The ability to read, understand and share complex and multimodal texts is a key skill in modern society. Without these basic skills, learners will have great difficulties succeeding in other disciplines. As such, reading literacy is prerequisite for achieving personal goals, acquiring knowledge and participating in society. Today, reading is enabled through printed as well as digital texts.
Education Impact will highlight the importance of reading literacy in a digital world in a dedicated workshop at this year´s World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar. The summit takes place 1-3 November. The Education Impact workshopat WISE in Doha will be moderated by the Education Impact Fellow Oystein Johannessen from Norway.
The workshop will address the following questions:
1) What is the current knowledge base with regard to reading literacy worldwide?
2) How can emerging technologies such as mobile and handheld devices facilitate the development of reading literacy among learners?
3) What are the hallmarks of successful interventions for the advancement of reading literacy among learners with socio-economic disadvantages?