Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Hautala, Jarkko
Organisation Niilo Mäki institut
Projektets titel Motivating children to read by Reader’s Theater (ReadMore)
Beslutnr 325020
Beslutsdatum 24.05.2019
Finansierings period 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2023
Finansiering 441 103
Beskrivning av projektet
Significant learning experiences may motivate students, especially those with learning disabilities, to try harder and achieve better in their schooling. To study the promise of project-organized Reader’s Theater (RT) -program (one term) in reading remediation, a largescale longitudinal (18 months) research (N=350) approach is conducted. To disentangle the specific effects of RT and project-organized learning, three groups of reading disabled children (8-10 year old) will be included: 1) project-based RT preparing a real theatre play for an audience. 2) exercise-based RT receiving individual drama-enriched reading exercises. 3) Business-as-usual group receive reading support provided by their school 4) control group of class-room peers. The research project produces also RT programs to serve Finnish education system