Not seeing the wood for the trees: encouraging active reading

Laura Barclay | University of Portsmouth

This session will showcase a resource developed to encourage active reading. In this session Laura would like to invite delegates to be the student and consider how to approach reading academic material. With their ‘student hat’ on, participants will be asked to respond to questions relating to this Rumpelstitlskin text. (There is no obligation to read this beforehand!) Next, with their ‘practitioner hat’ on, participants will consider why these particular questions have been asked – what do we want students to think about before, when and after reading? When going through the questions, Laura will explain the rationale behind creating the activity and welcome constructive feedback on how this activity could be developed further.