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Literacy in the Digital Age: Transformations of the Reading Brain [Video]

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Maryanne Wolf is "Global Literacy" Fellow at Stanford University (2017-18), the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, and Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University. The author of dozens of articles on the psychology of reading and related areas of dyslexia, linguistics, neuroscience, cognition and child development, Dr. Wolf has written several books, including the critically acclaimed Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, published by Harper Collins in 2008 and since translated into 13 languages; Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century, published by Oxford University Press in 2016; and Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in the Digital Age, forthcoming in 2018 from Harper Collins.

In 2017, Dr. Wolf has been serving as a Fellow in the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, as part of the New Literacies Network. The aim of this work is to apply current research on the reading brain circuit and numeracy to the design and curation of a digital learning experience for non-literate children in remote regions around the world and in the rural US. The overarching goal is to contribute towards ameliorating illiteracy for the 200 million children who may otherwise never attain functional literacy. In this connection, Dr. Wolf is a co-founder of Curious Learning: A Global Literacy Initiative, which has current deployments in Ethiopia, Uganda, South Africa, India, and the rural US.

Part of the Chautauqua Lecture Series: Transformations (2017-2018).


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