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Speaker Spotlight - Judith Wakeman

26 Aug 2021 3:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Developmental Bibliotherapy:

What is it and why do our students need it?

Presented by Judith Wakeman

Judith’s research into the positive correlation between reading fiction and the wellbeing of young adults began with a chance conversation in mid 2018. Since then she has read thousands of pages of research and consolidated and shared her findings on her blog at, contributed to the Humanities on the Brink symposium hosted by Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment and UCSA (available on YouTube), and submitted a chapter for inclusion in an upcoming publication entitled Literature for Change. Before becoming a teacher librarian, Judith was a teacher of mathematics and information technology in secondary and tertiary settings. She has studied across all areas of the natural sciences, including meteorology and climatology, and has an ongoing interest in psychology and philosophy. She is also an avid reader of young adult literature and Cli-Fi.

Judith has generously prepared an article for SLANSW, in preparation for an Online Meet-Up. 

Cli-Fi EEV for SLANSW Reframing young peoples responses to climate change.pdf

If you would like to find out more please register for Judith's Online Meet-up via: Developmental Bibliotherapy: What is it and why do our students need it?

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