7 november 2013
The Schreibmotorik Institut holds a seminar at the Pädagogische Hochschule (pedagogical university of applied sciences – PH) Vienna
40 teachers from Vienna attended the seminar "EASY schreiben lernen ohne K(r)ampf“ (Learning to write the easy way and without struggle/cramps) and took the opportunity to do further studies in the area of graphomotor skills.
In this four hour seminar, together with the educators, Dr. Christian Marquardt, Scientific Advisory Committee for Motor Skills, and Daniela Westner, director of the Schreibmotorik Institut, developed on the graphomotor principles for learning how to write successfully. The aim of the seminar was to raise awareness for the importance of motor skills and to give practical suggestions for everyday work.
By the end of the seminar, the teachers had gained an in-depth knowledge in the field of writing analysis and graphomotor skills. A key issue was how to learn to write in practise. How do I encourage and more importantly retain the fun and joy children experience while writing? Children gain playful and exploratory experiences with writing preferably with exercises that tailor their special needs. Stephanie Deix, authorised trainer of the Schreibmotorik Institut, presented practical exercises which the participants could try out for themselves.