Thursday, March 15
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Neville Scarfe, Room 310
Presentation Title: Emergent Literacy and Learning to Read and to Write: A Predictive Model
Dr. Giuliana Pinto is full professor in Developmental and Educational Psychology at the University of Florence (Italy), where she is also director of the research Unit on School Psychology, and Coordinator of the PhD course in psychology. Dr. Pinto is Co-editor of the Rivista di Psicologia dell’Educazione (Psychology of Education Journal (Spaggiari-Parma), she is also a reviewer for several journals. She has authored about 200 scientific papers and books in national and international journals.
Her main research interests are in the fields of cognitive and linguistic development in children: emergent literacy and learning to read and to write in typical and atypical populations; children’s pictorial development under different conditions and in cultural perspective; theory of mind and linguistic development. In collaboration with colleagues from different countries, under the direction of Ann Cameron, she is studying thriving and cognitive and social aspects of development in early childhood and in the early school years in different locations around the globe