We Are Our Stories
9th March, 10am-2pm, IOE London
In the Harold Rosen Memorial Lecture of 2016 Gabrielle Cliff Hodges spoke of the need to talk about ‘why it matters that young people both create their own narratives in the classroom and engage with other people’s narratives as well’ and this conference hopes to continue that exploration. We also want to do more than that and think about how we as teachers -the shapers, choosers and tellers of stories from books, about books and about our classrooms -are positioned when we do those things. Who tells the stories? What stories do we choose to tell? Who are the stories for and about?
Our opening Key Note speaker is confirmed as Anne Turvey, reflecting on the work of Betty Rosen. Following on the success of our spring conference last year ‘Teachers as Researchers’ we will have a smaller selection of research papers centred around narratives and story telling as well as our usual range of workshops.
A full programme to follow in the next two weeks.