Tracey Denton-Calabrese

Tracey Denton-Calabrese

Tracey Denton-Calabrese is a doctoral researcher in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford. Deeply influenced by her work as a secondary education teacher and technology curriculum coordinator, she conducts ethnographic research in the areas of school culture and the use of information and communication technologies.

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Neurodiversity: Beyond the Disability Label

Judy Singer, a sociologist with Asperger’s syndrome, has been credited with coining the term “neurodiversity.” The idea of neurodiversity considers a student’s learning differences but also moves beyond those difficulties and argues that there are variations in humans, just as there is bio-diversity in any particular animal species, and these variations may have some benefits.…

Collection of books to be read

Break It Down: Getting to the Main Points of Books and Articles Quickly

The amount of required reading you encounter as a university student can sometimes seem overwhelming. However, don’t despair, as there are things you can do to make the reading process more efficient and increase your understanding of the literature. For example, don’t try to read articles or books from beginning to end if your time…

The Benefits of Text to Speech Software

The Benefits of Text to Speech Software

Text to speech software enables you to hear text on the screen read aloud. It can be an extremely useful tool for all students, particularly those with learning difficulties. For example, you can use text to speech tools to help improve your writing. Just activate the function on your Mac or PC to listen to…

Student discussing work requirements on her laptop

Positive Action! Extended Time on Tests for Students with Dyslexia

Positive Action is a governmental measure under the Equality Act 2010 that allows universities and other organizations to take action to alleviate disadvantage experienced by certain groups.  For example, those with learning difficulties may have reasonable provisions available to them based on their needs. Reasonable provisions could include a number of resources that support students…