Online: Teaching handwriting & keyboarding in the 21st cent

Presented by Dr Noella Mackenzie.  Contemporary writing incorporates a variety of traditional, digital, multimodal, and visual literacy forms, with the written word still central to most texts.

Deborah Brandt (2015) suggests that writing is taking over reading as the literacy skill of critical consequence in the current era (p. 161). In this online course, Dr Noella Mackenzie will provide rationales for continuing to teach handwriting, as well as the keyboarding skills necessary for writing on a computer. Contemporary research supporting the teaching of handwriting and keyboarding (much of which comes from outside the field of education) will be shared. She will also explore suggestions for what and how to teach both handwriting and keyboarding including: what to teach, how to teach, and how to assess.

 This course is self-paced.

 Who should participate? Teachers F-6

Cost of participation:

Members  $165
Student members  $125
Non-members   $245

Completing this course will provide 5 hours of online professional learning addressing 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 2.1, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.6  from the Australian Professional Standards for teachers.

Please note: this course is available from STARTING DATE to CLOSING DATE. Extensions for COURSE NAME cannot be granted unless under exceptional circumstances at PETAA’s discretion. 

10/5/2021 - 11/8/2021

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