18 Dec 2018 - 11:00am

A report on trends in senior English text lists

In collaboration with The University of Melbourne, VATE recently commissioned research into the trends associated with VCE English text lists, 2010-2019. The study, led by Dr Alex Bacalja and Dr Lauren Bliss, investigated a range of factors associated with the texts listed for study, including: text types, setting (time and place), protagonist sex and sexuality, authorship, fictionality, and themes.
The findings are designed to stimulate faculty discussions around text selection and to encourage English teachers to think critically about which texts are validated for study.

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11 Dec 2018 - 11:00am

A Community of Practice: Teaching Reading

Applications for participation in the 2019 program are now open.

The project is a professional learning program, funded by the Department of Education and Training (DET), which aims to enhance planning and pedagogical approaches which improve students’ reading in English. Interested schools can read more about what is involved in the CoP project here.

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20 Nov 2018 - 11:00am

The magic of reading aloud

"We all need that third place, that safe room, that reading aloud provides. We all need that chance to see each other."

A reminder from Kate DiCamillo on the magic of reading aloud.


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21 Nov 2018 - 11:00am

100 Notable Books

What have you read from this list and what will you be reading over the summer break?

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