ERIC Number: ED162258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Information Processing as a Tool for Selecting Instructional Strategies.
Meyers, Ruth S.
Information processing models indicate that learning occurs in the interaction of three systems: perceptual (receiving information), memory (selective storing of information), and performance (using the processed information). The three systems working together affect each other and together demonstrate learning. Reading, then, is the organization and reorganization of information and is never static. It is a creative and generative process that is learned by doing. The information processing model has implications for teaching reading for it demonstrates both the interdependence of all parts of the reading process and the idea that the driving force is for information. Reading is not a hierarchy of skills but an interaction of processes. Therefore, the teacher must be a facilitator providing appropriate material, a guided introduction to the traditions of written language, and an introduction to coding strategies without interfering with the reading process. The teacher's task is to provide order to bits of information and to develop confidence in a child to continue reading independently. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association World Congress on Reading (7th, Hamburg, West Germany, August 1-3, 1978)