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 and Writing for Pleasure: A Framework for Practice’ Executive Summary.

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‘Responsible Reading:
Children’s Literature and Social Justice’
By Alyson Simpson and Teresa Mary Cremin in Education Sciences. 2022, 12(4), 264.

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‘Enriching Reading for Pleasure: The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Shadowing Scheme’ Executive Summary.

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

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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’?

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

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‘Reading and motivating: Focusing on disengaged readers’
By Teresa Cremin. Permission given by National Association of Teachers of English who first published this article.

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‘Children’s Reading Choices: What are children choosing to read and how do they choose?’
The Open University, School Library Association, and Bounce Together.

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‘Reading Communities: What, why and how?’

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‘Teachers as readers: building communities of readers’
By Teresa Cremin, Marilyn Mottram, Fiona Collins, Sacha Powell and Kimberly Safford

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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.

Available to buy here.

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

Available to buy here.

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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