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I4P Event: 23rd April 2018

Adult Literacy – Between the lines;
trauma, attachment and relational sciences

Linno Rhodes

Watch the lecture here: YouTube

We are delighted to welcome, Linno Rhodes, an International research fellow and educator from Australia. Linno’s international fellowship supports knowledge exchange that has the capacity to benefit economic development, vocational training, industry innovation and advancement.

The focus of Linno’s presentation will be the exploration of applied research in the areas of trauma, adult attachment theories, and the impact of positive interactions between student/student dyad and teacher/student dyad.

She draws on the relational sciences, in particular neurobiology, to probe how our brains are activated when there is perceived danger and threat, especially if we have a traumatic background. She highlights how teachers can learn to recognise when students (and themselves) are ‘activated’ and can make a change in how that activation is responded to and received. This is especially significant in addressing the shame many learners experience for behaviour that they have no control over.

As educationalists this approach is important for adult learners who have experienced trauma (especially in the classrooms of their formative years), to bring opportunity for real healing to those experiences. Learners who have an opportunity for a positive and successful learning experience are more likely to continue on a pathway of their choice and experience success in other areas of their lives. Empowerment from trauma offers dignity and hope.

Organised by the Faculty of Education and sponsored by I4P, this event will take place at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.

Date: Monday 23rd April 2018

3.45pm Registration and Refreshments
4.15pm Start
5.30pm Networking

Venue: Lecture Theatre H2, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences (building 4 on the Map) at Edge Hill University (Directions)

Linno Rhodes 
Linno is the Education Manager at Olympic Adult Education, an Adult Community Education centre in Melbourne Australia. She is the Co-President of the Victorian Adult Literacy and Basic Education Committee, and is on the Fine Print Editorial Committee and the Reading and Writing Hotline Steering Committee. Linno is a 2017 recipient of the International Specialised Skills Foundation Fellowship. Her interest is in researching and sharing knowledge and skills in Adult Literacy teaching and learning and Neuroscience.

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