Accession Number : ADA303683

Title :   Combining Concept Mapping and Adaptive Advice to Teach Reading Comprehension.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. Jan-Jul 94,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Carlson, Patricia A. ; Larralde, Veronica

PDF Url : ADA303683

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This paper describes a computerized learning environment for teaching the conceptual patterns of critical literacy. While the full implementation of the software treats both reading and writing this paper covers only the reading aspects of R-WISE (Reading and Writing in a Supportive Environment). The software described posits the computer as an environment, where scaffolding and adaptive advice gently guide the fledgling learner through complex, multi-dimensional intellectual activities. The software encourages students to practice powerful strategies for reading comprehension in a computer-mediated environment that fosters guided-inductive learning and ensures mindful engagement in the task. R-WISE guides the internalization and self-initiation of higher-order processes and metacognition, which the novice reader is unlikely to activate without prompting.

Descriptors :   *TEACHING METHODS, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, *READING, *COMPREHENSION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ENVIRONMENTS, STRATEGY, ACQUISITION, STUDENTS, LEARNING MACHINES, PATTERNS, FRAMES, LEARNING, LITERACY.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE