Are we disadvantaging students by neglecting to teach transcription skills?

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Handwriting and computer keyboarding, together with spelling, are the everyday transcription processes used by students in contemporary classrooms. The link between transcription skills and learning has been well established in the literature (Kiefer, Schuler, Mayer, Trumpp, Hille & Sachse 2015). Poor transcription skills constrain thinking, planning and translating processes. If students are concerned with how to produce letter forms, locate the letters on a keyboard, or how to spell a word, they may either forget already developed ideas or disregard basic language structures, such as subject-verb agreement (Limpo, Alves, & Connelly, 2017, p. 27). It is also important to note that the physical requirements of handwriting and keyboarding may have different effects on writing quality and fluency (Feng, Lindner, Ji & Joshi, 2017).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2018
EventEuropean Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2018 - Free University Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
Duration: 03 Sept 201807 Sept 2018


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2018
Abbreviated titleInclusion and exclusion, resources for educational research?
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