A stunning documentary film by multi award-winning filmmaker, Amel Tresnjic that documents the genesis, implementation and fine-tuning of a highly successful, evidence-based literacy intervention program at Dandenong North Primary School, Victoria, Australia. The documentary provides a historical perspective of an educational breakthrough initiative that challenged conventional wisdom and practice. Rather than relying on motivation to learn to read as a precursor to literacy success, The Reading Factory, comprised of a dedicated team of educators, subscribed to an alternate psycho-educational theory - that learning to read can transcend the motivation often lacking in reluctant readers or students from disadvantaged backgrounds The Reading Factory has provided long-term evidence that Students who achieve success in learning to read go on to experience success in the higher-level skill of reading to learn. The Reading Factory demonstrates that it is possible to change behaviours first,...
A life changing literacy support program