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Dr Naomi Flynn

Associate Professor of Education - University of Reading Institute of Education

Dr. Naomi Flynn is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Reading’s Institute of Education. She is a primary school teacher educator with research expertise in the teaching and learning of children who have English as an additional language (EAL). Her research always involves teachers in one way or another and she is particularly interested in how the profession might be best supported to adapt their practice for EAL learners. Naomi’s current project, funded through a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award, is bringing a US-designed proven-successful pedagogy for multilingual learners to English classrooms. This approach to teaching raises attainment not just for pupils with EAL but for all pupils. In her keynote Naomi will share examples of great practice that she has observed in the US and at home, and through these demonstrate the ways in which research-informed teaching can make the difference.