Using Multiliteracies and Multimodalities to Support Young Children's Learning


Marie Charles & Bill Boyle

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    Marie Charles is a teacher, formative assessment researcher, consultant and author whose work demonstrates that she believes passionately in the learner (rather than measurement or grading) being at the centre of the education process – a belief that she carries into her classroom practice.

    Professor Bill Boyle has until recently held the positions of chair of Educational Assessment and was Director of the Centre for Formative Assessment Studies (CFAS) in the Manchester Institute of Education at the University of Manchester, UK. CFAS is the oldest research centre (founded 1988) in the UK for supporting teachers, teacher trainers, schools and policy makers in using formative teaching, learning and assessment and is involved in supporting the development of formative assessment in the UK and in many countries around the globe. Professor Boyle and his co-author, Marie Charles, publish their research work in academic and practitioner journals, present at international conferences and workshops, and design and support developments in formative teaching, learning and assessment. Currently, they are working with colleagues in Pakistan, Russia, Armenia, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the USA on understanding and using formative strategies for more effective teaching and learning.


    A special thank you to the individuals who believed in me; Jane Simpson, Sue Austin and Claude: A towering intellectual with great compassion who continues to influence my thinking.

    And finally, a special thank you to McKelly Charles my dad, who taught me how to read at four years old and opened up to me the power of the printed word.

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