Everybody’s Reading: read, think, discuss.

Everybody’s Reading is a reading group with a difference. Every few weeks we will be promoting discussion around an educational issue by discussing a published piece of research.

All discussion items will be open access.  Some will be produced by academic colleagues at the University of Nottingham, but material will come from many sources.

The January article is ‘The Digital Native: Myth or Reality’ by Neil Selwyn.

We want people to read the work, think about it and discuss it. How does it relate to your experience? How can it help you in your practice?

There are lots of ways to join in the discussion – you can decide what best suits you. Here are some possibilities:

  1. Read the article on our blog and use the comments section to discuss and debate. As others comment, the debate will develop.
  2. Join in the online Reading Group. For each article we will organise a virtual meeting on twitter to discuss the issues. The date and time will be publicised on the blog post with the article. Follow What Matters on twitter – @whatmattersUoN –  for more details, and when we meet we will use the hashtag #wmedchat. This month we’ll be meeting 7-8pm on Tuesday 24th January.
  3. Organise your own meeting – can be as formal or as informal as you like.  It might be you and a colleague discussing over coffee, or it might be a group of people in your school, or across schools. Whatever works for you.

However you get involved the simple principle is the same: read, think, discuss – action and change will look after itself!

Previous articles

December 2016 –  Lessons learned: student voice at a school for pupils experiencing social, emotional and behavioural difficulties by Edward Sellman. Download the article from our blog post.

November 2016 – What works in professional development? by Tom Guskey and Kwang Suk Yoon (in Phi Delta Kappan, March 2009). Download the article from our blog post.

View the chat on Storify.