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Rouet, Jean-François; Britt, M. Anne; Durik, Amanda M. – Educational Psychologist, 2017
We introduce RESOLV, a theoretical model to account for readers' construction and management of goals during text comprehension and use. RESOLV focuses on readers' experience of their physical, social, and communicative context prior to actually engaging with texts. RESOLV assumes that readers construct two types of mental models prior to reading:…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Models, Reading Comprehension
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Goldman, Susan R.; Britt, M. Anne; Brown, Willard; Cribb, Gayle; George, MariAnne; Greenleaf, Cynthia; Lee, Carol D.; Shanahan, Cynthia – Educational Psychologist, 2016
This article presents a framework and methodology for designing learning goals targeted at what students need to know and be able to do in order to attain high levels of literacy and achievement in three disciplinary areas--literature, science, and history. For each discipline, a team of researchers, teachers, and specialists in that discipline…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Literacy, Literature, Sciences
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Britt, M. Anne; Richter, Tobias; Rouet, Jean-François – Educational Psychologist, 2014
In this article, we examine the mental processes and representations that are required of laypersons when learning about science issues from texts. We begin by defining scientific literacy as the ability to understand and critically evaluate scientific content in order to achieve one's goals. We then present 3 challenges of learning from…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Learning Processes, Cognitive Processes, Lay People
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Braten, Ivar; Britt, M. Anne; Stromso, Helge I.; Rouet, Jean-Francois – Educational Psychologist, 2011
In present-day knowledge societies, competent reading involves the integration of information from multiple sources into a coherent, meaningful representation of a topic, issue, or situation. This article reviews research and theory concerning the comprehension of multiple textual resources, focusing especially on linkages recently established…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Comprehension, Models