ERASMUS+ READ-COM Project – 1° Online Transnational Meeting 09-10 July 2020

Last 09-10 July 2020 it was held the first distance transnational meeting for the Project READ-COM - Reading Communities from the paper books to the digital era (ERASMUS+ K.A 2, Strategic Partnerships for EDUCATION, Development of Innovation)

Since the restrictions due to the Covid-19 sanitary emergency impeded the Transnational Meeting initially planned in Patras (GR), all the European Partners attended an online plenary session, replacing the face-to-face appointment. During the meeting, the results of the preparatory research phase for the realization of the first Intellectual Output (Toolkit) were presented, analyzed and discussed. The survey activities - indeed - allowed to highlight the good practices already in use in each partner country for the promotion of the reading education among children aged between 3 and 12 years as well as to point out the main teaching methodologies adopted in Preschool and Primary School to approach them to the written words and to the consequent subsequent development of the Literacy competences. By comparing the gained results, the partners also highlighted similarities, differences, strengths and weaknesses for each reality and traced a precious base to develop the Toolkit’s contents, on which they will work during the next months. The Toolkit will constitute a useful compendium for Preschool and Primary School teachers including highly innovative activities to promote the reading education among their young students, as well as a valid support for literacy acquisition processes. Also, through the research, the main families' attitudes and reading habits have been shown and the peculiarities of the individual national academic paths for the training of future teachers of the two educational levels focused by the project were identified too. A special focus was dedicated to the features and educational purposes of the project's second Intellectual Output: the "Reading Animation App", a multimedia App based on a playful and interactive approach that can be a valid tool for teachers to promote reading education and literacy acquisition among children.