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How can we empower learners and teachers? – Bath Spa University

How can we empower learners and teachers?


From spelling to literacy difficulties; how can we empower learners and teachers?

Tuesday 12 March, 2024 – Tuesday 12 March, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Part of the School of Education Research Seminar Series 2023-24.

About the seminar

Dr Georgia Niolaki, Bath Spa University, and Dr Aris Terzopoulos, Birmingham City University, present several projects completed while funded by Bath Spa HEQR seed funding (2021-2024) and knowledge exchange projects (Arts and Humanities Research Council, Impact Accelerator award 2023) that involved working with teachers and learners on increasing dyslexia awareness and supporting learners with dyslexia.

In this seminar they will introduce their bespoke spelling test, ‘SPA’, developed to identify literacy needs, as well as their book published in early 2024 that aims to support undergraduate and postgraduate students who wish to understand the needs of learners with SEN from psychological and inclusive perspectives.

About the speakers

Dr Georgia Niolaki is a Senior Lecturer in SpLD/Dyslexia at Bath Spa University, where she is Programme Leader for the SpLD (dyslexia) programme. She is a Visiting Research Associate at the UCL Institute of Education. Georgia is an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) and a Trustee of the BDA.

Dr Aris Terzopoulos’ interests include word representations in the mental lexicon of bilingual adults and children, and the construction of psycholinguistic databases. Aris is currently involved in research projects developing electroencephalographic measurements of the word representations of bilingual adults, construction of the first bilingual word database for children (Bilex-kids), and experimental case studies of bilingual and monolingual children with developmental language difficulties.

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