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  1. 2. Listening Eyes An experimental project to enhance reading KOCA VZW
  2. 3. How it started … <ul><li>need for flexible, differentiated method that students can pick up at any time during year </li></ul><ul><li>need for practical, challenging and beautiful teaching aids </li></ul>
  3. 4. Target group <ul><li>People who don’t have easy access to information because of: </li></ul><ul><li>cognitive limitations </li></ul><ul><li>illiteracy </li></ul><ul><li>low education level </li></ul><ul><li>foreign tongue </li></ul><ul><li>handicap </li></ul><ul><li>other social factors such as underprivileged situation, immigration, refugees and lack of education       </li></ul>KOCA VZW
  4. 5. Objectives <ul><li>acquire or enhance language through social relevant topic </li></ul><ul><li>enhance reading and stimulate interest in literature, have fun reading </li></ul><ul><li>stimulate language acquisition and facilitate social integration </li></ul>KOCA VZW
  5. 6. Objectives <ul><li>apply and increase social en functional skills </li></ul><ul><li>encourage ability to live and to do things independently , improve self-sufficiency </li></ul>KOCA VZW
  6. 7. Structure <ul><li>A unique trilogy: </li></ul><ul><li>literacy component (enlarge functional vocabulary) </li></ul><ul><li>artistic component (kamishibai) </li></ul><ul><li>social integration component (encourage information & accessibility) </li></ul>KOCA VZW
  7. 8. <ul><li>Literacy component: AAD </li></ul><ul><li>A lfabetisering A llochtone D oven (teaching deaf immigrants how to read and write) </li></ul><ul><li>Dutch language method </li></ul>KOCA VZW
  8. 9. AAD: goals <ul><li>understand concrete/abstract words in written message </li></ul><ul><li>encourage text comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Activity: </li></ul><ul><li>each topic offers 10 new keywords (in sign language and Dutch) </li></ul>KOCA VZW
  9. 10. AAD: history <ul><li>Start 2005 in KOCA, a Belgian school for the deaf </li></ul><ul><li>2007 - first Flemish AAD version - topic: station </li></ul><ul><li>2008 - second Flemish AAD version - topic: Internet </li></ul><ul><li>2009 - third edition - topic: food </li></ul><ul><li>2011 - fourth edition - topic: beautiful </li></ul>KOCA VZW
  10. 20. 2. Artistic component: Kamishibai <ul><li>Traditional Japanese narrative style </li></ul>KOCA VZW
  11. 21. ART & MAGIC, LANGUAGE, POETRY <ul><li>KAMISHIBAI </li></ul>
  12. 22. Kamishibai: goals <ul><li>have fun reading, enhance interest in literature, develop literacy skills </li></ul><ul><li>discover different artistic expressions </li></ul><ul><li>understand literature closely linked to own experiences </li></ul><ul><li>understand stories without link to personal situation but recognizable. </li></ul>KOCA VZW
  13. 23. Kamishibai: goals <ul><li>pay attention to and appreciate artistic talent of others </li></ul><ul><li>recognize structure of story </li></ul>KOCA VZW
  14. 24. Kamishibai: history <ul><li>Kamishibai story of children’s writer Jan Simoen (2007) A yellow sheet of paper </li></ul><ul><li>Kamishibai story of children’s writer Edward Van de Vendel (2008) Women are in charge (and I can proof it) </li></ul><ul><li>Kamishibai story of children’s writer Els Beerten (2009) Hungry </li></ul><ul><li>Kamishibai story of children’s writer Nic Balthazar (2011) Beautiful </li></ul>KOCA VZW
  15. 25. Kamishibai: stories <ul><li>visually attractive thanks to spectacular A3 illustrations </li></ul><ul><li>sentences and words adapted to target group </li></ul><ul><li>expressive photos support text </li></ul><ul><li>possibility to meet writer </li></ul><ul><li>live through story together </li></ul>KOCA VZW
  16. 26. Kamishibai: structure <ul><li>before introducing kamishibai </li></ul><ul><li>mind map ‘Hungry’ </li></ul>KOCA VZW Lisbeth, 16 years Jamba, 18 years
  17. 27. Some examples <ul><li>After Kamishibai performance </li></ul><ul><li>library project </li></ul><ul><li>- look up in catalogue </li></ul><ul><li>- visit library </li></ul><ul><li>- speed date with books - ‘pencil poem’ </li></ul>KOCA VZW
  18. 28. Some examples <ul><li>“ Pencil Poem” </li></ul><ul><li>cfr Schrap me van Dimitri Antonissen </li></ul>KOCA VZW Bron: http://stiftgedichten.com/
  19. 29. “ Pencil Poem” KOCA VZW Mila, 15 jaar (Okan) Mehmet, 17 jaar (Okan)
  20. 30. 3. Social integration component: project KOCA VZW
  21. 31. Project: goals <ul><li>stimulate language acquisition via multifunctional pictograms and facilitate social integration and personal growth </li></ul><ul><li>apply and increase social and functional skills </li></ul><ul><li>encourage ability to live and do things independently, improve self-sufficiency </li></ul><ul><li>understand written message through non- verbal information . </li></ul>KOCA VZW
  22. 32. Project: extra goals <ul><li>use multifunctional pictograms in different settings </li></ul><ul><li>achieve right balance between content and images </li></ul><ul><li>present artistic, creative tasks, linked to personal context </li></ul>KOCA VZW
  23. 33. Project: strategies <ul><li>use AAD format and integration of AAD vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>limited vocabulary (=> stress on practical content) </li></ul><ul><li>practical content through visual aids, layout and logical structure </li></ul><ul><li>frequent use of pictograms and simple illustrations </li></ul><ul><li>independent tasks focused on practical skills </li></ul><ul><li>possibility to differentiate in heterogeneous class group </li></ul>KOCA VZW
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  53. 64. Listening Eyes pack <ul><li>For teacher : </li></ul><ul><li>manual </li></ul><ul><li>AAD exercise book </li></ul><ul><li>PROJECT workbook </li></ul><ul><li>DVD </li></ul><ul><li>set of Kamishibai pictures </li></ul><ul><li>illustrations </li></ul><ul><li>For students : </li></ul><ul><li>AAD exercise book </li></ul><ul><li>GASV exercise book </li></ul><ul><li>memory cards </li></ul><ul><li>picture book with complete story </li></ul>KOCA VZW
  54. 65. Listening Eyes Today <ul><li>Listening Eyes wants to: </li></ul><ul><li>set up think tank to exchange ideas and experiences in order to improve currents literacy methods </li></ul><ul><li>create accessible website for target group (Listening Eyes picture dictionary) </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of educational games to promote literacy </li></ul>KOCA VZW
  55. 66. Listening Eyes Today <ul><li>show Listening Eyes to the world </li></ul><ul><li>collect feedback, experiment and integrate in Listening Eyes concept </li></ul>
  56. 67. Listening Eyes Today <ul><li>organize meetings and activities for target group: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>start reading groups </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>offer annual Kamishibai Day </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>let writers tell stories in yurt (Mongolian tent) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>introduce and stimulate cultural education </li></ul><ul><li>workshops </li></ul>
  57. 69. More info? <ul><li> www.luisterogen.be </li></ul>KOCA VZW