Journal Article: Using paper scrolls to teach reading and writing in higher education classrooms
Submitted by Dave Middlebrook on May 6, 2019 - 12:04pm
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I would like to share with you a case study, just published, in which graduate students at London Metropolitan University were introduced to the idea of using paper scrolls to address the academic reading needs of non-traditional, international, and learning disabled students. They found this simple, ancient book format to be more welcoming, accessible, and collaborative than the codex (bound book); they found that it provides for a better dialogic encounter with reading.
This work was anchored in the UK at LondonMet by Sandra Sinfield, Tom Burns, and Sandra Abegglen. I contributed from the US (Dave Middlebrook). The article appears in the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, and is available here. You might also find it helpful to view some photos of students using scrolls. To that end, here is a pretty good collection of photos on twitter, from K-12 teachers in the US.
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