Cardiff School of Education, Cyncoed Campus, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales, UK
Friday 4th November 2016
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The focus of this children's literature conference is celebrating the work of Roald Dahl, his books and reading for enjoyment. Reading for pleasure is identified as a key component in raising reading achievement. This inspirational conference will highlight the significance of children reading for pleasure and becoming readers for life. It will explore ways to motivate, engage and foster reading for pleasure in primary and secondary classrooms. The day will provide everyone who attends with:
• Strategies to inspire pupils to read with pleasure and techniques to maintain the reading habit and will offer evidence from practitioners about what works and why
• Different approaches to encourage reading for pleasure
• Practical, thought provoking sessions which will scaffold creative teaching to foster reading for pleasure
This course is open to all but may be especially relevant to head teachers, teachers, student teachers, librarians, lecturers in ITE and anyone interested in children's literature.
• Finding the Golden ticket' .... Resilience, Hope and Optimism in the World of Roald Dahl - Dr Susan Davis, Senior Lecturer, CMU
• Creative writing: teachers as writers - Dan Anthony, children's author and lecturer, CMU
• Storytelling, music and drama - Discomfort and Delight in Dahl. Comedy, Carnival, Fantasy and Hope - Dylan Adams, storyteller and lecturer, CMU
• Children's literature in the classroom -You love Roald Dahl: now read this! -Alison Baker, senior lecturer UEL • Film - Dahl's books into film - Simon Richards, Into Film Cymru
• Writing and Poetry workshops - National Museum of Wales
• 'It takes a whole village to inspire a child' - Nick Corston, STEAM & Co.
here to view the schedule for the day.
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Cyncoed Campus Cardiff Metropolitan University Cyncoed Road CardiffCF23 6XD
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The 52/52A bus travels from the city centre to the Cyncoed campus every 15 minutes during the day, via Albany Road and Penylan Road.
Heath High Level and Heath Low Level railway stations are approx. 25 minutes walk from the Cyncoed campus, serving the area from the Rhymney and Coryton lines. See
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