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ELT Training School: assessing literacy skills in a digital world

Author: Daniel Villar-Onrubia   4th July 2017

DMLL will be hosting a Training School (TS) of the European Literacy Network (ELN) in September (4th-6th), with a special focus on approaches to assessing literacy skills in a digital world.

The three-day TS will include a variety of presentations, round-table discussions, poster exhibitions and workshops aiming to both share expertise and envision new ways of understanding and capturing students’ digital fluency. Participants will have the opportunity to present their work, discuss ideas, explore innovative pedagogical approaches and collaborate with peers in highly interactive sessions.

Professor Julian McDougall (Bournemouth University, UK), Dr Maria José Brites (Lusophone University of Porto and University of Minho, Portugal) and Dr Igor Kanižaj (University of Zagreb, Croatia) are some of the experts who will participate as guest speakers in the TS.

The TS is aimed at researchers, educators, postdocs and PhD students based in EU countries whose work is relevant to the topic of the Training School (TS), from any discipline or area of study. Applications from strong graduate students may be considered too. Due to the highly interactive format of the event, only 20 applicants will be selected to participate. A number of grants (up to €600 each) to support travel and accommodation expenses are available.

Further details and the call for contributions can be found at

ELN is funded by a COST action aiming to strengthen Europeans’ Capabilities. The TS is managed by Dr Luis Pereira and Dr Daniel Villar-Onrubia.


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