Presented by Liz Derouet
Head of Library and Information Services
Toowoomba Grammar School
This presentation will outline an action research project completed in 2018 with the International Boys’ School Coalition, at Toowoomba Grammar School. Based on the theme Boys and Stories: Pathways to Learning, the research attempts to answer the question, "How can engagement with a diverse range of stories develop adventurous readers?"
After exploring the relevant aspects of the importance of recreational reading and reading diversely, and boys and reading, Liz will outline her findings from her research with fourteen Year 8 boys.
Liz has worked as a teacher and teacher librarian in New South Wales and Queensland in primary and secondary schools. For a period of time Liz enjoyed her role as Young People’s Librarian in a council library. She has taught and marked literature courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Liz was the Queensland judge on the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards in 2007 and 2008, and has Master of Education (Teacher Librarian) and Master of Art (Children's Literature) degrees.
Liz reviews for Magpies and Reading Time and blogs at https://lizderouet.wordpress.com/. In October this year Liz will begin work at Charles Sturt University as Lecturer in Teacher Librarianship.
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- 30-minute presentation
- 15-minute Q&A with the presenter/s
- 15-minute facilitated discussion between attendees.
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