Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Becoming well-read or reading well?: Academic Reading Circles as an innovative and inclusive practice

Becoming well-read or reading well?: Academic Reading Circles as an innovative and inclusive practice Thumbnail


Abstract

Academic Reading Circles are an innovative strategy for supporting students’ academic reading practices. Based on reading circles used in more general contexts to develop students’ engagement with reading extensively, Academic Reading Circles have been adapted to the academic context to help students engage with more complex texts in their discipline. This paper will consider how Academic Reading Circles can play a strategic role in students becoming well read or in their learning process of reading well. The authors will use their experiences of embedding Academic Reading Circles in their teaching within different disciplines (in the Arts/Humanities and Social Sciences) to explore how Academic Reading Circles can guide learners to develop a critical lens through which to examine denser academic texts, and encourage them to recognise and make the most of the multidimensionality of the reading experience.

Acceptance Date Dec 1, 2021
Publication Date Dec 1, 2021
Journal Journal of Academic Development and Education Special Edition (Becoming Well Read)
Print ISSN 2051-3593
DOI https://doi.org/10.21252/ce5b-ka44
Keywords reading circles, academic reading, inclusive practice, criticality
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.21252/ce5b-ka44

Files





Downloadable Citations