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Testing literacy today requires more than a pencil and paper

Testing literacy today requires more than a pencil and paper

Large-scale testing, or what many know as standardized testing, often carries important consequences for students. The results of large-scale tests may be used by schools or policy-makers to make important decisions such as grouping students by ability or assessing how well schools are doing. Yet when it comes to literacy testing, while the competencies of literacy have […] … learn more→

How to encourage literacy in young children (and beyond)

How to encourage literacy in young children (and beyond)

Literacy involves meaning-making with materials that humans use to communicate – be they visual, written, spoken, sung, and/or drawn. Definitions vary according to culture, personal values and theories. We look to a broad definition of literacy as guided by UNESCO to be inclusive for all families. Children learn to be literate in a variety of […] … learn more→

Book drive aides literacy

A group of Griffith University education students is spreading the literacy message by donating books to Indigenous communities in remote areas. As part of their Indigenous Studies course, the third-year students decided to turn their learning into community-based action by organising their own “Share-a-book Project”. They are asking for donations of good quality second-hand or […] … learn more→