Combining Concept Mapping and Adaptive Advice to Teach Reading Comprehension.
Interim technical rept. Jan-Jul 94,
ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTORATE
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This paper describes a computerized learning environment for teaching the conceptual patterns of critical literacy. While the full implementation of the software treats both reading and writing this paper covers only the reading aspects of R-WISE Reading and Writing in a Supportive Environment. The software described posits the computer as an environment, where scaffolding and adaptive advice gently guide the fledgling learner through complex, multi-dimensional intellectual activities. The software encourages students to practice powerful strategies for reading comprehension in a computer-mediated environment that fosters guided-inductive learning and ensures mindful engagement in the task. R-WISE guides the internalization and self-initiation of higher-order processes and metacognition, which the novice reader is unlikely to activate without prompting.
- Computer Programming and Software