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Symposia and Round Table Panels


  • Graphic Novels in Theory and Educational Practice Invited, symposium held by prof Marek Oziewicz (Minnesota University, USA), invited guests prof Björn Sundmark (Malmö University, Sweden) and prof Jeanette Hoffmann (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)


  • Reading a Literary Education: Sociability and Disciplinary Knowledge in Subject English, symposium held by dr Larissa McLean Davies (University of Melbourne, Australia); invited guests prof Brenton Doecke (Deakin University, Australia), prof Wayne Sawyer (Western Sydney University, Australia), and prof Philip Mead (University of Western, Australia)


  • Searching for New Pedagogies: Literacy Practices and Interaction Around Digital Texts, round table panel held by prof Lisa Tainio and Anna Slotte (University of Helsinki, Finland); discussant Sara Routarinne (University of Helsinki, Finland); invited guests Carina Hermansson & Anna Lindhé (University of Umeå, Sweden), Eva Hultin (Dalarna University, Sweden), Riitta Juvonen, Liisa Tainio & Anna Slotte (University of Helsinki, Finland), Astrid Roe (University of Oslo, Norway), Christina Olin-Scheller & Marie Tanner (University of Karlstad, Sweden)


  • Can Emancipatory Writing Be Seen as a Way to Strengthen Communication, Equity and Equality? Round table panel held by prof Ria Heilä-Ylikallio (Åbo Akademi University, Finland), prof  Denise Patmon (University of Massachusetts, Boston USA), prof  Siv Björklund, (University of Vaasa, Finland), lecturer Katarina Rejman (Stockholm University, Sweden) and PhD candidates Elissa R Nabozny (University of Massachusetts, USA), Anders Westerlund, Caroline Doktar, Sigrid Ducander,  Sofia Jusslin (Åbo Akademi University, Finland)


  • Changing Perspectives on Self and Others in The Literature Classroom, SIG Literature Education Research symposium held by PhD cand. Marloes Schrijvers (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands), dr Tanja Janssen (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands), and prof Irene Pieper (University of Hildesheim, Germany)


  • Metadiscourses in Technology and Literacy Education, SIG TALE round table panel organized by dr Nikolaj Elf (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark), dr Scott Bulfin (Monash University, Australia), and dr Dimitrios Koutsogiannis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece). Short presentations by dr Andrew Burn (University of London, UK); dr Katarina Cederlund (University West, Sweden), dr Anna-Lena Godhe (University of Gothenburg, Sweden), dr Petra Magnusson (University of Kristianstad, Sweden) & dr Sylvana Sofkova Hashemi  (University of Gothenburg, Sweden); dr Boris Vazquez-Calvo (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain), and dr Scott Bulfin (Monash University, Australia) & dr Dimitrios Koutsogiannis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece). Discussant: dr Nikolaj Elf (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark).


  • English Literacy Teachers’ Identities and Judgements in Australia: The Shaping Effects of Policy in a Particular National Context, SIG Teacher Education round table panel held by prof Graham Parr (Melbourne University, Australia); discussant  prof Andy Goodwyn (University of Reading, UK); invited guests Jane Kirkby, Anne Keary, Julie Faulkner, Jane Kirkby, Janet Scull, Marian Nicolazzo, and Scott Bulfin


  • Metalinguistic Education in the 21st Century, SIG Eduling symposium held by by Kaisu Rättyä (University of Eastern Finland, Finland), Ana Costa (Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal), dr Xavier Fontich (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)