2013-2014 GCLR Speakers

SPEAKERS FOR 2013 and 2014 SERIES

Speakers for our 2013-2014 series of free and open-access web seminars are listed below. All talks have been posted to the GCLR YouTube channel and are hyperlinked below.

Hilary Janks, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Hilary Janks, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

SEPTEMBER 15, 2013: DR. HILARY JANKS, UNIVERSITY OF WITWATERSRAND, Johannesburg, South Africa- “Doing Critical Literacy;” Dr. Janks is an internationally recognized scholar who has written and presented widely in the area of critical literacy. Her research is in critical literacy which is concerned with the relationship between language/literacy and power, diversity, access and design and redesign. She argues that without recognizing the interdependence of these four axes, possibilities for transformation are limited. Dr. Janks’ website: http://hilaryjanksprofessional.blogspot.com

 

 

Jack Richards, University of Sydney, NSW

Jack Richards, University of Sydney, NSW

OCTOBER 13, 2013: DR. JACK RICHARDS, CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG: “CREATIVITY IN LANGUAGE TEACHING”Professor Jack C. Richards is an internationally recognized authority on English-language acquisition, teacher training, and materials design. A well-known lecturer and consultant, he has taught at universities in the United States, China, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Indonesia, and Brazil. Professor Richards has published widely, and among his many successful publications are Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching and Curriculum Development in Language Teaching. He is also an active art collector and a sponsor of numerous activities in music and the arts. Dr. Richards will talk on creativity in language teaching. Access Dr. Richards’ website at http://www.professorjackrichards.com

 

Joyce E. King Georgia State University, USA

Joyce E. King Georgia State University, USA

NOVEMBER 3, 2013DR. JOYCE E. KING, GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, GA, USA –  Staying Human: Critical Literacy Interventions for the New Millennium” – Dr. Joyce King is the  Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair in Social Foundations, and is the President-Elect of the American Educational Research Association. Dr. King has published widely including  three books: Preparing Teachers for Cultural Diversity; Teaching Diverse Populations; and Black Mothers to Sons: Juxtaposing African-American Literature with Social Practice. Her researsch areas include the role of cultural knowledge, Diaspora literacy and heritage knowledge in global teaching and teacher preparation, Black teachers’ emancipatory pedagogy, and Black studies theorizing in education/Black education. Access Dr. King’s website at http://education.gsu.edu/main/533.html

 

Ken and Yetta Goodman, University of Arizona, USA

Ken and Yetta Goodman, University of Arizona, USA

JANUARY 12, 2014: DR. KENNETH GOODMAN AND DR. YETTA GOODMAN, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, USA – “Making Sense of Making Sense;” – Dr. Ken and Yetta Goodman hold the title of Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona, USA. They are  international scholars in the field of literacy theory, education, and policy. Their work has been instrumental in the design and development of reading curricula, and especially in the area of assessment with miscue analysis. They have published widely in the areas of whole language, miscue analysis, and the politics of literacy authoring over 25 books and 300 articles. Their work is grounded in psycho- and sociolinguistic models of reading.  Dr. Ken and Yetta Goodman’s website:  http://www.u.arizona.edu/~kgoodman/ 

 

Ryuko Kubota, University of British Columbia, Canada

Ryuko Kubota, University of British Columbia, Canada

FEBRUARY 23, 2014: DR. RYOKO KUBOTA, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA— The Multi/Plural Turn in Research and Practice in Language Studies: Postcolonial Theory, Neoliberalism, and Complicities;”  –  Dr. Ryuko Kubota is a Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education in the Faculty of Education. Her primary research area is critical applied linguistics with a focus on culture, multiculturalism, written discourse, race, and critical pedagogy. Her articles have appeared in such journals as Canadian Modern Language Review, Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, Foreign Language Annals, Journal of Second Language Writing, Modern Language Journal, TESOL Quarterly, Written Communication, andWorld Englishes. She is an editor of Race, culture, and identities in second language: Exploring critically engaged practice (2009, Routledge). Dr. Kubota’s website: http://lled.educ.ubc.ca/lled-faculty/current-faculty/ryuko-kubota

 

Catherine Beavis, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

Catherine Beavis, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia

MARCH 16, 2014: DR. CATHERINE BEAVIS, GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA-  Living in a digital world: Literacy, learning and videogames.”

Dr. Catherine Beavis is a Professor of Education in the School of Education and Professional Studies.  Her research interests focus on  the changing nature of text and the implications for literacy, education and schooling of young people’s engagement with digital culture and the online world. Dr. Beavis conducts research in the areas of English curriculum, pedagogy and assessment; digital culture and computer games; digital literacy and new literacies and games-based learning. She has numerous publications including Literacy Learning from Computer Games (in press) and Literacy in 3D: A Multi-dimensional Framework for Rethinking Literacy Education (in press). She has undertaken numerous research projects focused on english education, and on literacy, digital culture, young people and computer games.  Dr. Beavis’s website: http://www.griffith.edu.au/professional-page/catherine-beavis

 

Brian Street, King's College, UK

Brian Street, King’s College, UK

APRIL  27, 2014DR. BRIAN STREET, KING’S COLLEGE, LONDON, UK– “The LETTER Project: Learning for Empowerment Through Training in Ethnographic Research;” – Dr. Street is Professor Emeritus of language in education at King’s, and visiting professor of education in the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. He undertook anthropological fieldwork on literacy in Iran during the 1970s, and taught social and cultural anthropology for over twenty years at the University of Sussex before taking up the chair of language in education at King’s. He has written and lectured extensively on literacy practices from both a theoretical and an applied perspective. He has published over 20 books and over 100 articles. He has a longstanding commitment to linking ethnographic-style research on the cultural dimension of language and literacy, with contemporary practice in education and in development. Dr. Street’s website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/education/people/academic/streetb.aspx

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