We are hosting an annual international literacy conference to heighten the reputation of the Literacy Research Cluster in the School.
University of Sheffield’s School of Education has a long history of research
excellence in the areas of language and literacies research. World-leading language and literacy researchers like Professor Jackie Marsh have paved the way for earlycareer, mid-career, and senior researchers to pursue different lines of inquiry in literacy and language education in the School of Education. For many years, there was a New Literacies Conference that drew international researchers and that bolstered the School of Education’s reputation for world-leading language and literacies research. There is a need to promote the language and literacies cluster in the department and this funding will be instrumental in strengthening the research impact and collective vision of language and literacies scholarship at Sheffield. After the great success of the 2023 Literacies and Language Conference, we are planning for next year and this time, we are including the PGDE English and Language Team to open up the conference to teachers. Our aim is to host 50-60 attendees.