OU Research

Our Reading for Pleasure programme is founded in OU research over many years. Explore some of our publications below and check out books by the OU RfP team, often in collaboration with teachers and HEI colleagues to share insights into RfP.

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Key Research from the OU RfP Team

Reading for Pleasure: scrutinising the evidence base – benefits, tensions and recommendations
Teresa Cremin and Laura Scholes (2024) in Language and Education.

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Responsible Reading: Children’s Literature and Social Justice
Alyson Simpson and Teresa Cremin (2022) in Education Sciences.

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‘Children’s Reading Choices: What are children choosing to read and how do they choose?’
Teresa Cremin and Becky Coles (2022).

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Teachers as readers: building communities of readers
Teresa Cremin et al (2008) in Literacy.

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Reading and Writing for Pleasure: A Framework for Practice

Teresa Cremin, Helen Hendry, Liz Chamberlain & Samantha Hulston (2024).

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Approaches to Reading and Writing for Pleasure: An Executive Summary of the Research

Teresa Cremin, Helen Hendry, Liz Chamberlain & Samantha Hulston (2024).

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The OU RfP Team’s Research.

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Pedagogy for reading for pleasure in low
socio-economic primary schools: beyond ‘pedagogy of poverty’?

Amelia Hempel-Jorgensen, Teresa Cremin, Diane Harris & Liz Chamberlain (2018) in Literacy.

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Teachers as Readers: Building Communities of Readers.
Executive Summary.

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Widening Teachers’ Reading Repertoires: Moving beyond a Popular Childhood Canon
Teresa Cremin, Sarah Jane Mukherjee, Juli-Anna Aerila, Merja Kauppinen, Mari Siipola & Johanna Lähteelä (2024) in The Reading Teacher. 

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The OU Picturebook Framework
Sarah Jane Mukherjee, Teresa Cremin, Rich Charlesworth & Dana Therova (2024).

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Reading and Motivation: Focusing on Disengaged Readers
Teresa Cremin (2023). Permission given by National Association of Teachers of English who first published this article.

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Reading Communities: What, why and how?

Teresa Cremin (2019) in NATE Primary Matters Summer.

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Enriching Reading for Pleasure: The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Shadowing Scheme’

Teresa Cremin and Joan Swann (2015).

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Key Books from the OU RfP Team

Reading Teachers: Nurturing Reading for Pleasure (Routledge, 2022)

Edited By Teresa Cremin, Helen Hendry, Lucy Rodriguez Leon, Natalia Kucirkova.

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Building Communities of Readers (UKLA)
By Teresa Cremin, Marilyn Mottram, Fiona Collins and Sacha Powell

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Children Reading for Pleasure in the Digital Age: Mapping Reader Engagement
By Natalia Kucirkova and Teresa Cremin.
Available to buy here.

Building Communities of Engaged Readers: Reading for Pleasure

By Teresa Cremin, Marilyn Mottram, Fiona M. Collins, Sacha Powell, Kimberly Safford.
Available to buy here.

Find out more about the OU RfP Team here.

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