GraphoWorld’s Summer School 2011

University of Jyväskylä

University of Jyväskylä
Agora Center and the Faculty of Social Sciences

GraphoWorld’s Summer School 2011:
Science-based support on literacy development

Location: Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Time: September 7-14, 2011

The summer school on Science-based Support on Literacy Development approaches the theme from three perspectives: theory and methods in literacy research, current intervention research and current research in multilinguistic settings. Summer school ends in a three-day workshop on GraphoGame – a digital learning environment for acquisition of reading skills. The workshop is intended for researchers interested in developing a new language version of GraphoGame and/or for those who are using/will be using Graphogame in their research.

Invited speakers:

  • Mikko Aro (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
  • Roderick Barron (University of Guelph, Canada)
  • Silvia Brem (University of Zürich, Switzerland)
  • Zvia Breznitz (University of Haifa, Israel)
  • Usha Goswami (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Elena Grigorenko (Moscow State University & Russia & University of Yale, US)
  • Fumiko Hoeft (Stanford University, US)
  • Malt Joshi (Texas A&M University, US)
  • Fiona Kyle (University of Bedfordshire, UK)
  • Paavo Leppänen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
  • Maureen Lovett (The Hospital For Sick Children & University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Catherine McBride-Chang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Ken Pugh (Haskins Laboratories/Yale, US)
  • Robert Serpell (University of Zambia, Zambia)
  • Haitham Taha (University of Haifa, Israel)
  • Minna Torppa (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
  • Richard Wagner (The Florida State University, US)


This is an opportunity for young researchers to meet several leading senior researchers and discuss the participants’ research projects, to achieve hands on experience on using GraphoGame in their own research as well as providing a platform for sharing new research findings/ideas for the leading senior researchers on literacy development.

Program (draft updated September 1st)

Program for GraphoWORLD Summer School (pdf-file)