MultiLit co-founder and chairman, Emeritus Professor Kevin Wheldall AM, has announced his retirement as Director of the MultiLit Research Unit (MRU), but will remain Chairman of MultiLit. Dr Robyn Wheldall, Deputy Director of the MRU, will step into the Director’s role.
New checklist helps families tell if their child’s school is teaching reading right? How children learn to read – and the best way to teach them – has been extensively
MultiLit welcomes the QLD Government’s move to embed evidence-based reading instruction across the state’s primary schools, including a strengthened focus on phonics.
MultiLit co-founder and chairman Professor Kevin Wheldall AM has been honoured for his pioneering research into language and reading instruction with the 2023 Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties’ Eminent Researcher Award.
One of Australia’s leading literacy researchers has urged schools to stop handing out weekly spelling lists for students to rote learn if they want to develop good spellers.
MultiLit Senior Research Fellow, Dr Alison Madelaine, said providing students with lists of words to learn – typically via the popular “look, cover, say, write, check’’ technique – was ineffective as it relied too heavily on memorisation rather than teaching the inner workings of the English language.
Leading education organisation MultiLit welcomes the recommendations of the Teacher Education Expert Panel and subsequent commitment by federal, state, and territory education ministers to reform initial teacher training. The Panel’s
MultiLit partners with the Australian Catholic Primary Principals’ Association to support school leaders
MultiLit is pleased to announce its partnership with the Australian Catholic Primary Principals’ Association, which will support the promotion of evidence-based literacy education to more than 1300 schools nationwide.
MultiLit recently made a submission in response to the National School Reform Agreement consultation paper ‘Review to Inform a Fairer Education System’.In it, we outline our views on improving student
On Wednesday 25 July, leaders in literacy, policy, education and research gathered at the State Library of New South Wales to launch the new book Effective Instruction in Reading and Spelling.
Co-edited by eminent literacy experts, Emeritus Professor Kevin Wheldall AM, Dr Robyn Wheldall and Dr Jennifer Buckingham OAM, this comprehensive book ensures that the science behind how reading works and its application is available to all.
An Australian-first collaboration between internationally renowned and leading local reading researchers is lifting the veil on the science behind how reading works, amid ongoing concern that many universities are failing to equip graduates to teach children to read effectively.
MultiLit is proud to be Official Sponsor of the Queensland Premier’s Reading Challenge 2023. This great initiative encourages children to enjoy reading and aims to help improve literacy across the state.
Speech Pathology Australia has shortlisted The Spotty Sock Mystery, published by MultiLit’s Putto Press, for the 2023 Book of the Year Awards, in the ‘three to five years’ category.