At our first tutor meeting in Febuary 2019, ‘Reading To Learn’ was discussed through an AV presentation written for us by Liz Leighton, a past coordinator at Literacy Network. For the past 4 or so years she has been working at ACU, teaching academic literacy to international students .
‘Reading to learn has been used for over 10 years now and was developed by David Rose, a lecturer at Sydney University. It was initially developed to support indigenous learners in remote areas in a way that fosters a feeling of support and success. It is part of a learning cycle, where learners prepare to read, read in detail with the support of a teacher or tutor, are supported in note-taking and joint writing, which finally leads to the confidence to write independently. Today, we will just look at the reading part of this cycle.’
The presentation is available for download as a pdf – ReadingtoLearnFeb2019
Some ideas and links for Tibetan/English language teaching have also been developed and are available for download – TibetanWebResource
A thank you note from a Tibetan student was presented via the tutor’s mobile phone. Attached is a transcript together with a small section of his original writing – ThankYouLiteracyNetwork