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ERIC Number: ED136201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 23
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Reference Count: 0
Can Students Learn to Learn for Reading?
Thomas, L. F.; And Others
This paper discusses two methods used for investigating how students can acquire greater skill in reading for learning. The first study, carried out at Loughborough College of Education, involved students in a pre-packaged sequence of learning experiences. The content of the packages or modules and the sequence in which they were offered embodied the Research Worker's theory about "the best method of reading." Although the study is not yet complete, the results so far indicate that each of the modules produced a change in strategy and specific performance, and that the learning outcomes from reading have already improved considerably. In the second study, students of Gipsy Hill College of Education were offered techniques for researching into their own reading and experimenting with alternative methods and purposes. Being more permissively organized, the Gipsy Hill course seems to have produced less improvement along the dimensions which were used in the pre- and post-testing. However, significant changes took place in both main point and factual reading performance, and all the subjects improved their grades in their education course. Tables of results for both studies are included. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the British Psychological Society, April 1972