The Bournemouth Rock published an article for Bournemouth University students to read about some of the fascinating research that our academics undertake. Dr Julie Kirkby’s research studies the significance of copying and note-taking in the classroom and how it affects the learning in children with dyslexia.
“Classroom learning is the bedrock of school education, which relies heavily on copying and note-taking. Copying from a board presents serious difficulties to learners with dyslexia,” said Dr Kirkby.
“In our experiment we use a head-mounted eye-tracker to simultaneous record eye movements, gaze transfer, and written production as adults and children hand-copied specially selected written stimuli presented on the classroom whiteboard.”
Dr Kirkby’s research with The Language and Literacy Group at Bournemouth University investigates how dyslexia affects learners when they are reading from classroom whiteboards.