Itzuli Aurreko ekintzak: Katherine Rastle. Learning to read.

Katherine Rastle. Learning to read.

- BCBL auditorium (and BCBL zoom room 2)

What: Learning to read.

Where: BCBL Auditorium and zoom room # 2 (If you would like to attend to this meeting reserve at

Who: Professor Katherine Rastle (PhD; Department of Psychology; Language, Memory and Attention; Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)

When:  Thursday,  Sept 28th at 12:00 PM noon.

Learning to read is the most important milestone of a child’s education. However, reading is not a universal part of human experience, and global literacy rates are surprisingly low. In the first part of this talk, I will present empirical work showing how instruction and print experience over many years come together to permit rapid, skilled reading.  In the second part of the talk, I will describe how we are using reading science to improve global literacy, and how insights from practice are shaping our understanding of the most pressing future research questions.  I conclude by drawing out some lessons for interacting with policy and practice domains – why this is interesting, what makes these interactions successful, and why research from our discipline is so valuable.