Tiziana Mascia

Tiziana Mascia

Tiziana Mascia, Adj. Prof, University of Urbino

Fields of expertise

Tiziana Mascia has a Ph.D. in General Pedagogy, Social Pedagogy, and General Education from the Free University of Bozen where she conducted research in the field of reading literacy instruction and digital literacy. Her current position is Adjunct Professor of Literacy Education and Children’s Literature at the Faculty of Education, University of Urbino. She is the chairperson of Associazione Literacy Italia where she coordinates in-service projects for the professional development of teachers and collaborates with international networks promoting literacy and children’s literature in Europe.

Her fields of expertise include in-service training and professional development of teachers in reading literacy. She investigated the relationship between teacher preparation in literacy pedagogy and students outcomes, also in environments with high concentration of immigrant students at higher risk of social exclusion. More recently, her research has focused on developing distance learning programs to disseminate new literacy knowledge achieved today through the international studies to reach a wide audience and those areas of the country (Italy) where there is the greatest need for educational training (Mascia, T. (2020). I percorsi del lettore. Ed. Sinestesie) . In this context, it has been developed the programme Invito alla lettura – Rai Cultura: an online course for teacher’s training which focuses on literacy skills development and uses tv and web tv to promote literacy: Educare alla Literacy 0-10; Lettori indipendenti 10-14; Biblioteche scolastiche e lettura aumentata.

Institution / Country

Adj. Prof., Faculty of Education, University of Urbino, Italy.

Chairperson of “Associazione Literacy Italia” recognized by the MIUR in Italy.


Italian (mother tongue), English (C2), French (B1), German (A2).

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