Dr. Eve Gregory (Senior Lecturer at Goldsmith’s College, university of London) was the keynote speaker for NALDIC’s Early Years Special Interest Group held on 13 May 1995.
She began her talk by challenging some assumptions made by teachers about children’s learning. She questioned firstly the notion that learning must entail immediate fun and enjoyment to be effective. Secondly, she suggested that teachers often take for granted that the interpretation of reading held by children, and by their families, is the same as their own. This means that they often neglect to make their own understanding of reading explicit.