Late Christmas present from UHR?
What do you want for Christmas? How about less prejudice and more understanding of listening to text? As part of that, we hope for an ongoing investigation at the University and Higher Education Council (UHR), which is responsible for the University entrance examination. We also hope that better changes occur for the national exams.
“Never, in my years as a listening reader, have I been in a situation where I have questioned myself or that someone has questioned what I know because I have listened to information instead of looking at the text with my eyes.” Tor Ghai
UHR investigates adaptations to the University entrance exam.
An investigation is underway at UHR, looking at possible adaptations for the University entrance exam. In December, we met the investigator at UHR and contributed our experiences and knowledge. Before that, the same investigator met Inger Råhlenius at the Dyslexia Association.
Many of us
We know we are not alone struggling and are committed to these issues. We think many people are good at conveying that listening and looking at text are equivalent when absorbing information.
If you get a written text into your head, it is good, whether it is reading with eyes or not.
Reading by Listening
During my years as a developer and entrepreneur, I have had to read an awful lot; to learn new technology, be able to answer emails, understand users’ needs and grasp everything that has to do with starting and running a limited company. Outside work, there has been as much to read, from the school’s weekly newsletter to what you follow on the interest.
In my years as a listening reader, I have never been in a situation where I have questioned myself or where someone else has questioned what I know because I have listened to information instead of looking at the text with my eyes.
It goes without saying when you are into reading by listening, but those who haven’t thought much about this need to be informed. We hope the debate will continue and gain momentum next year regarding the University entrance exam and national examinations. We feel that it is already underway.
We wish everyone reading this a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
22 November 2017, Tor Ghai
Further reading:The college exam without glasses by Tor Ghai 2017-03-31
|In November 2015, Joakim Olofson and Tor Ghai from TorTalk visited Rosenbad to discuss the issue of read-aloud for the university entrance exam.|
|During the Dysleximässan in Gothenburg 2015, TorTalk showed that the technology for read-aloud tests exists.|