[plenary lecture] Let us read to (and with) children so they do not lose their words: intellectual vocabulary of the youth

Professor Anita Peti-Stantić held a plenary lecture at the tenth international conference organized by Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek “Dijete i jezik danas: Čitanje u suvremenom okruženju [Children and languages today: Reading in contemporary context]”. The lecture was titeld “Čitajmo djeci i s djecom da ne ostanu bez riječi: intelektualni vokabular mladih [Let us read to (and with) children so they do not lose their words: intellectual vocabulary of the youth]”.

Conference programme is available here.

 

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[book launch] A trip to the unknown: Why am I a scientist and how did I become one?

The book PUTOVANJE U NEPOZNATO: ZAŠTO SE BAVIM ZNANOŠĆU (I KAKO JE DO TOGA DOŠLO)? [A trip to the unknown: Why am I a scientist and how did I become one?] edited by professor Anita Peti-Stantić and Vedrana Stantić is now in stores!

More than 30 Croatian scientists, both those with established careers and those who are at the very beginnings of their research paths, wrote about their work, motivation, and inspiration while addressing the youth in order to give them some insight into their lives as scientists and as people with various interests.

The authors featured in the book are (in the same order as their works are positioned in the book): Ivan Đikić, Pavel Gregorić, Aleksandar Štulhofer, Valerio Baćak, Ljiljana Fruk, Iva Tolić, Ivanka Jerić, Martina Manenica, Tomislav Portada, Ranko Matasović, Tvrtko Jakovina, Ivica Puljak, Ticijana Ban, Tena Dubček, Saša Ceci, Leonardo Štrac, Mirta Stantić, Andrija Štajduhar, Dubravka Švob Štrac, Vlatka Filipović Marijić, Ivana Novak Nakir, Vilma Dembitz, Danica Kragić Jensfeld, Kristijan Lucijetić, Katarina Smiljanec, Nikolina Šoštarić, Dora Grbavac, Vuk Vuković, Predrag Pale, Marina Ajduković and Igor Rudan.

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[workshops] Why young people should read popular science texts, and why they should do it right now.

Professor Peti-Stantić participated at a state-level professional development teacher conference organized by the Croatian Education and Teacher Training Agency. The conference for Croatian language teachers was titled Tko čita, tko piše: užitak i značenja, Potreba za čitanjem književnih i neknjiževnih tekstova i pozitivan stav prema čitanju unutar područja kurikula hrvatskoga jezika [Who reads, who writes: reading for pleasure and meaning; The necessity of reading literary and non-literary texts and creating a positive attitude towards reading within the Croatian language curriculum framework].
The conference was held on 31 August and 1 September 2021 on Zoom, and professor Peti-Stantić held 4 workshops titled Zašto mladi trebaju čitati popularnoznanstvene tekstove, i to odmah? [Why young people should read popular science texts, and why they should do it right now.]
The texts used in the workshops were written by Ivan Đikić and Pavel Gregorić and are a part of the newly published book edited by Anita Peti-Stantić and Vedrana Stantić, titled Putovanje u nepoznato: Zašto se bavim znanošću i kako je do toga došlo? [A trip to the unknown: Why am I a scientist and how did I become one?]
The programme of the professional development teacher conference is available here.
book cover

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[conference participation] Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, 28th conference

Professor Anita Peti-Stantić, PhD, participated in the 28th SSSR conference (Society for the Scientific Study of Reading) on 15 July 2021. The paper which was presented at the symposium Textbook Analysis around the World: Does the Text, Activity, and Question design align with the Reading Comprehension Needs of Upper Grades Students? was written together with professor Gordana Keresteš, PhD, and Vedrana Gnjidić. The conference presentation with narration and captions can be found here: Can Textbook Analysis Help Us Understand Why Croatian Students Seldom Read Their Textbooks.

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[invited lecture] Information at the interface of semantics and syntax: “big” and “small”, concrete and abstract words

Professor Peti-Stantić held an invited lecture at the Professional and scientific seminar for lecturers of Croatian as a foreign language organized by Croaticum.

The lecture was titled Informacija na presjecištu semantike i sintakse: ‘velike’ i ‘male’, konkretne i apstraktne riječi. [Information at the interface of semantics and syntax: “big” and “small”, concrete and abstract words].

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[invited lecture] Let’s start reading for curiosity and reading with the youth so we do not lose our words

Professor Peti-Stantić held an invited lecture at the annual meeting of the Bilogora, Podravina and Kalnik Association of Librarians. The lecture was titled Učitajmo se u znatiželju i čitajmo s mladima da ne ostanemo bez riječi. [Let’s start reading for curiosity and reading with the youth so we do not lose our words].

 

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