Dr.-Ing. Marianela Diaz Meyer, Institute director
Education and Professional Career
1994 – 2000: Production Engineering studies at the Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela
1999 – 2000: Bachelor’s thesis in Mechanical Engineering at Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
2001 – 2002: Research internship in Mechanical Engineering at Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
2002 – 2004: Master of Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
2004 – 2009: Research assistantship and doctorate at the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
2010: Senior consultant, Ergonomia GmbH & Co KG, Berlin/Dresden
2010 – 2014: Business consultant, Ergonomer GbR, Ingolstadt/Darmstadt
2014 – present: Director of Schreibmotorik Institut e.V.
Main focus of activities as Institute Director
In her capacity as director of the Schreibmotorik Institut, Dr. Marianela Diaz Meyer campaigns to improve support for handwriting.
This is promoted through new initiatives, events and projects, such as the “Handwriting 2020 Campaign”, the “International Symposium on Handwriting Skills” and nationwide surveys on the issue of handwriting.
One of her particular interests is taking the latest scientific findings on the process of learning to read and write from a wide range of specialist disciplines and bringing these into pedagogical education and training.
Dr. Marianela Diaz Meyer is convinced that an awareness of the importance of handwriting in learning can, in dialogue with the relevant actors from educational policy, science and practice, lead to sustained development in children’s retentiveness and cognitive development – particularly in the current age of digitalisation.
She is currently combining an enhanced focus on the key issue of handwriting with other important topics, such as spelling and digitalisation.
She also considers early learning support – as early as kindergarten – and literacy and migration to be important topics.
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