writing

Texting a social barrier for children struggling with literacy skills
Texting a social barrier for children struggling with literacy skills (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Texting could be creating a literacy issue for children, but it is not the problem most people would expect. In a presentation to Education Transforms 2017 in Hobart today, written language expert Dr Nenagh Kemp said her research with colleagues ... Read More »

Changing nature of handwriting
Changing nature of handwriting (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Dr Noella Mackenzie, researcher and senior lecturer in literacy studies in the CSU School of Education in Albury-Wodonga, initiated her research last year to better understand the evolving imperatives that shape school curriculums and students’ writing skill attributes in the modern world. “To be ... Read More »

Tips for preparing children for school
Tips for preparing children for school (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

How parents and teachers can help kids do their best: From dealing with anxious kids or those more gifted, to the power of reading, University of Sydney health and education experts share their tips to help parents and teachers kick off ... Read More »

Literacy app spells success in early learning
Literacy app spells success in early learning (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A Griffith University lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Studies has developed a free educational app for parents and teachers to help children learn the basics of literacy and numeracy. Combining basic testing and results collation with colourful ... Read More »

How important is handwriting in the digital age?
How important is handwriting in the digital age? (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

New research at Charles Sturt University (CSU) will examine the importance of teaching handwriting and computer keyboard skills to Australian primary school children. The study, Handwriting, keyboarding or both? That is the question, is being conducted by Dr Noella Mackenzie (picture), a ... Read More »

Starting school a cause for poetry
Starting school a cause for poetry (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

As children, families and teachers think about the new school year, they are being asked to reflect on their experiences of starting ‘big school’ as part of an ongoing research program at Charles Sturt University (CSU). CSU is one of ... Read More »

Spelling ability predicts students’ writing success
Spelling ability predicts students’ writing success (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Mrs Tessa Daffern from CSU’s Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE) analysed data from year three and year five NAPLAN Writing Tests and Language Conventions Tests (2012-2013) to expose the relationship between spelling, grammar and punctuation, and ... Read More »

Early literacy study
Early literacy study (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study is underway at Charles Sturt University (CSU) to better understand how very young children can be supported to write and draw at home and at childcare. Researchers from the University’s School of Education are examining the understanding ... Read More »

Students called to write on “What Matters?” to them
Students called to write on “What Matters?” to them (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Social media is great but sometimes character limits just aren’t enough to say what needs to be said, especially when it’s about something that really matters to you. So, if you have a concern, problem and or interest why not ... Read More »

Fine Motor Skills
Fine Motor Skills (9 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

What are motor skills? What are fine motor skills? How our motor skills develop What do children use fine motor skills for? When do children develop fine motor skills? How do children develop fine motor skills? How to help children ... Read More »

 
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