Jo Bowers

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Position:​Associate Dean: Enterprise, Principal Lecturer: Primary Education (Literacy)
​School:​Cardiff School of Education
​E-mail: jbowers@cardiffmet.ac.uk
​ Telephone:​029 2041 6548
​Room No:​C211

 

Research Groups:
• Education and Social Research Group (ESRG)

Memberships:
• Editor, English 4-11,
• United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA)
• Welsh Representative of (UKLA)
• English Association (EA)
• Leads UKLA Children’s Literature in Education Special Interest Group (SIG)
• EA Children’s Literature in Education Special Interest Group (SIG)
• S.A.P.E.R.E. (Society for the Advancement of Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Society)
• Member and founder of Philosophy for Children (P4C) Network Group, Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

Research Interests:
• Literacy
• Children's Literature and reading for Pleasure:

  • Developing teachers and trainee teachers subject knowledge to develop children’s reading for pleasure
  • Developing reading teachers: How do PGCE trainee teachers develop knowledge of children’s literature in the 21st century?
  • Using an on-line community to support and develop primary teachers’ subject knowledge of children’s literature

• Picture books and talk
• Philosophy for Children