This will be of interest to both primary and post-primary teachers.

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FELA organises again a series of professional thematic online webinars to share the insights and experiences of the FELA community with the FELA community and beyond. Topics are: Family Literacy and Children’s Literature goes Digital
The webinars involve sharing original research, innovative practices and original insights into how e-learning and teaching have been carried out in various professional contexts, ranging across primary, secondary, tertiary, regional and national communities and in literacy associations.

Register now for a series of free webinars with leading researchers and practitioners in Autumn 2022.
Amount of places is limited. Most of the webinars will be registered and available on the FELA website www.literacyeurope.org after the event. 

1. Family Literacy

The first webinar will explore the approaches to reading and education that allow adults and children to learn and grow together: they develop the literacy strengths of the family and indeed of the whole community. We will discuss case studies of good practice in Ireland, and three projects: Stories That Create Bonds (and Readers) in Switzerland, Intergenerational Reading of Young Adult Books in Slovenia and Stories make Readers in Finland. 

Date/Time25 October 2022 17:30 – 19:45 CET. (Dublin, London 16:30 – 18:45; Athens, Helsinki 18:30 – 20:45)
The programme is available here, you can register here.

2. Children’s Literature goes Digital

The second webinar will explore the world(s) of contemporary children’s literature, and discuss its multimodal ways of communicating, and understanding. We will discuss (1) a nationwide project delivering more than 60,000 language books to schools, (2) approaches to exploring and understanding children’s interactive e-books, (3) the unreliable narration in children’s literature, including new forms of literature, and apps and (4) a way to create a better reading experience on the smartphone in the form of a research-based app. 

Date/Time17 November 2022, 17:00 – 19:15 CET. (Dublin, London 16:00 – 18:15; Athens, Helsinki 18:00 – 20:15)
The programme is available here, you can register here.

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The ELIT Project

As part of EU Horizon 2020, a new ELIT Project “Empirical study of Literature Training Network” is launched. FELA is delighted to be one of the partner organisations in the Project and FinRA as a part of FELA.

The Project is now seeking to enrol 10 excellent early stage researchers. Successful applicants will take part in double/joint doctoral programs at a number of European universities including a training program in the field of empirical research in reading literature which will be organised for them. It is a wonderful opportunity.

All information about the call for applications is available on the ELIT website