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Lancaster Literacy Research Centre – Autumn 2014

The Literacy Research Centre at Lancaster University works to understand the role of literacy in all areas of social life and to improve communication and collaboration between researchers and educational practice. Our members are mostly affiliated to the Department of Linguistics and English Language or the Department of Educational Research.

Our regular activities include the Literacy Research Discussion Group which meets every Tuesday lunchtime in term time.

Visit the Literacies Log and read about a range of the topics we are interested in. We welcome your comments.

To find out more about our individual areas of research follow the Members link.

 

The Dynamics of Knowledge Creation: Academics' Writing Practices in the Contemporary University Workplace

ESRC

This project, led by Karin Tusting, will begin in January 2015. Academics’ writing practices are central to the enterprise of higher education (HE). It is largely through scholarly, pedagogic, administrative and impact writing practices that universities achieve the knowledge production and distribution that is one of their central purposes and against which their success is measured. This study aims to understand contemporary writing practices by investigating how knowledge is produced, shaped and distributed through the writing practices of academics in a range of disciplines and at different career stages within the English HE system. For full details see the Project Website

The project is currently hiring 2 Research Associate positions starting February 2015

 

Some current books from the Literacy Research Discussion Group

ResearchingLSM

DigiLits

LPR

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During Spring/Summer 2014 we were involved in organising:

Midland Hotel Morcambe

Special Event: Worlds of Literacy 2.0
26 September 2014, Midland Hotel, Morecambe
Literacy Studies – looking into the future and celebrating the past – with David Barton and Mary Hamilton.
Special guests:  Brian Street, Roz Ivanic

EELC5

Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication 5
11-12 September 2014, Manchester
Linguistic Ethnography: Benefits and Challenges.

UKLA

UK Literacy Association 50th International Conference
4-6 July 2014, University of Sussex
We presented a symposium: Many voices of literacy: polyphony in Literacy Studies research

 

For information on these and other past activities, please see individual members' pages and the archive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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