ERIC Number: ED428682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Using Critical Thinking through CD-ROMs To Improve Reading Strategies of Reluctant and Remedial Readers.
Since 1993, the Critical Thinking Cooperative (TC2) has initiated projects with school districts and universities throughout British Columbia. To date, the main emphasis has been on social studies, with the exception of some recent work in language arts. This paper investigates the application of the TC2 model of critical thinking to computers, specifically, CD-ROMs and children who experience problems with reading. The three major components of the TC2 model--community of thinkers, critical challenges, and intellectual tools--are outlined, explaining how each forms an integral part of the model. The following five intellectual tools that make up the model are exemplified: background knowledge; criteria for judgement; critical thinking vocabulary; thinking strategies; and habits of mind. The ways that this model and these tools can be applied to CD-ROMs in the area of remedial reading are demonstrated, and examples from a popular CD-ROM adventure game, "Indiana Jones and the Search for Atlantis," are shown. Special attention is given to the interaction between the teacher and the reader. Data from ongoing research are presented, emphasizing the importance of having reluctant and remedial readers read small pieces of text over an extended period of time rather than having them read large passages and give up. Contains 10 references. (Author/DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Malaspina Coll., Nanaimo (British Columbia).
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Identifiers - Location: Canada