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Talking Literacy (the SAAALP Speaker Series)

Dr Peet van Aardt (University of the Free State) will be presenting a talk titled, “Taking a learner-centered approach to extensive reading at the UFS”.

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Talking Literacy (the SAAALP Speaker Series)

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11 Mar, 14:00 – 15:00 SAST

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Dr Peet van Aardt (University of the Free State) will be presenting a talk titled, “Taking a learner-centered approach to extensive reading at the UFS”.

Over the last four years the UFS’s Academic Literacy and Language Development unit (ALLD) – in line with the university’s mandate on decolonisation – has intensified its move towards a student-centered and localised curriculum. A key component of the AL curricula that lends itself towards this shift in approach, is extensive reading. Research shows that students absorb more of the content they read when they can identify with the texts. Another key aspect of extensive reading is to have a choice in the stories made available. It is in this vein that the ALLD launched the Initiative for Creative African Narratives (iCAN) – a project that generates student written short stories for which online quizzes are set up. This is in addition to the M-Reader system, which hosts a plethora of traditional, well-known graded readers and therefore students read outside the classroom, are assessed, and a balance between international and local content is achieved. This talk will elucidate this approach as well as the research and discipline-specific theory that support it.

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