Disciplinary Literacy in Secondary Schools

Feb 8, 2024

Supporting Disciplinary Literacy in Secondary Schools

“Simply put, teachers need to understand what is distinct about reading, writing, speaking and listening in their specific subject discipline. This is foundational.”

Blackpool Research School highlights an introduction to a collaborative way school leaders can create disciplinary literacy.

John Holmes and Helen Myers are Director and Deputy Director at Tudor Grange Research School in the West Midlands. In their latest blog – Writers’ room: supporting disciplinary literacy in secondary schools through collaboration – they describe how co-constructing professional development with a cross-disciplinary team of leaders helped to develop disciplinary literacy in their school.

Disciplinary literacy is based on the idea that ‘each subject has its own unique language, ways of knowing, doing, and communicating.’

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