Brookes Learning and Teaching Exhibition and Conference 2021

Being a reader in lockdown: Evaluating a Brookes Teaching Innovation Project to support students’ reading.

Victoria Pratt, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

My exhibit will draw on my 2020-21 Brookes Teaching Innovation Project: “Am I ‘a reader’? Supporting students to develop a positive reading identity”. This lies within the ‘Inclusion’ BTIP strand, and is based on the premise that feeling like ‘a reader’ supports a sense of belonging in HE, but that not all students feel this way. Delegates will learn about the background to the project, how it was adapted in the light of Covid-19 and what the findings suggest about students’ reading for pleasure in an exceptional time.