Innovation in Learning (2020 cohort)
I have over 15 years’ experience working within charity, disability and education services, and have worked as a Literacy Tutor and Dyslexia Specialist for a national homeless charity in London, since 2016. I completed both my PGCE in Post-Compulsory Literacy (and ESOL) (2016) and my MA in SpLD (dyslexia) (2019) at UCL’s Institute of Education. I currently have AMBDA and an APC, meaning I can assess and diagnose dyslexia in children and adults. My MA research: Overcoming the hurdles: Understanding motivation and supporting adult learners with poor literacy and dyslexia in the homelessness sector was published in the Dyslexia journal (August 2020), and I am Committee Member and Communications Associate for Literacy100; a charitable trust working to support literacy learning within the homelessness sector.
Olisa, J. and Goodacre, K., (2019). Literacy and Homelessness: Tackling the provision deficit. RaPAL, 2019 Conference Edition. Vol.99. p 41-45.
Goodacre, K. and Sumner, E., 2020. Overcoming the hurdles: Understanding motivation and supporting adult learners with poor literacy and dyslexia in the homelessness sector. Dyslexia.