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    The trauma and the triumph

    Hayward, Beverley (2021) The trauma and the triumph. In: SCUTREA Conference: Adult Education in Global Times: An International Research Conference, 17 September 2021, Online. (Unpublished)

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    My contribution is a poem, entitled: A Story of Hope: The Lifelong Dyslexic Learner. I wrote a version of this poem two years’ ago that I often use in my teaching practice to expose my own vulnerability, with the expectation of putting my students at ease. The intension is to encourage those that have a learning difference or disability not to give up on their education, but to continue in a collective community of learning. In that community of support and encouragement a democratic pedagogical experience can be fostered to initiate a dialogue to help each other through challenging times. Only recently have I had the confidence to speak out about my own literacy difficulties, but in sharing my experiences, I feel I have fostered a more authentic approach to teaching. In finding my own voice and telling my story, I hoped to facilitate a horizontal approach to enable adult learners to feel comfortable to speak their truths and be successful in their/our lifelong learning journeys.


    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
    Additional Information: A short biographical presentation on the transgenerational legacy of belonging to a dyslexic family, entitled: ‘the trauma and the triumph’.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): neurodiversity, dyslexic, dyslexia, family, transgenerational, trauma, learning, education, spld, LDD, learning difference, disability
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Beverley Hayward
    Date Deposited: 10 May 2022 15:08
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:13


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