
Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Subject
Conference / English
Event Description
One of the recognised ways in which pupils gain knowledge is through reading. When it comes to which texts to choose to supply this knowledge, the choice is vast.

Great historical fiction, biographical narratives, and quality reference books all have the power to inform and delight.

This conference aims to celebrate the full range of knowledge-enhancing texts available to teachers, even going so far as to honour this special subset of literature with its own categorisation: ‘knowlogy texts’ – those texts that are capable of imparting and developing knowledge. ‘Knowlogy’ texts have never been more exciting, or more relevant.

With children being expected to read widely and deeply across all curriculum areas, now is the perfect time for teachers to refresh their understanding of what constitutes a quality text within this category, and how it can be used to foster excellent outcomes in reading and writing across the primary phases.

Herts for Learning and Just Imagine are delighted to be working in collaboration to welcome teachers to a conference that is sure to be inspiring, informative and relevant. With guest speakers, Teresa Cremin, professor of Education at the Open University, and Janina Ramirez, historian, broadcaster and author of Riddles of the Runes: a Viking mystery, colleagues will be sure to leave armed with a wealth of exciting new titles that they are excited to share with their classes.

A range of workshops will be available on the day, each aimed at enthusing a passion and knowledge for how non-fiction can be used to excite young readers and writers.
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
By attending the conference, participants will:


  • secure their understanding of the relevance and significance of non-fiction reading and writing within the primary curriculum

  • further develop their knowledge of what constitutes high quality non-fiction, and how this can be used in the classroom to foster excellent outcomes in both reading and writing

Additional Information
Enquiries
Start Date
Tuesday 4 February 2020
End Date
Tuesday 4 February 2020
Closing Date
Monday 3 February 2020
Times
09:30 - 15:30
Maximum Places
120 
Maximum places per establishment
Cost
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Number of Sessions
1