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UEA London Lectures 2018 - Literacy in the 21st century: a UK and international perspective



Thursday 8 March 2018, 6:30pm


Regent Street Cinema, London

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Thursday 8 March, 6.30pm

UEA London Lectures 2018

Literacy in the 21st century: a UK and international perspective

Prof Richard Andrews, UEA School of Education and Lifelong Learning

Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW

Despite global efforts to improve literacy and teach communication skills, some of these basic competencies are still underdeveloped in very young children. This attainment gap has an increasingly negative effect through the stages of education. In this presentation, Prof Richard Andrews will explain how literacy and communication skills are used in our multimodal world, in which literacy is no longer just being able to speak, listen, read and write, but also involves the ‘reading’ and creation of images, moving images, gesture and other modes of communication. Add the increasingly multilingual nature of the world, and the demands of being a literate global citizen are greater than ever.


The UEA London Lectures are an annual series of talks highlighting the impactful research taking place at the University of East Anglia, delivered in the city of London. They are free and open to all, but booking is essential.

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