Please note: Due to COVID-19, the SIG Literacies: Reading, Writing & Oracies Seminar scheduled for September 30-October 2, 2020, on "Early Literacy – Communication and Learning" has been postponed. We will send details when it has been rescheduled.
SIG Literacies: Reading, Writing & Oracies
Focus of SIG Literacies: Reading, Writing and Oracy
SIG Literacies: Reading, Writing and Oracy focuses on written-based skills (reading and writing) and on oral-based skills (listening and speaking), the latter less intensively researched, and on their relationship in mother tongue. All these skills have to be acquired up to a certain ability to manage and solve real communication problems in the complex modern society in the 21th century.
That is the reason why the SIG will discuss the following main issues from various perspectives:
- research on competencies
- methodological approaches to measurements and
- examples of best practice for improvement.
The members of the sig will cooperate in organizing conferences, and in advocating issues.
Actions in the past
- SIG conference in Hong Kong in June 2014.
- SIG symposia at 10th IAIMTE conference in Denmark in June 2015.
- Special issue of L1 on challenges of students from low SES and/or with multicultural experiences in understanding and speaking, reading and writing.
- Seminar on Oracy held in Leiden, Spring 2018
- Special Issue on Oracy in Educational Studies on Language and Literature 2019
- SIG symposia on writing at 12th ARLE conference in Lisbon, Portugal 2019
- Midway seminar on the relations between reading and writing in all subjects in Netherlands, early spring 2020
Save the date
- Plans for midway seminar on Beginning literacy in Patras, Greece in spring 2020
Jesper Bremholm, Denmark
Senior Researcher, the National Centre for Reading
Astrid Neumann, Germany
Professor of Teaching and Learning German Language at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg.
Byeonggon Min, South Korea
Professor, Departement of Korean Language Education, College of Education, Seoul National University
Anneke Wurth, Netherlands
Teacher educator, PhD-candidate, Graduate School of Teaching, Leiden University
Report SIG meeting, Literacies - reading, writing and oracy, Lisbon 2019
Meeting: during the 12th ARLE conference 2019, Lisbon
Chair of meeting: Jesper Bremholm
Summary of the meeting: pdf-version (prepared by Catarina Schmidt and Jesper Brem)