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Apr

27

Friday

HCID Research Seminar - Visual literacy practices as learning opportunities for young people with dyslexia

1.00pm

Public

Speakers: Yvonne Vezzoli, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Series: HCID Research Seminar

Seminar Abstract:

The multimodal literacies co-constructed online represent pervasive learning opportunities that are distant from the principles founding traditional pedagogies. Very little research has considered the potential of multimodal literacies for the participation and learning of special education populations. Considering dyslexia as a learning difference according to the paradigm of neurodiversity, we address this through two connected empirical studies with young people with dyslexia that focused on (1) if and how multimodal literacies practices foster participation in social network sites, and (2) how the identified visual literacy practices’ learning opportunities interact with goals in multimodal digital environments. As a final stage, we developed the guiding theories and results of the empirical studies into a set of inclusive learning design principles that will be described further in the talk.

About the speaker:

Yvonne holds a M.S. in Cognitive Sciences from University of Milan and she is currently in her third year of Ph.D. studies in Educational Sciences. Her PhD is funded by CISRE Lab at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and co-supervised by Prof. Asimina Vasalou from UCL Knowledge Lab. Her research takes a social constructivist perspective on multimodal literacies and learning, and a neurodiverse view on disabilities for understanding the learning opportunities offered by multimodal literacies for young people with dyslexia.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Yvonne_Vezzoli

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When & where

1.00pm - 2.00pmFriday 27th April 2018

AG08 College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom