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ERIC Number: ED432777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
From Learning to Teaching: Towards a Model of Teaching Literacy.
Wray, David; Lewis, Maureen
Exploring ways to help primary school teachers extend the literacy of their pupils, this paper devises and classroom-tests strategies whereby teachers might develop the abilities of their children to use literacy more effectively as a means of learning. It focuses on the reading and writing of non-fiction text. Outlining four basic insights into the nature of the learning process, the paper discusses learning as a process of interaction between what is known and what is to be learned. It describes learning as a social process, as a situated process, and as a metacognitive process. It considers four principles for teaching, the development of a model for teaching and application of that model, and a way to support students throughout the learning process without continual attention from the teacher. There are great potential benefits in the application of these principles in the teaching of literacy. (Contains 17 references.) (SC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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