Philosophy Of Teaching Reading


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A PPT on the different philosophies that can be used in the teaching of reading. A synthesized version on the discussion made by Marlowe Ediger in 2001.

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Philosophy Of Teaching Reading

  1. 1. Philosophy of Teaching Reading by Marlow Ediger Lecturers Mr. Marlon A. Basa Ms. Tess Zamudio
  2. 2. Different Philosopies 1. Realism 2. Idealism & Perennialism 3. Individualized Reading 4. Eclectic(ism)
  3. 3. Realism
  4. 4. Main Thrust One can know the real world as it truly is on itself. This presupposes that one can pre-determine what a student should know and be able to do.
  5. 5. Reading Connection 1. Correct phoneme and grapheme association 2. Distinguishing Facts from Opinions 3. Develop the Reading Experience of : a.Identifying the problem b.Gathering information c.Answering the problem d.Developing a hypothesis e.Testing the hypothesis f. Revising the hypothesis
  6. 6. Strengths 1. For teachers: Gives focal points in instruction 2. Instructions: Gives Focal points for learning activities 3. Tests/Evaluations: Provides High Validity
  7. 7. Idealism Perennialism
  8. 8. Main Thrust One cannot know the real world but there are ideas than can pertain thereto. This presupposes that no-one can determine what a student should know and be able to do.
  9. 9. 1. Classics are the best source of providing subject matter worthy of reading 2. Teacher's Reading interest must go vis-a-vis level of students reading readiness is the thought that counts Reading Connection
  10. 10. Strengths 1. For teachers: It can bring out the personal “dynamism” in them 2. For students: It can provide the personal “experience” 3. Tests/Evaluations: Open-ended questions may be used
  11. 11. Philosophy of Individualized Reading
  12. 12. Main Thrust Individual endeavors are highlighted. No one can mandate what a student should read but only his interests, personal meanings and purposes.
  13. 13. Reading Connection 1. The whole is more important than the parts. 2. Self-paced reading is given importance.
  14. 14. Strengths 1. Teachers: Promotes opportunity for Facilitating 2.Students: Promotes Academic Freedom 3. Tests/Evaluations: Not Required
  15. 15. Ecletic Philosophy of Reading Instruction
  16. 16. Main Thrust Collaboration is the key towards success. This implies that authors(manual makers), may share their personal classroom experiences to be considered(or not) by classroom teachers.
  17. 17. Reading Connection 1. There is consideration in teacher's classroom reading needs. 2. Syllabication instructions may be used.(based on classroom needs)
  18. 18. Strengths 1. For Teachers: Creativity is encouraged 2. For Students: Personal/Group Needs are addressed 3.Tests/Evaluation: Validity is reinforced