Dr Rhoda Myra Bacsal Invited to Speak on the Topic of Multicultural Picturebooks

Dr Rhoda Myra Bacsal Invited to Speak on the Topic of Multicultural Picturebooks

Date
Friday, 20 January 2017

Rhoda Bascal
Dr Rhoda Myra Bacsal, an Assistant Professor from the Early Childhood & Special Needs Education Academic Group (ECSE AG) of NIE, leads the project “Reading Lives and Practices of Singapore Teachers and the Use of Multicultural Children's Literature to Promote Socio-emotional Learning” managed by OER.

Her project aims to investigate the reading lives and practices of teachers in Singapore and their impact on promoting socio-emotional learning and inclusive practices in the classroom. Data in this research will inform the development of a multicultural text-set for teachers in Singapore that specifically looks into how picture books can be used to facilitate socio-emotional learning and help develop inclusive practices.

Based on this project, Dr Bacsal has presented on the topic of “Building Social and Emotional Learning Bridges through Multicultural Picturebooks” to several audiences on different occasions:

  • In an invited discussion with Simon Fraser University, World Literature Program, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences via Skype on 4 October 2016
  • Professional Development workshop for librarians at the National Library Board (NLB) with Co-PI Dr Ruanni Tupas, Assistant Professor from English Language and Literature Academic Group of NIE on 28 October 2016
  • Professional Development workshop for KidsRead Volunteers of the NLB with Co-PI Mdm Sarinajit Kaur, Teaching Fellow from ECSE AG of NIE on 12 November 2016
  • At Tanglin Trust School to a group of international school librarians from different schools on 3 November 2016
  • Teachers in Ngee Ann Primary School on 9 November 2016

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Dr Bacsal presented at the Professional Development workshop for librarians at the National Library Board. Dr Bacsal presented to an audience of KidsRead Volunteers.