Expanding the Reach of Literacy, Literature and Learning

dc.contributor.author Daniel, John
dc.coverage.placeName United Kingdom en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Europe en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Global en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-04T23:03:34Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-04T23:03:34Z
dc.date.issued 2005-05-15
dc.description.abstract Association for Commonwealth Studies, The Literatures of the Commonwealth Conference, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, UK, 15 May 2005, Expanding the reach of Literacy, Literature and Learning, By: Sir John Daniel, President & CEO, Commonwealth of Learning // An important principle in life, enunciated by Canada's former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, is 'to dance with the girl what brung you'. The Commonwealth of Learning, which I shall call COL, brought me to Windsor so I shall first tell you briefly what COL is and does. The raison d'être of COL is distance education and I shall argue that this relatively new approach to teaching and learning is having a particularly powerful impact on expanding the knowledge and appreciation of literature amongst a new adult audience. // I have given my remarks the title: Expanding the reach of Literacy, Literature and Learning. In talking to you I shall bear in mind the sage advice that my wife has given me at successive stages in my career in public speaking. When I was young it was 'say something interesting'; in middle age it was, 'don't be too long'; today it is simply 'stand up straight and pull your stomach in'. // It is both a relief and a challenge that you do not expect me to illustrate my remarks with slides. A relief because they might distract you from mistaking my words for thought; a challenge because it has been well said that there are two kinds of speakers, those with slides and those with ideas. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/1548
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Commonwealth of Learning (COL) en_US
dc.subject Commonwealth of Learning (COL) en_US
dc.subject Learning for Sustainable Development en_US
dc.subject Literacy en_US
dc.title Expanding the Reach of Literacy, Literature and Learning en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
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