GTC Scotland

The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Webinar recording: The Science of Reading

Watch a recording of our webinar on the science behind teaching children to read

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our webinar held on Thursday 13 December from 4 to 5 pm.

If you were unable to join us, you can now watch a recording of the webinar:

The Science of Reading

The webinar was delivered by Dr Sarah McGeown, Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. Dr McGeown talks about systematic synthetics phonics, the alphabetic code, the big five and the importance of reading for pleasure.

The presentation slides and further reading are also available to download:

Further information

To contact Sarah, please email or contact via Twitter: @DrSarahMcG

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