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Testing the critical literacy of voters, educators and...politicians?

Testing the critical literacy of voters, educators and...politicians?

Elisabeth GriffithsMay 27, 2016

While the Minister for Immigration and "Border Protection" has been scrutinising refugees' literacy and numeracy, the Australian Government has had its sight set on another group's abilities: Australia's pre-service teachers. Elisabeth Griffiths asks if the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students is worth its salt.

Review: 'Comma Sutra'

Review: 'Comma Sutra'

Elisabeth GriffithsNov 20, 2015

Been missing the cunning, linguistic comedy in your life? Elisabeth Griffiths reviews a local offering that will hit the spot.

What’s in a name? Language and the (gay) marriage (equality) debate.

What’s in a name? Language and the (gay) marriage (equality) debate.

Elisabeth GriffithsOct 16, 20151 Comment

The meaning of the word ‘marriage’ has been hotly debated in the media and in global politics over the last few years. To explore the role of language in shaping the debate about social changes, here’s Elisabeth Griffiths with an examination of the terms used by those for and against changing the legal definition of ‘marriage’.

Do spelling bees teach L-I-T-E-R-A-C-Y?

Do spelling bees teach L-I-T-E-R-A-C-Y?

Elisabeth GriffithsJul 31, 20157 Comments

The Great Australian Spelling Bee is coming to our screens. But what place do spelling bees have in the teaching of literacy? Elisabeth Griffiths examines the impact (or lack thereof) alphabetic gymnastics has on student understanding.

Review: The Allusionist podcast

Review: The Allusionist podcast

Elisabeth GriffithsJul 16, 20153 Comments

Ever wonder if wordy podcasts are worth it? It seems that at least one of them is. Elisabeth Griffiths has a listening recommendation for Fully Sic readers.

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