Sub-themes and Topics

The following list of sub-themes and topics around imagination and literacy gives a sense of the range of areas you can address in your abstracts. You should address one of the sub-themes and indicate two or three topics within the sub-theme. These are:

Imagination in literacy practices (early years/primary/secondary)

  • Teaching reading (emergent literacy)
  • Teaching writing (emergent literacy)
  • Making meaning of stories
  • Visual literacy
  • Digital literacies and new technologies
  • Multiliteracies and multilanguages
  • Critical literacies
  • Ethics and literacy
  • Literacy across the curriculum
  • Literacy and lifelong learning
  • Literacy and policies
  • Literacy and entrepreneurship
  • Policies concerning literacy (gender, race and class)
  • Barriers to literacy

Imagination and spaces

  • Classroom spaces (storyworlds, circle time, literature circles)
  • Bedtime reading/family literacy
  • Reading clubs/community literacy/adult literacy
  • School, public and community libraries
  • Outdoor spaces
  • Virtual spaces (ICT and the learning environment, e-libraries)
  • Distance learning
  • Augmented realities
  • Literacy and transnational/transborder movement (refugees)

Imagination and the body

  • Literacy and the body
  • Drama
  • Art and literacy
  • Music and literacy
  • Physical movement/technologies of literacy
  • Imaginative play
  • Links between emotions, cognition and imagination

Imagination and children’s literature

  • Storytelling
  • Moral imagination
  • Picture books/fiction/non-fiction/graphic novels
  • Visual grammar
  • Philosophy with children
  • Publishing and materials development

Imagination in assessment practices

  • Alternative assessment practices (eg Reggio Emilia)
  • Multiliteracies and learning outcomes

Imagination in teacher education and professional development

  • Literacy in tertiary/higher education
  • Academic literacies
  • Continuing professional development