Open lecture August 17th with Professor David Share: Blueprint for a universal model of learning to read: The Combinatorial Model
The Department of Special Needs Education is hosting an open lecture on reading and models of learning to read. The Department has invited an internationally leading figure in the study of reading and reading difficulties, Professor David Share of the University of Haifa, Israel, to present his developing universal model of learning to read.
Professor David Share
How do children learn to read, how does this depend on the language, and what kind of model will best describe this process?
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Professor David Share received his PhD in Education and Psychology from Deakin University, Geelong, Australia. He is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Learning Disabilities at the University of Haifa and a member of the Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities in Haifa, Israel. His field of research is the early development of reading, with an emphasis on variation between children in reading ability, and with special attention to reading difficulties (dyslexia) and the role of writing system variation in early reading acquisition.
Professor Share is internationally renowned for his pioneering studies and bold theoretical proposals, in particular the self-teaching hypothesis for orthographic learning and his devastating critique of relying on research conducted in the English language with its unusually inconsistent orthography.
If you have questions, please contact Professor Athanasios Protopapas