ERIC Number: ED103817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
Methods, Materials and Techniques for Developing Cognitive Skills at the Early Childhood Level.
Fulford, Anne G.
Teaching reading should not be a matter of transmitting stored information, concepts, and patterns of thinking into the learner's head; rather, it should be a way of working with children to facilitate the acquisition of information and the creation of meaningful ideas about the world in which they live. Teachers should examine certain questions about skills in learning, such as the following: What are the skills involved in learning something well? What skills are needed for discovery learning? Is it good or bad for a student to learn by discovery? What skills do creative and inquiring students or people in general possess? Teachers and the school should be dealing with non-trivial facts, those which have widespread implications, those which children can use to modify diverse aspects of their idealistic world. The development of a quality reading program within a school must deal with such problem areas as educational change, communication patterns within the school system, personality conflicts, goal perception differences, role ambiguity, power struggles, and organization disequilibrium. (WR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (20th, New York City, May 13-16, 1975)