International Symposium on Handwriting Skills
PROMOTING HANDWRITING AND THE PROCESS OF LEARNING TO WRITE
The “International Symposium on Handwriting Skills” is a specialist conference which has been held every two years since 2015 with renowned partners of the Schreibmotorik Institut. It followed a very successful meeting of experts in 2014, in which a lively exchange of opinion took place.
It functions as a networking platform that brings together renowned scientists and practitioners from the fields of motor skills, neuroscience, sport and exercise science, (ergo)therapy, medicine, developmental psychology, ergonomics, (primary) education and representatives from the field of teacher training, ministries of education and schools. The purpose is to discuss the latest research findings in the field of handwriting and tried-and-tested model projects in an international context.
The theme for the International Symposium on Handwriting Skills is “impulses and findings from the current research and modern teaching and learning practices”. In 2015 the Symposium dealt with innovation and the future of learning to write and in 2017 it focused on handwriting in the context of digitalisation. “The International Symposium on Handwriting Skills has shown itself to be a well-suited platform for gathering a large number of experts who have spent many years working on the topic of efficient handwriting in both research and practical application. It was impressive to see this international interdisciplinary group sharing ideas and reporting on similar situations in their respective home countries,” stated Dr. Diaz Meyer.
The next International Symposium on Handwriting Skills will take place in 2019.
A “Handwriting 2020” campaign project