'Deaf learning' - as it was, is now, and could be

4 December 2012, 5.00 PM

In this public event we invite you to engage with the beautiful visual experience of British Sign Language (BSL) poetry as a way to think specifically about learning among deaf people, as members of a UK minority language community.

Organised by Graduate School of Education

Presenters: Paul Scott, Richard Carter and Donna Williams, British Sign Language poets

Room 4.10, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1JA. 5-6.30pm

Followed by refreshments

We can all use poetry to explore ideas of learning.  In this public event we invite you to engage with the beautiful visual experience of British Sign Language (BSL) poetry as a way to think specifically about learning among deaf people, as members of a UK minority language community.

Three of Britain’s leading sign language poets will perform some of their BSL poems that address ways deaf people need to learn and ways that educators have helped or hindered the process. Discussion with the poets after their performance  aims to go beyond ‘who should teach’, ‘what we should teach’ and ‘how we should teach it’ to ‘what deaf people need to know’ and ‘what they need to know it’. 

The event will be interpreted to allow signers and non-signers alike full access to this evening of learning with a difference.

View ' Deaf learning' (PDF, 335kB) invite

Free event, please book in advance for catering purposes.

Book online or email Lucy.Stephens@bristol.ac.uk

A section of this event was filmed and the video can be viewed on Youtube.