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Sommer, Thomas
Lecturer
University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland
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Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2005 | Associate lecturer and project leader at the Literacy Centre of the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland.
  • 2004-2006 | Postgraduate course (CAS) Training of trainers in the area of ICT (Pedagogical University Zurich and University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland); and postgraduate course (CAS) Reading - Media - Literacy (University of Berne and University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland).
  • Since 1996 | Course director in adult education and further education for teachers.
  • 1992-2003 | Praxis and practice teacher for trainee teachers.
  • 1984-2005 | Teacher at the Realschule in Zofingen.
  • 1982-1984 | Teacher training, Diploma for primary and Realschools, Teachers Training College (HPL) of the canton Aargau.

Main Publications

▪ Sommer, Thomas (2010). Schweizerische Weiterbildungsstrukturen und Grundausbildung für Erwachsene. In Sturm, Afra (Eds.), Literales Lernen von Erwachsenen im Kontext neuer Technologien. Waxmann: Münster, 31–45.

▪ Sommer, Thomas & Studer, Martin (2010). Eine Online-Plattform als Lehr- und Lernumgebung. In Sturm, Afra (Eds.), Literales Lernen von Erwachsenen im Kontext neuer Technologien. Waxmann: Münster, 47–71.

▪ Kruse, Gerd; Rickli, Ursula; Riss, Maria; Sommer, Thomas (2010). Lesen. Das Training 1 (Unterstufe). Bern: Schulverlag plus.

▪ Sommer, Thomas & Kruse, Gerd (2010). ICT, Media Literacy and Reading competence - A field in development. In Garbe, Christine; Holle, K. & Weinhold, S. (Hrsg.), ADORE – Teaching Struggling Adolescent Readers in European Countries. Key Elements of Good Practice. Peter Lang: Frankfurt/M., 205-211

▪ Kruse, Gerd & Sommer, Thomas (2010). Reading Environments. In Garbe, Christine; Holle, K. & Weinhold, S. (Hrsg.), ADORE - Teaching Struggling Adolescent Readers in European Countries. Key Elements of Good Practice. Peter Lang: Frankfurt/M., 133-141

▪ Sommer, Thomas (2010). Illettrismus und neue Technologien. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Heilpädagogik, Heft 6, 12–19.

▪ Sommer, Thomas (2010). L'illettrisme en Suisse. Enjeux pédagogiques, Haute Ecole pédagogique BEJUNE, Heft 15, 12–15.

▪ Sommer, Thomas; Sturm, Afra & Hilbe, Robert (2009). Illettrismus und neue Technologien - Schriftlernen in der Nachholbildung. Aarau.

▪ Knechtel, Nora & Sommer, Thomas (2009). Wasser - Meere - Fluten: Recherchieren in Sachbüchern, Zeitschriften und im Internet. Praxis Grundschule, H. 5/2009, S. 23–33.

▪ Sommer, Thomas & Ryter, Elisabeth (2008). Illettrismus - Massnahmen in der Entwicklung. Aarau.

▪  Sturm, Afra & Sommer, Thomas (2008). Illettrismus, Basiskompetenzen und Training - Leistungstests richtig einsetzen. Weiterbildung, S. 11–14.

▪ Bertschi-Kaufmann, Andrea; Hagendorf Hammouche, Petra; Kruse, Gerd; Rank, Katharina; Riss, Maria; Sommer, Thomas (2007). Lesen. Das Training. Seelze: Lernbuch Verlag bei Friedrich.

▪ Sommer, Thomas (2007). Lesen und Schreiben mit Kinderwebsites im Unterricht. Unterricht konkret, H. 5, S. 18–22.

▪ Sommer, Thomas; Schmid, Ines; Riss, Maria; Notter, Eugen (2006). myMoment - Eine multimediale Lernplattform für Kinder der Primarschule. Bern: Educaguide.

▪ Bertschi-Kaufmann, Andrea; Hagendorf Hammouche, Petra; Kruse, Gerd; Rank, Katharina; Riss, Maria; Sommer, Thomas (2006): Fördermaterial: Lesen. Lesefertigkeitstraining. In: Lernchancen 54, S. 31 - 39.

Research & Projects

Since 2009 Member of the project-leader group in the Swiss Project «Literalität in Alltag und Beruf» (Literacy in everyday life and at work)

2007–2009 Member of the Swiss Team in the ADORE-Project

2006–2009 Member of the project-leader group in the Swiss Project «Illettrismus und neue Technologien» (Adult Literacy and New Technologies).

Since 2004 Project-leader and coordinator of the Swiss Illiteracy Network (Adult Literacy)

Main focus areas are consultation in subject didactics and development of instruction materials along with development and implementation projects in the areas of new media, reading promotion and adult literacy.