Shadowing Toolkits

These toolkits have been put together to share some of the great ways that groups have participated in shadowing to inspire you, whether you are new to shadowing or looking for some fresh ideas to engage young people.

1. Carnegies shadowing group: a sense of belonging

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2. Learning through dialogue: discussion

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3. The awards shadowing scheme as part of the wider reading culture 

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4. Reaching the hard to reach: diversity and ‘hard to reach’ groups

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The information contained in the toolkits are based on and links to a larger research report, written by Joan Swann and Teresa Cremin at Open University and funded by the Carnegie UK Trust (2012). Read the full report here.

We hope that you find the toolkits useful and that it inspires you to continue to develop your shadowing group. We recognise the great work that happens in shadowing groups and want to continue to champion our amazing network of shadowers and shadowing group leaders! Happy reading! Please get in touch if you have any innovative shadowing ideas you would like to share with us at carnegies@cilip.org.uk.