helen [dot] amoriggi [at] mcgill [dot] ca (E-mail)
Room 319, Education Building
Areas of interest
- Advanced speedreading & visual note-taking
- Academic life-skills for student athletes
- Thesis/monograph preparation
- Teacher education: field experience supervision
- Leadership and management training
Description of research/teaching activities
My ten-year international speedreading/e-speedreading & visual note-taking study focuses on updating traditionally-trained readers to cope with print and e-publishing overload; upgrading teachers’ reading training, with a view to training future generations of students to cope with the inundation of expository text. This reading study and work in my areas of interest support my teaching in thesis/monograph preparation, the language arts, professional development, and curriculum design.
Amoriggi, H. (in press). Eureka! Astonishing results of a ten-year international speedreading research study. International Journal of the Book, 1.
Amoriggi, H. (2003) Book Review: Fifty Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners 2nd ed., Adrienne Herrell and Michael Jordan. English Quarterly, 35, (3 & 4).
Amoriggi, H. & Mesher, P. (2001). Adapting to change: Can the Reggio Emilia Approach help with the implementation of the new Quebec curriculum? McGill Journal of Education, 36, 239-250.
Amoriggi, H. (2001). Book review: Change over time in children’s literacy development, Marie M. Clay. McGill Journal of Education, 36, 169-173.
Amoriggi, H. & Bonn, J. (2001, June). Winning with speed reading: Why the 21st Century student athlete must become a master reader. Paper presented at The National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics Conference, Providence, RI.