Conferences & Workshops


From 7 to 9 February 2018 the ELN Conference will will provide all working groups the chance to present their outputs and completed works in the last three years within the COST-Action as well as plan the final year of the Action by discussing the relationships with partners and stakeholders and preparing for the 2018 Literacy Summit. As the first Literacy Summit in November 2018 approaches, it is necessary to accommodate for this large and groundbreaking summit, plan the tasks for the last year of the Action as well as strengthen the relationships with our partners and stakeholders.

Travel Arrangements and Dinner Registration


Meeting Venue

The meeting will take place at the Language Competence Centre. 


 


 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS










































































































                                                                               

Catherine McBride
The Chinese University of Hong Kong














       
Daniel Perrin
Zurich University of Applied Sciences

         










     




     


     





                       

Catherine McBride, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Short-bio

Catherine McBride is Professor of Developmental Psychology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and currently a Senior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Study (FRIAS), working on a book on dyslexia across cultures. The author of over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, she is a past President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading and current President of the Association for Reading and Writing in Asia. She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and has served as an Associate Editor of four journals (currently, for the International Journal of Behavioral Development) and one international encyclopedia. Her main research area is reading development and impairment across cultures, and she is currently the PI on a large-scale grant (Collaborative Research Fund, Hong Kong) focused on the genetics, neuroscience, and cognitive underpinnings of children’s reading and writing in Chinese and English. 

Daniel Perrin, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, short-bio

Daniel Perrin, born 1961 in Bern, Switzerland, is Professor of Applied Linguistics, Director at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, President of the International Association of Applied Linguistics AILA as well as Co-Editor of the International Journal of Applied Linguistics and the de Gruyter Handbook of Applied Linguistics Series. His main areas of research and teaching are text linguistics, methodology of applied linguistics, text production research, and analysis of language in the media and in professional communication. 

Agenda
 
Wednesday, February 7
9h30

 

  SG Meeting
  SM O1.05
                                                                                                                                                                                                         
 10h30


  Coffee Break
  SM, Cafeteria

11h


  SG Meeting
  SM O1.05

 13h

  Lunch Break

14h


  SG Meeting
  SM O1.05

15h30


  Coffee Break
  SM, Cafeteria 

 16h


  Ed-Meeting
  SM O1.05
  
 17h30
  End of meeting



Thrusday, February 8
9h30









 

  Opening address
  On, for, and with Practitioners: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Investigating Literacy 
  Daniel Perrin, Dean of School of Applied Linguistics, ZHAW

  Walter Seiler, Head of Language Competence Center, ZHAW

  Rossella Magli, COST Science Officer

  Rui A. Alves, Chair of European Literacy Network
  SM O1.01
                                                                                                                                                                                 
 10h30


  Coffee Break
  SM, Cafeteria

11h




  WGs in parallel sessions 
  WG1 SM O1.08; O1.11
  WG2 SM O1.13; O1.17
  WG3 SM O1.05

                
 13h

  Lunch Break

14h






  MC Meeting
  SM O1.24 
  
  WGs in parallel sessions
  WG1 SM O1.08; O1.11
  WG2 SM O1.13; O1.17
  WG3 SM O1.05

15h30



















  Coffee Break
  SM, Cafeteria 

  ELN Poster Session
  Academic Essay Writing in Romania: Didactic Analyses of Second Year Student Texts Using Corpus Data
  Cristina Baniceru & Madalina Chitez, West University of Timisoara

  The Role of phonological Awareness and rapid automatized Naming in the Reading Acquisition of Turkish-speaking Children
  Sezen Bektaş, Bogazici University

  The accelerating Importance of Media Literacy and its Regulation
  Andrej Blagojevic, University of Nis

  Reading and Spelling Difficulties in Transparent Orthographies: The Case of Greek
  Dialechti Chatzoudi & Timothy C. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus

  Writing Performance of VET Students
  Alex Rickert, Zurich University of Teacher Education
  SM, 1st floor corridor

 16h







  MC-Meeting
  SM O1.24

  WGs in parallel sessions
  WG1 SM O1.08; O1.11
  WG2 SM O1.13; O1.17
  WG3 SM O1.05
  
 17h30

  End of meetings

19h00

  Social Dinner 
  Bistro Gate27 (link for registration)

Friday, February 9
9h30


 




  Greetings
  Eva Klaper, Switzerland COST National Coordinator 
  
  Keynote
  Reading in two languages: Universals and specifics of poor readers  
  Catherine McBride, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  SM O1.01
                                                                                                                                                                                                        
 10h30


  Coffee Break
  SM, Cafeteria

11h








   WG3 Outputs(11:00-11-45)
  Digital Writing Support: Innovations in Technology Development and their Impact on our Understanding of Literacy
  Kaliopi Benetos, University of Essex, Otto Kruse, ZHAW & Christian Rapp, ZHAW

  WG2 Outputs (11:45-13:00)
  Current Trends in the Developmental Aspects of Literacy and Education in a Digital World: WG2 Research Activities
  Mira Bekar, Saints Cyril and Methodius University  & Anita Peti-Stantic, University of Zagreb
  SM O1.01         

 13h

  Lunch Break

14h



















  World Café - Literacy Research in Switzerland
  Fostering writing fluency with warming-up exercises
  Afra Sturm, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland

  Towards a Common European Framework of Reference for Language Teachers
  Lukas Bleichenbacher & Christian Sinn, University of Teacher Education, St. Gallen

  Common European Framework of Reference for Sign Languages: Development of descriptors for Swiss-German Sign Language
  Jörg Keller & Dawei Ni, ZHAW

  Integrated Reading and Writing Support in Vocational Education and Training
  Joachim Hoefele, Stefan Sigges & Aleksandra Opacic, ZHAW, Pedagogical State Institute of Rhineland-Palatinate

  Literacy for Entrepreneurship: Modelling Reading and Writing Skills for Entrepreneurship
  Elsa Liste Lamas, Alex Rickert, Brittany Rodriquez, ZHAW

  Thesis Writer –  Thesis Writer: A web based learning environment to support thesis writers
  Otto Kruse & Christian Rapp, ZHAW
  SM O1.01

15h15



  Introduction to the Sign Language Linguistics
  Dawei Ni (max. 20 participants, please register per mail, rodu@zhaw.ch)
  SM O1.17
 
 16h













  WG1 outputs
  Foundational Literacy Across Europe: Interim Progress on the ELN-WG1 actions
  Timothy Papadopoulos & Julie Dockrell
 
  Multilingual classrooms: Results from Denmark
  Hanne Søndergaard Knudsen
 
  Dyslexia Assessment & Legal Framework Project
  Ioannis Dimakos

 
  Closing remarks
  Rui Alves 
  SM O1.01



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