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ERIC Number: EJ1099088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1938-9809
Cognitive and Constructivist Strategies for Teaching about Language and for Providing Reading and Writing Instruction
Rowell, C. Glennon; Palmer, Barbara C.
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2007 n3 Sum 2007
College students learning about language and using this knowledge to learn how to teach reading and writing should participate in strategies that simulate systems in the language and strategies that they in turn will use in their own classrooms. Cognitive and constructivist strategies are interactive and thus more powerful than the traditional lecture method of teaching college students, yet too often the traditional method prevails. Four interactive strategies that we have used successfully are cooperative learning, semantic feature analysis, nonsense story analysis, and fictitious writing systems. Surveys, exams, and informal discussions with students following the use of these strategies indicate that students found these strategies to be very effective.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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