ERIC Number: ED433669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Strategies. ERIC/OSEP Digest E577.
Boudah, Daniel J.; O'Neill, Kevin J.
This digest discusses what research says about learning strategies and how teachers can teach learning strategies. A learning strategy is defined as an individual's way of reorganizing and using a particular set of skills in order to learn content or accomplish other tasks more effectively and efficiently in school and nonacademic settings. Studies which have demonstrated that development of learning strategies can be effective in improving the performance of students with learning disabilities in inclusive settings are cited, as are studies demonstrating the effectiveness of specific learning strategies such as reciprocal teaching and mnemonics. A specific instructional sequence for teaching students a multiple-step learning strategy is explained. The learning strategies curriculum, which was developed at the University of Kansas, is described as organized into three strands: (1) information acquisition, (2) information storage, and (3) expression and demonstration of understanding. (Contains 12 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Learning Disabilities, Learning Strategies, Research and Development, Study Skills, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA.