About the Literacy and Language Awareness project

Training and CPD

The primary objective of this project is to offer training and continuing professional development (CPD) workshops for teachers (both in service and those involved in teacher training) which is designed to develop confidence and skill in understanding how language works. The approach taken concentrates on a functional approach to grammar (Systemic Functional Linguistics – SFL) which prioritises meaning and context in language use [for  more information about SFL visit the LinC blog]. Two relatively significant projects include: The Buckinghamshire WRITE Project (2014/15) and the Mentoring Project with UWE (2016, under development).

Presenting the Bucks WRITE project at Cardiff University in June 2015

Lindsey Thomas presenting the Bucks WRITE project at Cardiff University in June 2015

We are currently developing a mentoring project. In spring 2016 we will begin training teacher trainee mentors as a way of building a sustainable programme that will develop metalinguistic awareness in teacher training through mentors.  Depending on the outcome of the pilot project we hope to develop wide scale pan-Wales language awareness training to make the LNF meaningful to teachers. —The project seeks to equip practising teachers as mentors with trainees to develop an enabling language repertoire in their subject classrooms.  In doing so we will be offering an evidence-based training programme that will show teachers where they can go with the LNF.

For information about past events please see the events section.

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