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ERIC Number: ED380773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 17
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Schema-Theoretical Model of Reading: Revisited.
Vurdien, Rajen
The core of schema theory is the concept that text is understood according to the reader's world knowledge and that this knowledge is altered whenever the reader encounters new information in print. Inferencing, that is the hypothesizing or predicting that the activation of schema sets in motion, is critical in this process. Recall is important insofar as it activates the schema necessary for inferencing. Using these principles, educators have devised a number of schema-based strategies for teaching reading, including the thematic organizer, story mapping, and story impressions. Recommendations for ways in which teachers can take advantage of schema theory in the classroom include motivation and giving children a purpose by spending more time on instructions before beginning the reading to alert them to schemata germane to the story. If children lack sufficient schemata, they can be helped to build new schemata by exposure to analogies and comparison that will make the transition from their current knowledge to new knowledge. Contains 17 references. (RS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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