Developing Reading and Writing

The focus of this project was ‘developing reading and writing’ with post-16 learners.

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College designed a reading booklet based on The Woman in Black by Susan Hill, interleaved with thematically connected non-fiction texts that incorporated learning resources and activities.

City Lit College worked with a neuroscientist from pre-course assessment onwards to integrate new insights into teaching, learning and assessment practices.

London South East Colleges ran the DEAR project (Drop Everything and Read) which embraced a two-pronged approach to improving reading comprehension and engagement with texts for GCSE resit students of all ages.

New City College ran a letter writing exchange between 16 year old Level 1 Functional Skills students focusing on real, purposeful and meaningful communication.

The highly practical findings from all four organisations will be of great interest to other teachers, support workers and managers.

Claire Callow was the strand lead for Project 6. Read her editorial: ‘Resilient Action Researchers – some hints and tips’.

Watch the project’s final presentation from the programme’s dissemination event by clicking play on the right. You can also download their slides here.