BECOMING WELL READ
Online Symposium: Wednesday 8 June 2022
In-Situ Retreat: postponed
The third Becoming Well Read event, BWR22, will continue to explore the vital but still overlooked aspect of academic practice. It will be valuable to anyone whose central focus is educational, learning or academic development, and to academic teaching staff who are looking for new ways of supporting their students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to explore academic reading practices and reflect on the challenges of teaching reading for academic purposes.
Our sub-themes for this year are:
Reading deeply in a fast-paced world.
Decolonising reading: Reading for decolonisation.
Creative ways to develop critical reading.
Innovative approaches to supporting online academic reading practices.
Academics reading academically: strategies to support our own reading practices.
Following last year’s highly successful online event, BWR 21, and the equally popular in-situ symposium in 2019, we are venturing into the blended world, offering two opportunities to engage:
1. An online open symposium: an exciting, practice-focused day where we can share innovative methods and continue to network nationally and beyond. (Wednesday 8 June | Teams | Free)
2. A BWR ‘retreat’: a whole-day event at Keele Hall where practitioners can focus at a slower pace on one or two aspects in depth, and in collaboration with colleagues. (Postponed | Keele University | £75)