2019, our first tutors’ meeting

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.’