Watch out! Trigger warnings sign-post difficult material, giving the audience a chance to prepare.
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In the fraught debate over trigger warnings in the university classroom, they are routinely associated with censorship and silencing. Yet for teachers, they can open up a discussion of difficult material – not suppress it.
Bookstagrammers captures the aesthetic beauty of book covers and jackets.
The #bookstagram hashtag on Instagram is changing the way the world looks at reading.
A recent survey suggests that a third of UK parents avoid reading their children scary stories. Is this a worrying trend?
Children taking part in a philosophical discussion at Buranda State School in Brisbane.
Teaching philosophy for just one hour a week can improve children's progress in writing, maths and reading.
The new film version of Swallows and Amazons set in the Lake District.
How the new film could inspire parents and children to head to the Lake District, to spend time canoeing, building campfires and reconnecting with nature.
Paper or tablet?
With the surge in e-books and digital devices, one concern has been whether students are learning as much. Research shows that some crucial elements of learning are indeed being lost.
Is there weight to claims that reading can make you a better person – or are they just tall tales?
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Two sociologists recommend their favourite thriller for your summer reading.
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A Renaissance expert recommends her favourite historical fiction.
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A relationship expert recommends her favourite romantic fiction – and it doesn't have to be all princes and fairytales.
With our attention diverted, we’re no longer in the moment.
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Whether it’s through Facebook or Snapchat, images and videos are changing how we communicate. But as words become more trivial, our attention, our creativity, and even our empathy may be at stake.
Arial font was as effective as Dyslexie front when the spacing of letters and words were enlarged.
A new font designed called 'Dyslexie' was labelled 'a breakthrough' by the media for reportedly being about to help increase the reading speed of those with dyslexia. But does it really work?
Six year olds are deciding whether they are good readers or not based on how many books they’ve read.
Reading is increasingly being reduced to a numbers game in schools.
We need to adapt learning styles to suit those whose first language isn’t English.
Students from non-English speaking backgrounds learn differently depending on the types and number of languages they speak and are literate in.
Reading requires more than just your ABCs.
Speech patterns are just important as letter sounds when learning to read.
This week’s Sydney Writers’ Festival not only celebrates the art of writing, but the art of reading. Of course, it is difficult not to worry that this might be because the art of reading – that is, deep…
Has play gone out of kindergarten?
Navy Hale Keiki School
Kindergarteners are under tremendous pressure – doing as many as 15 academic activities in a day, with a shorter recess time. What is the long-term impact?
When children start school, they need to develop reading fluency.
There is a lot of misinformation about how Australia prepares teachers to teach reading and writing in schools. So here's how it really works.
Reading with your child at home helps to improve their literacy skills.
Parents who provide learning support at home can improve their child's literacy and emotional development, regardless of their class or educational background.
Why aren’t enough black students identified for gifted programs?
Howard County Library System
Two students -- one black and one white -- with the same math and reading achievement could have very different likelihoods of being identified as gifted.