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Call for Articles

Building on March’s conference hosted at the University of Bolton,

Collaboration and Connections

The theme for RaPAL’s next edition, Journal 96, is Collaboration and Connections. A ‘makers faire’ celebrating our teaching and learning practices, Collaboration and Connections looks at how we use our English and maths to negotiate and build lives, and the role of educator research in making sense of managing it all.

How do we reconcile curricula with our learners and contexts? What projects as individuals and teams do we manage to squeeze through and to what effect? How did we do that? How does educational technology help and what alternatives serve better? What numeracies do we find in literacy? What literacies do we find in numeracy? How does language development thread through all of this? What more can a professional learning community add?

This edition showcases English and maths andragogy and the research practices which underpin our work.

We encourage contributions from teachers, learners, researchers and anyone else involved in literacies, from both new and experienced writers. We welcome a variety of formats with possibilities including:

  • An extended academic discussion (this will be peer-reviewed)
  • A reflective piece in text, audio or visual form on your experience of teaching or learning of literacies in different spaces.
  • An innovative idea you have tried in the classroom or beyond communicated through text, audio, or video.
  • A poem, narrative, or other visually creative piece to represent or demonstrate the meaning of literacies to a specific audience.

If you require further information on writing for the journal, please see the RaPAL journal (https://rapal.org.uk/journal/write-for-us/) or contact one of us to discuss your ideas.

Please send first drafts by Sunday 30th September 2018 at the latest, and ideally earlier, particularly when they are peer reviewed pieces. Please send a copy of your draft to our editors as soon as you are able to at conference2018@rapal.org.uk

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