ERIC Number: ED311645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Cognitive and Metacognitive Learning Strategy Instruction: Its Relevance for Media and Material Design. The Instructional Methods Report Series.
This report is intended to provide publishers and product developers with a summary of background information about strategy instruction for disabled learners. It also offers suggestions for how media and materials could be produced and designed to facilitate the teaching and learning of strategies. The first section looks at cognitive and metacognitive learning strategies, defines terms, and shows their relevance to instruction. The second section examines the evidence showing how learning strategy instruction can help students with learning problems. It identifies characteristics of effective and ineffective learners, notes effects of strategy deficiencies on learning, reviews the research, and identifies effective strategies. Section Three considers the nature of good strategy instruction with examples from reciprocal teaching and the Strategies Intervention Model. Section Four examines the role of media and materials. It offers design recommendations and notes the use of media and materials in professional education. The section offering conclusions notes specific issues of concern to publishers and developers including the feasibility of developing coordinated materials, marketing concerns, and developing teacher training materials. (DB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Disabilities, Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Development, Instructional Materials, Learning Strategies, Material Development, Metacognition, Theory Practice Relationship
Information Center for Special Education Media and Materials, LINC Resources, Inc., 4820 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43214 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: LINC Resources, Inc., Columbus, OH.
Note: Prepared by the Information Center for Special Education Media and Materials. For related document, see EC 221 051.