Handwriting vital to literacy

Description

In an age where our lives are so technology-rich, a new study investigates the links between handwriting and other literacy skills in young children; highlighting that the (hand)written word should be the way of the future rather than a shift to paperless schools.

The study examined the influence of handwriting automaticity in the writing and reading performance of Year 1 students, both concurrently and across time; and the associations between students’ writing and reading performance, and writing instruction.

Results of the study conclude that handwriting fluency could be used to predict writing quality and reading skills a year later.

The study was conducted by Dr Anabela Malpique of Murdoch University and Associate Professor Deborah Pino‑Pasternak of University of Canberra; and involved 154 students and 24 teachers at seven Perth schools.

Link:

https://www.educationmattersmag.com.au/is-handwriting-the-key-to-improving-literacy-skills/

Subject

Higher Education; Literacy

Period2 Mar 2020 → 3 Mar 2020

Media coverage

2

Media coverage

  • TitleIs handwriting the key to improving literacy skills?
    Media name/outletEducation Matters Magazine
    CountryAustralia
    Date3/03/20
    PersonsDeborah Pino Pasternak
  • TitleHandwriting vital to literacy
    Media name/outletEducationToday.com.au
    CountryAustralia
    Date2/03/20
    PersonsDeborah Pino Pasternak