LSIA International Symposium on Reading and Reading Engagement

Published: Wednesday 29th April 2015

Learning Sciences Institute Australia is pleased to invite you to our LSIA International Symposium on Reading and Reading Engagement on 10 and 11 July 2015 at the ACU Leadership Centre, Brisbane.

Several significant challenges in advancing Australian education need urgent attention. One is the persistent reading achievement gap evident in a range of test data. Despite past efforts to address this, the reading gap persists. In Australia and other parts of the world, promoting and improving reading education has been a top priority area of reform in the agenda for educational improvement.

The LSIA international reading symposium is a timely international event taking a sharp focus on the teaching and learning of reading, and reader engagement. The symposium will be of high interest for educational researchers, school leaders, teachers and policy makers to rethink practices and policies for promoting reading achievement and engagement, especially for disadvantaged students.

The world's leading literacy researchers are coming, so join us to hear and meet:

  • Keynote presenter: Professor Barry McGaw, the former OECD Director responsible for implementing PISA testing. Barry will share his international perspectives on the testing of reading and its promotion from a global perspective.
  • Educational experts: 20 experts from countries including Finland, Hong Kong and Singapore, presenting their research findings and ongoing research work on reading. These invited presentations feature cutting-edge research by world-leading researchers in various fields of investigation critical for improving reading education.

This symposium offers a stimulating opportunity to engage in constructive dialogue with these experts exploring new ideas for informing practices and policies to advance reading instruction.


Register online now.

If you have any question about registration, please email

Further information

For more information about the LSIA reading symposium please visit the LSIA website. Alternatively, download the symposium flyer.