In the last blog I finished with a question to get you thinking about handwriting and memory. The study I was referring to was conducted in Norway in 2015. Mangen, Anda, Oxborough and Brønnick tested a group of 19-54 year old volunteers. The task involved a comparison of how many words the participants could rememberContinue reading “Part 2 of the survey findings”
N.B. The full survey findings will be reported in a peer reviewed research journal in the future. What I offer here, and in the coming weeks, are findings from the survey that I think may be of interest, along with some commentary. The survey generated lots of interest. If you were one of the 353Continue reading “Part 1 of the survey findings”
Learning to write in Finland starts in the very first week of Year 1. In Finland children start school the year they turn seven and the school year starts in August, meaning some are 7 1/2 before they start. The school day is quite short (8am-1pm) and children are in classes of 20 children. TheContinue reading “Learning to (hand)write in Finland”
Well it was a long time coming, but I can finally start to share some of the findings of my Handwriting and Keyboarding survey with you. However, before I start with the survey findings I want to report on my visit to Finland in August and September 2016. What about Finland? I was lucky enoughContinue reading “What about Finland?”
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? This study was conducted in 2016 and the findings reported via more recent blog postings.
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 developmentContinue reading “Becoming a Writer Project”
About the Writing Analysis Tool Writing is a complex process, and this complexity poses particular challenges when researchers and teachers approach the task of analysing young students’ writing samples. This tool is designed to map shifts over time in the range of skills and competencies young writers use to communicate intended meanings and messages usingContinue reading “Writing Analysis Tool”