Assistant Professor Loh Chin Ee Presents at the University of South Australia

Assistant Professor Loh Chin Ee Presents at the University of South Australia

Date
Friday, 01 June 2018

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Assistant Professor Loh Chin Ee giving the presentation

Assistant Professor Loh Chin Ee, at the English Language and Literature Academic Group, presented a talk titled “Reading Futures and Reading Mobilities: What difference does space make to the reading participation of adolescent students?” at the University of South Australia on 23 May 2018.

The presentation which arose from her research “Building a Reading Culture: a Nation-wide Study of Reading and School Libraries in Singapore Secondary Schools” extends current research, taking a “spatial turn” (Mills & Comber, 2015) to examine how space and literacy practices are socially produced to reproduce or transform inequitable practices. More specifically, she argues that a cognitive-only view of reading ignores the affective or emotional dimension of learning to read, a component that needs to be taken into account when considering the design of reading policy, curriculum and instruction. Assistant Professor Loh Chin Ee engages data to discuss physical and actual access to reading resources between middle-class and low-income students in the presentation.