As best practice awarded- EU funded project

AdAPPtive is the follow-up Erasmus+ Project after the EU awarded AisforAPP  project. (2018-2021)

Given that one in five 15-year old EU citizens is not functionally literate, new ways to tackle the acquisition of effective reading skills are imperative.This Erasmus + part-funded project (AdAPPtive) hopes to continue the work of a previous EU-funded project (A is for APP) to focus on the effective use of digital apps in the instruction of learners who find it difficult to acquire essential reading skills. It also hopes to assess the impact of this on the learners and teachers involved. DCU is the coordinating partner and will lead on organising Communities of Practice (CoPs) and investigating their impact on the use of reading apps. KU, Leuven and RID will lead on investigating the effects of reading app use on the reading skills and dispositions of learners. The Dys Centre, Prague will lead on investigating changes to teachers' skills and attitudes, as they go about incorporating reading apps into their literacy instruction. Happs Development will provide a state of the art game app, New Karaton and use CoP feedback to develop and refine its functions and features.

DCU - Dublin City UniversityDYS Centrum PrahaHappsKU LeuvenRID Taal Rekenen

RID Taal Rekenen - NL

RID is a nationwide organization for children with reading or math difficulties in the Netherlands. It is specialized in supporting reading or math difficulties at school, and in providing diagnostics and treatment for children with severe reading or math problems. One main focus is innovation by developing digital tools to prevent or support reading and math difficulties.RID's mission is strong literacy and numeracy development for every child, paving the way for every child to develop according to their talents.

Focus within the project
RID takes care of the implementation of COPs in the Netherlands with the aim of strengthening teachers' competences in the use of digital resources for reading support as much as possible.

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Jurgen Tijms

Jurgen is a developmental psychologist, affiliated with both the RID, a clinical institution dedicated to providing support to children with reading difficulties and the Rudolf Berlin Center, a university department dedicated to learning problems at the University of Amsterdam. As a scientist Jurgen is fascinated by why some children struggle to learn to read, as a psychologist by how to support them in the best possible way. His work focuses on using scientific research to innovate tools that support children with reading difficulties. Jurgen is convinced about the potential of game-based learning for both learning and the motivation to learn. Jurgen and his team created the game-app ‘Kosmos Klikker’ a game-app for early (struggling) readers.