Monday, April 4, 2011

Research: Comprehension Defined

Question: What does learning from text require?

Answer/Quote: “Learning from text, like all meaningful learning, depends critically on the activation of relevant prior knowledge and the integration of new information with it.” 22.

Comment: The more we already know about a topic, the better we will comprehend new information concerning it. RayS.

Title: “Comprehension and Learning from Refutation and Expository Texts.” I-A N Diakidoy, et al. Reading Research Quarterly (January/ February/ March 2011), 25-38.

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