ERIC Number: ED334571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
How College Learning Specialists Can Help College Students. ERIC Digest.
Stahl, Norman A.; And Others
This digest discusses some of the ways basic skills instructors can help students become real learners. The digest argues that the "learning specialist" (a term preferable to "remedial/developmental" reading specialist) should operate from a philosophical perspective stressing strategic approaches to reading-to-learn as driven by the cognitive sciences and recent research in reading pedagogy rather than from a deficit model drawn form the diagnostic-compensatory movement. The digest discusses: (1) implementing a course simulation model; (2) using undergraduate teaching assistants; (3) using high utility strategies for immediate acceptance; (4) promoting students' planning skills; (5) reconceptualizing vocabulary development; (6) training students to use strategies; and (7) using writing to develop reading comprehension and critical thinking. (RS)
Descriptors: College Students, Critical Thinking, Free Writing, Higher Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Teachers, Study Skills, Teaching Assistants, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th St., Suite 150, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests; Writing to Learn