Vilnius, Conference Literacy in the digital Age

Op 20 januari 2017  was ik aanwezig op de Conferentie Literacy in the digital Age in the Lithuania National Library in Vilnius, Litouwen en mocht daar een keynote geven. Hier deel ik de presentaties. Zie de links. Kom regelmatig terug voor de aanvullingen.

CONFERENCE: LITERACY IN THE DIGITAL AGE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20th, 2017
The Lithuania National Library, Vilnius

9.00-10.00       Registration

10.00-12.00     Plenary session (simultaneous translation).

Chair: Daiva Penkauskienė
WELCOME WORD

12.00-12.30     Coffee break

12.30-14.00     PARALLEL SESSIONS

I. Literacy and special needs education: different approaches and perspectives. Moderator Rūta Kačkutė 

II. Reading promotion in the Digital Age. Moderator Rūta Elijošaitytė-Kaikarė

  • Juli-Anna Aerila. Helping children enjoy reading.
  • Silvija Tretjakova. Reading Promotion in Latvia: developing a comprehensive multi-level literacy program.
  • Natalya Kurikalova. Education and reading programs for children undergoing long-time treatment in hospitals.

 III. Literacy in the changing world: challenges and opportunities. Moderator Valentina Dagienė

  • Veronika Rot Gabrovec. Did the earth move for you too? Digital (non)natives, and multimodal folk tales.
  • Elizabeth Broad. Interactive text:  distraction, engagement and understanding.
  • Ana Tymcuk How to help immigrants with Literacy

IV. Teaching Literacy in All Content Area and Life Long Learning. Moderator Daiva Penkauskienė

V. Literacy Teacher Education: effective practices. Moderator Žydronė Žukauskaitė-Kasparienė

 14.00-15.00
Lunch
15.00-16.00
Stand session and coffee
16.00-17.00
Closing session. Introduction Ann-Sofie Selin
Dr. William G. Brozo Boys’ Media as a Resource in Their Own Literacy Development

 

Call for papers XX European Conference on Literacy 2017 Date Extended

Schermafdruk 2016-06-20 12.14.41As President of Spanish Reading and Writting Association (AELE), I am pleased to announce the CALL FOR PAPERS for the upcoming XX European Conference on Literacy 2017 in Madrid, Spain, to be open now to be open until December, 18, 2016.

This edition of European Conference, with the main theme “Working together to encourage equity through literacy communities: a challenge of the 21st. Century“, will be held on July, 3 – 6. As organizers, we encourage teacher-educators and teachers, researchers, librarians, students, parents, etc. to actively participate in this event by submitting projects, experiences and other theoretical or practical contributions on literacy as “moving target”.

The AELE team inform that this European Conference takes place in parallel with a new edition of Ibero-american Forum “Literacy and Learning” to improve the communication node between cultures and the exchange of experiences and research knowledge.

The website of both events with all information is www.aelemadrid2017.com

For specific information about XX European Conference, the link is: http://aelemadrid2017.com/en/xx-european-conference/

We are looking forward to your contributions for ORAL PRESENTATIONS, POSTERS, SYMPOSIUMS, ROUND TABLES and WORKSHOPS. Please, see specific information of each type of contribution.

If you have any questions regarding the Call for Papers or the conference as such, please let us know in european.conference.madrid2017@gmail.com

We are looking forward to your contributions and to seeing you in Madrid – 2017, as a speaker and/or a participant!

Kind regards from Spain,

Estela D´Angelo

Key notes & Presentations 3rd Baltic Sea – 17th Nordic Literacy Conference

Ik ben lid van de IDEC (ook vertegenwoordiger van Nederlands daarin) en Fela (idem). In Augustus was ik op de 3rd Baltic Sea – 17th Nordic Literacy Conference in Turku, Finland. Ik deel even een blog dat ik heb geschreven voor de IDEC-site. Een eerste reeks key-notes en presentaties. Zie het origineel op de IDEC site, dat nog zal worden aangevuld.

The 3rd Baltic Sea – 17th Nordic Literacy Conference was a great succes. We will share experiences and photos later. In this blog we will share key notes and some of the presentations. Please download and read. Comments are very welcome.
This post is under construction. More presentations will follow. Please come back regularly.

  1. William G. Brozo Leaving No Boy Behind: Empowering Struggling and Disengaged Male Readers
  2. Sari Sulkunen Literacy – Action for the future
  3. Ariana-Stanca Văcărețu Literacy Projects Romanian RWCT Association
  4. J. McIntosh & T. Campbell Making Writing Irresistible: Inspiring Young Adolescent Writers.
  5. J. McIntosh & T. Campbell Making Writing Irresistible: Inspiring Young Adolescent Writers. List of Literature
  6. Jeroen Clemens Literacy in a digital age: a challenge for language teachers.
  7. Guðmundur B. Kristmundsson How can literacy education prepare young people for becoming an active independent citizen?
  8. William G. Brozo Renate Valtin Sari Sulkunen ELINET: Promoting Best Practices and Policies in Literacy across Europe
  9. Arne Trageton Creative digital writing (6-10 year olds) Writing to Read 1999 – 2016

Derde Nieuwsbrief Onlinegeletterdheid

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De derde nieuwsbrief onlinegeletterdheid is  verzonden aan de inmiddels meer dan 160 abonnees. Abonneer je op deze nieuwsbrief. De context voor onlinegeletterdheid in het VO is beter geworden Ten eerste is het eindadvies onderwijs2032 gepubliceerd. Dat gaat over het hele onderwijs en daar zijn veel verschillende meningen over (zie nieuwsbrief voor voorbeelden). Maar we zien  dat onlinegeletterdheid in beeld komt als een belangrijk onderdeel van het onderwijs. Een tweede positieve intwikkeling is dat de SLO in opdracht van het Ministerie van OCW, in het kader van Onderwijs2032 een vooronderzoek heeft uitgevoerd ten behoeve van een herijking en mogelijke aanpassing van het beoogde curriculum Nederlands. Er is een literatuuronderzoek uitgevoerd, er is een discussiebijeenkomst geweest en een aantal experts is geraadpleegd, waar ik er een van ben. Download hier de publicatie Herziening Leerplankader Nederlands VO van SLO. Een van de aanbevelingen is om meer onderzoek te doen naar nieuwe ontwikkelingen, “zoals online geletterdheid, aandacht voor gamen, hyperteksten, mixed media, maar geen nieuwe domeinen ontwikkelen zoals digitale vaardigheden bijvoorbeeld”. Dit sluit aan bij onze visie op het implementeren van onlinegeletterdheid, namelijk een noodzakelijke uitbreiding van geletterdheid, maar geïntegreerd en niet apart. Als onlinegeletterdheid expliciet onderdeel gaat uitmaken van de eindtermen, zorgt dit ervoor dat het ook in leermateriaal en het curriculum terecht komt.
Daarnaast geef ik een Amerikaans voorbeeld als inspiratiebron, worden nieuwe activiteiten besproken op het gebied van onlinegeletterdheid en kan je Don Leu online laten uitleggen waarom aandacht voor onlinegeletterdheid nodig is. Verder een oproep op nog meer te gaan samenwerken.
Ik hoop dat deze nieuwsbrief een interessante additionele manier is om in discussie te blijven over onlinegeletterdheid in het onderwijs: wat, waarom en hoe, en dat we nog meer zullen samenwerken om dit een goede plaats te geven in het onderwijs.

European Declaration of the Right to Literacy

Schermafdruk 2016-04-25 19.32.52Sinds de jaren ’90 ben ik betrokken bij de International Literacy Association. Ik ben ook de vertegenwoordiger van Nederland in de IDEC (International Development in Europe Committee). Hierin werken 30 Europese landen samen aan het verbeteren van geletterdheid in Europa. Een van de projecten waar IDEC bij betrokken is, is ELINET.  Elinet is opgericht in february 2014 en “unifies 77 partner organisations from 28 European countries (including 24 EU member states) engaged in literacy policy-making and reading promotion in Europe”. Elinet heeft een European Declaration of the Right to Literacy ontworpen. Daarover hieronder meer informatie.

In Europe we face serious literacy challenges: one in five 15-year-olds and nearly 55 million adults lack basic literacy skills and in the last 10 years there has been little improvement in the levels of literacy in Europe. International ELINET experts have discovered that the Universal Declaration is too unspecific with regard to literacy.

