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    Agentic Writers - building identity, self-efficacy and purpose with young writers aged 3-15

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    Agentic Writers

    Building identity, self-efficacy and purpose with young writers aged 3-15.


    Matt Glover and Lisa Burman 

    Please note venue change to Holy Family Catholic School, Parafield Gardens


    Matt and Lisa have formed a strong professional collaboration since Matt first visited South Australia in 2017.  Now you have a chance to engage with the ideas they've most recently been exploring in their own work: how educators can intentionally create the conditions for young writers to feel a sense of agency in their learning. 

    When young writers feel a sense of agency, they:

    • are driven from within. They do not need extrinsic rewards for motivation.
    • have their own purposes for writing. 
    • find personal meaning and relevance in their text creation.
    • have a strong identity as a writer.
    • are self-directed and initiate their own writing. They are not dependent on the adult. 
    • transfer their learning to other areas of schooling and home. 
    • participate in the shared thinking of a community of writers. 

    Whilst we are all born with the capacity for agency, not all pedagogical approaches honour or support learners to act on it. This workshop day will share specific, intentional teaching decisions each educator can make that will create the conditions for writer agency to thrive. 

    No matter if you are working with our youngest writers (who create texts with mark-making, oral language and bookmaking) or with more mature writers (who live with a writer's notebook to play with their ideas and words), this day will speak to your context. 

    Overview of Day:

    1. Keynote: Lisa Burman
    2. Matt and Lisa will each lead a workshop in smaller groups. 
      1. Preschool and Foundation: with Lisa, then with Matt
      2. Primary and Middle School: with Matt, then Lisa
    3. Keynote: Matt Glover

    Please note: registration is strictly with credit card through Humanitix. 

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