“It’s just not being assessed. That’s the biggie,” she says. “If it’s not assessed, it tends to fall by a little because people are teaching to the test.”
Anne Mangen at the University of Stavanger’s Reading Centre. “But handwriting seems, based on empirical evidence from neuroscience, to play a larger role in the visual recognition and learning of letters.
“This is something one should be aware of in an educational context,” she stresses.
In other words, those who learn to write by hand learn better.