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Learning to read and its teaching methods - Back to school

English title Learning to read and its teaching methods - Back to school
Applicant Juska-Bacher Britta
Number 184053
Funding scheme Agora
Research institution Institut Vorschulstufe und Primarstufe Pädagogische Hochschule Bern
Institution of higher education Pädagogische Hochschule Bern - PHBern
Main discipline Applied linguistics
Start/End 01.04.2019 - 30.09.2019
Approved amount 49'310.00
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Keywords (3)

reading; didactics; reading primers

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
Lesen gilt als Schlüsselkompetenz für den Schulerfolg. Die Vermittlung des Lesens ist daher eine der wichtigsten Aufgaben der Schule. Die Grundlagen für eine gute Förderung erarbeitet die Leseforschung, die den Erwerb dieses komplexen Kompetenzbereichs ausleuchtet.
Lay summary

Das Forschungsprojekt «Die Entwicklung von Wortschatz und Lesen» untersucht die Einflussfaktoren des Lesenlernens am Schulbeginn «den alphabetischen Code zu knacken». Verschiedene Anfangslehrmittel suchen dafür unterschiedliche Zugänge.

Ziel des AGORA-Projektes ist es, in einer Ausstellung Forschungsergebnisse und verschiedene Leselehrmethoden zusammenzuführen und der interessierten Öffentlichkeit zu zeigen, welche Zugänge die jeweiligen Erstlese-Lehrmittel wählen.

Darüber hinaus werden Schulstunden angeboten, in denen die Besuchenden noch einmal die Schulbank drücken und jeweils am eigenen Leibe erfahren können, was es heisst, nach einem historischen bzw. drei aktuellen Lehrmitteln unterrichtet zu werden (vier Veranstaltungen). Für Fragen zu den Lehrmitteln stehen Fachpersonen (in der Regel die Autorinnen) zur Verfügung.

Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 18.02.2019

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Employees

Name Institute

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Media relations: print media, online media "Kinder haben die besten Antworten" Berner Zeitung German-speaking Switzerland 2019
Media relations: print media, online media "Wie wir lesen lern(t)en" Berner Schule German-speaking Switzerland 2019
Talks/events/exhibitions Ausstellung "Lesen lernen" German-speaking Switzerland 2019
Print (books, brochures, leaflets) Broschüre zur Ausstellung "Lesen lernen" German-speaking Switzerland 2019
Talks/events/exhibitions Schulstunde "Lesen lernen gestern" German-speaking Switzerland 2019
Talks/events/exhibitions Schulstunde "Lesen lernen heute I", Lehrmittel "Abc-Lernlandschaft" German-speaking Switzerland 2019
Talks/events/exhibitions Schulstunde "Lesen lernen heute II", Lehrmittel "Leseschlau" German-speaking Switzerland 2019
Talks/events/exhibitions Schulstunde "Lesen lernen morgen" Lehrmittel: "Sprachwelt" German-speaking Switzerland 2019
Media relations: print media, online media So funktioniert das Lesenlernen Education German-speaking Switzerland 2019

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
173245 Die Entwicklung von Wortschatz und Lesen. Eine Untersuchung auf der Unterstufe. (EnWoLe) 01.09.2017 Project funding
143522 Wortschatz und Wortlesen. Aneignung im frühen Schulalter 01.04.2013 Project funding

Abstract

«Reading for Change» is the title of an evaluation of the first PISA-results from 2000 (Kirsch et al. 2002). This brochure points to the importance of both reading for success in school and opportunities for pupils in their future lives. Written language acquisition at the beginning of school constitutes an elementary change, since it provides access to a new language variety and to new areas of knowledge in the following school years. The teaching of reading is one of school’s most important tasks. In order to fulfil this task, international reading research explores both the prerequisites and factors influencing reading. The relevance of a series of competences, in the areas of letter knowledge, phonemic awareness, and word recognition could be proved in different languages. The currently numerous methods of teaching reading start in different realms in order to help children break the alphabetic code. The “true” method is still being discussed not only in Switzerland, but internationally (see e.g. National Reading Panel 2000). The results of these discussions are brought to the classroom via teaching materials. The aim of the requested AGORA-project is to make the results of the psycholinguistic reading research accessible to the interested public, and to show both the derived didactic approaches and the realization in current (as well as historical and future) teaching materials. The project therefore combines reading research (what factors are relevant for reading acquisition?), didactics (how can one promote these factors during the teaching of reading?), and the realization within the teaching material. In order to enhance understanding, an overview of the development and diversification since the first preserved teaching materials from the 16th century will be included as well. Furthermore, there will be an insight into a new reading primer currently under development, which applies the requirements of the Curriculum 21, and which will influence German language courses in Switzerland during the next ten years. The project asks for funding of two activities: i.A 4-week exhibition at the PH Bern (incl. booklet)Visitors will receive information about reading research and its didactic realization at the exhibition. They have the opportunity to browse in both current and historic reading primers and they can have a first glance at new teaching material currently under development. Different didactic materials can be tested, and they can pose questions to the researches (blackboard with FAQs and mailbox). ii.4 «school lessons» about current/future reading primers and a historical lesson Visitors have the opportunity to work as students with two current, one future Swiss reading primer, and two historical teaching materials during the four “school lessons”. Therefore, visitors can assess the different approaches for themselves. The authors of the teaching materials, respectively an employee from the school museum Bern, act as “teachers”. Visitors can approach the teachers whenever they want to and ask them questions. The target group of this project is the part of the public interested in an introduction to the cultural technique of reading. This can be parents or grandparents, whose children or grandchildren just started school, or adults who are interested in their own school time and further development of reading methods. Teachers interested in putting their own methods within a bigger context are of course very welcome, too. There will be a prize competition between children and adults for the visitors participating with their children in either the exhibition or the school lessons.
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