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Gold Star Student Teacher Awards

Announcing the Gold Star Student Teacher awards

This year is the first time we have given Awards to Gold Star Student Teacher Examples of Practice. Teresa Cremin of the Open University and Roger McDonald of the University of Greenwich considered all the 30 Examples of Practice that had been uploaded by Student Teachers to the Research Rich Pedagogies website in 2017-2018.

They applied the following criteria:

That the student teacher had enriched their knowledge and understanding through engaging with the Teachers as Readers research about developing children’s reading for pleasure;

That the student teacher had developed research informed practice that built on this;

That their development work had made an impact, usually, although not always, on children‘s reading for pleasure; 

That it was an innovative piece of work;

That the Example of Practice was visually engaging and professionally presented.

The Winners: 

Kathryn Holyland – The Reading Cinema – Canterbury Christ Church – https://researchrichpedagogies.org/research/example/the-reading-cinema

Nigel Lungenmuss-Ward – Inspiring Reading for Pleasure though Social Media – University of East Anglia – https://researchrichpedagogies.org/research/example/inspiring-reading-for-pleasure-through-social-media

Eilidh Douglas – That’s our Book! – UCL – https://researchrichpedagogies.org/research/example/thats-our-book-how-beegu-engaged-a-group-of-year-2-readers

Highly Commended: 

Lauren Green – Talk about Texts – University of Hertfordshire – https://researchrichpedagogies.org/research/example/talk-about-texts

Stephanie Dunn – Lunchtime Readers – Edge Hill – https://researchrichpedagogies.org/research/example/lunchtime-readers

Rebecca Jones – Little Bookworms Club – Edge Hill – https://researchrichpedagogies.org/research/example/little-bookworms-club

Congratulations to all these student teachers and to their University tutors who supported their journeys as pedagogues and readers. Prizes are on the way! 

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