[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.
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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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[webinar] The importance of reading to children from an early age

Professor Peti-Stantić held a webinar for kindergarten and elementary school teachers as a part of a reading project organized by the publishing house Ibis grafika. The materials used for the talk Zašto je važno čitati djeci od najranije dobi. [The importance of reading to children from an early age] is available here (video; PPT).

 

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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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[book presentation] Public forum: Focus on teachers

The public forum Učitelji u fokusu [Focus on teachers] included the presentation of two books written by Anita Peti-Stantić, and Anita Peti-Stantić and Vedrana Stantić.

Karolina Lisak Vidović moderated the conversation with the authors, Anita Peti-Stantić and Vedrana Stantić, and Mirela Barbaroša Šikić, higher advisor at the Croatian Teacher Training Agency.

The video recording of the promotion is available here.

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[Zagreb Book Festival]

One of the first events of the Zagreb book festival included a conversation about the books Čitanjem do (spo)razumijevanja: od čitalačke pismenosti do čitateljske sposobnosti  [Reading leads to (mutual) understanding: from reading literacy to reading ability], Znati(želja): Zašto mladi trebaju čitati popularnoznanstvene tekstove, i to odmah? [Curiosity: Why young people should read popular science texts, and why they should do it right now.]. and Stvaranje čitatelja [The creation of the reader]. Their authors, Anita Peti-Stantić, Vedrana Stantić, and Nenad Rizvanović, participated in a talk moderated by the poet Sanja Baković.

Festival programme is available here.

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