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ERIC Number: ED122209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 12
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Implications in the Theory of George Kelly for College Reading Instruction.
Chaplin, Miriam T.
The Personal Construct Theory of George Kelly is considered particularly applicable to college reading instruction because the interpretations and subsequent reactions to written language by mature students are highly personal. The key to students' behavior lies in their total personality, enmeshed as it is with past experiences, present realities, and future possibilities. The discussion in this paper is based on the fundamental postulate that people's processes are psychologically channelized by the way they anticipate events, and on the 11 corollaries growing out of this postulate. An example of an application of Kelly's theory is the suggestion that it would be much more profitable to have students formulate their own questions about reading selections rather than respond to author written questions since students' questions will reflect the constructions placed on the reading by the students themselves. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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