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Australian Reading Hour Recordings Available

Australian Reading Hour Recordings Available

The Teen Reading Team and guests Danielle Binks and Christine Oughtred presented at an event at Deakin's Waterfront Library earlier this year. Edited recordings of the Event are now available. Introductions to the Event and Speakers led by Deakin Library's Lucinda...

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Teen Reading Project Update

Teen Reading Project Update

2023 is the final year of our project: 'Discovering a ‘Good Read’: Cultural Pathways to Reading for Australian Teens in a Digital Age'. Earlier this year we published a newsletter providing an update on our research activities in 2022 and a preview of some our...

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Australian Reading Hour Event Waterfront Library

Australian Reading Hour Event Waterfront Library

The team recently hosted a successful public panel at Waterfront Library, to share research and industry insights about keeping teenagers reading in an age of distractions. The event was aligned with the Australian Reading Hour, a national celebration of Australians'...

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Who in your neighbourhood supports teen reading?

Who in your neighbourhood supports teen reading?

Team member and Deakin University PhD candidate Anne-Marie May is researching how booksellers and librarians influence teen recreational reading at the physical sites of bookstores, school libraries, and public libraries. She takes a geographically located approach to...

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New Explainer – Tiktok

New Explainer – Tiktok

Dr Bronwyn Reddan's publication for the teacher librarian community has just been published on Synergy.  The explainer covers the following: What opportunities do readers have to engage with books on the digital social media platforms YouTube, Instagram, and...

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National Education Summit

National Education Summit

Leonie, Bronwyn and Katya were pleased to present interim findings from the schools survey at the National Education Summit in Melbourne in June 2022. Based on over 3000 survey responses, this presentation included information on how often and how much time teenagers...

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School survey now live!

School survey now live!

The Teen Reading project is working with secondary schools in WA, NSW, QLD and VIC to survey Australian teenagers about their reading behaviour. This research aims to better understand how teenagers choose, read and discuss books, to ensure that they are better able...

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Summer Focus Groups

‘It’s like watching a movie in my head’ During the January school holidays we ran a short range of focus groups with teenagers in South Australia and regional and urban Victoria. We asked participants about sources of book recommendations, where they access books and...

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New funding!

Australian Research Council Grant Discovering a ‘good read’: Pathways to reading for Australian teens Breaking news (July 2019) – the next phase of our research has received funding through the ARC's Linkage Projects scheme. The scheme is designed to support research...

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