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Introductory Theory and Methods of Reading Across Disciplines - Research Option

EDU 395RW

Introductory Theory and Methods of Reading Across Disciplines - Research Option

EDU 395RW

Course Description

Prerequisite: Open to all full-time and part-time faculty or by permission of instructor. Introduces theory and practice of reading across disciplines including theories of reading development and strategies improving reading. Provides instruction and support in researching content area reading in individual disciplines. Leads to development of annotated bibliography about reading process and pedagogy in their discipline. Student may earn credit in only one of the following: ED 395R, ED 395, EDU 395R or EDU 395. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Articulate theories of reading development and design applications for fostering and assessing reading in a specific discipline or class.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of theories of reading development, including motivation and metacognition for the adult learner
  • Demonstrate an understanding of diverse instructional approaches, ranging from direct teaching and practice of study skills through holistic approaches to reading
  • Demonstrate an understanding of factors affecting text selection and assignment design
  • Present to peers in the class a set of strategies for the integration ofreading into current teaching.

Demonstrate ability to research reading process & pedagogy in one's discipline.

Participate in "writing to learn" activities.

Objectives:

  • Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  • Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  • Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.