Literacy has been recognized as a human right for over 50 years in several international declarations and initiatives. Since its creation, UNESCO has promoted literacy as a right: 1975 Persepolis Declaration, 1997 Hamburg Declaration, 2006-2015 Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE), with a focus on those countries that face the biggest literacy challenges, mainly in Africa and Asia.

Every European citizen has the right to acquire literacy. EU Member States should ensure that citizens of all ages, regardless of social class, religion, ethnicity, origin and gender, are provided with the necessary resources and opportunities to develop sufficient and sustainable literacy skills in order to effectively understand and use written communication be in handwritten, in print or digital form.
A Declaration of European Citizens’ Right to Literacy was thus developed to re-emphasize this universal right.

Download the Declaration

The Declaration of European Citizens’ Right to Literacy is available in several different languages below.

Bulgarian VersionCzech VersionDutch VersionEnglish VersionFinnish VersionFrench VersionGerman VersionItalian VersionLithuanian VersionPortuguese VersionRomanian VersionRussian Version

Invitation 19th European Conference on Literacy, Klagenfurt

Ik ben sinds de jaren ’90 betrokken bij de International Literacy Association ( tot voor kort International Reading Association). In Europa ben ik vertegenwoordiger van Nederland in het overlegorgaan van 32 Europese landen die zich allemaal met geletterdheid bezig houden, IDEC. IDEC organiseert om het jaar een European Literacy Conference, dit jaar in Klagenfurt, Oostenrijk, een prachtige plaats in de bergen en de conferentie vindt plaats in de zomervakantie 😉 Deze conferenties zijn altijd heel inspirerend. Zie mijn blog over de conferentie van 2013.
Hierbij een uitnodiging voor deze conferentie. De mogelijkheid proposals in te dienen is al verstreken, maar de inschrijving is nu opengesteld. Zie jullie daar.

There is a new website for the 19th European Conference on Literacy in Klagenfurt, Austria, 13–16 July 2015.
Go there to get all the recent information. The main conference language is English. It is possible to present in any other European language.

‘Literacy’ names a constantly dynamic social and cultural phenomenon. It has been, is, and will continue to be transformed by social change, as well as by the potentials of emerging technologies for representation and communication. New potentials for the production of texts and of forms of writing – of newly shaping texts – constantly develop; yet traditional forms of written communication, of reading and writing continue. As a consequence, the present “landscape of literacy” includes ‘traditional’, linguistically complex, monomodal texts and genres, as well as rapidly developing contemporaneous multimodal text-ensembles: of often very short texts, in new genres (e.g. tweets, ‘posts’ to blogs, face-book entries), linguistically closer often to spoken than to (traditional) written utterances.

To participate fully in this complex ‘literate’ and continuously differentiating society, all of us will need a wider range of experiences than hitherto. It is a world that demands an expansion of facility in reading and writing, and, as a consequence of literacy teaching and promotion. Effective teaching and promotion rests on differentiated knowledge about the social environments of reading and writing, about available resources, and knowledge about kinds of texts and their associated media. All pose challenges to (the learning of) reading and writing. A central aim of literacy research is to produce knowledge about the shaping of frames, of resources, and of the preconditions for successful learning and teaching, in short, of promoting a full sense of literacy.

The 19th European Conference on Literacy will offer a platform for the findings of current research into the range of contemporary forms and uses of literacy in everyday settings: be it the home, kindergartens, school or beyond school, in institutions of teacher training, in libraries, in the context of social work, in text-design and publishing, in (fictional and non-fictional) media programmes, in social media, in sites formal and informal. This platform will make it possible to relate these findings – with their theoretical and methodological focus – to the questions of learning and teaching of reading and writing, of uses and forms of literacy, traditional as well as new. In exchange and discussion of knowledge and experiences, of proposals and hypotheses, the Conference provides a platform for bringing literacy researchers and literacy educators together in a shared and strengthened project of developing literacy – in its many forms, uses and genres, including the aesthetic experience and pleasure of literature – as an essential component of democratic action, interaction and participation.

The conference is organized in cooperation with IDEC – International Development in Europe Committee of the International Reading Association.
More information will be provided here:

We are very much looking forward to your participation in the conference and to welcome you in Austria!

Dr. Margit Böck, President
Austrian Literacy Association
University of Klagenfurt