Do you prefer to write on paper – or – write using a computer and keyboard? Or – do you do both – for different reasons?
How important are handwriting and computer keyboarding skills in 2016?
What do you think?
I have been researching the teaching and learning of writing for a number of years. My latest study is titled: Handwriting, keyboarding, or both? That is the question.
- To answer this question I need help from parents of school aged children and primary school teachers (current and retired).
- The findings of the study will be reported in ways that may influence future practice in schools
If you are interested in completing an online survey (it takes approximately 15 mins to complete) please follow this link (control click) https://www.research.net/r/Handwriting_CSU
If you have any questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 60519405.
Becoming a writer began in 2007 and has a particular focus on the relationship between talking, drawing and early writing. Each year since 2007 Noella has worked closely with preschool and early years teachers and gathered extensive data from young children. An exciting professional outcome of the Becoming a Writer Research has been the development of a short video presentation View the video[ 12 minutes long, opens in new window]. to be used by schools with parents of children starting school. The presentation is supported by a take home brochure for parents. These resources were funded and supported by the NSW Department of Education and Communities, Riverina Equity programs. In 2015, Becoming a Writer expanded into a project titles; Understanding and supporting Young Writers which was run with the Victorian Curriculum and assessment Authority with Kindergarten and Prep teachers from the Marysville Cluster and Darebin Early Years Network.
VCAA – new (2016) video for Early Childhood Professional and Parents and brochure for parents. http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/earlyyears/subscribe.aspx