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The Brain is for ActionPsychology for Classroom Gains           Brock Dubbels  The Center for Cognitive Sciences    The Un...
ComprehensionWhat is it?It must be guided with socio-cognitive experience.
IP & Working Memory157999763321423514921942197617761492 1942 1976 1776
Clapping
Comprehension AnalysisEvent Indexing      Situation Model
Causal network analysisEpaminondas Story                   Epaminondas Story               Van den Broek,P., Kendou, P., K...
How do we build a comprehension model?Comprehension Model                     Literary Elements• A spatial-temporal framew...
Reading & ClassroomAssessment1.   Literacy Coaching      a)   Use rubric and fluency scale for           literacy coaching...
Comprehension measures for reflect aloud using the event indexing model --Studen Boo Fl D Pro Sit                  Plo Set...
Modified fluency with play and agency1     I have chosen a challenging book. I read with hesitation with emphasis on singl...
Characteristics of readers L      Low comp        High                                                High comp E        f...
40                       38Comparison of student                  35performanceThe categories for 05-06 performance   30wa...
Research Questions• Will a video game that emphasizes sensorimotor  experience provide greater recall and problem  solving...
KnowledgePerceptual        Conceptual
Mental SimulationsModality-specific states are partially   Simulations – Reenactmentscaptured in online experience        ...
Texts and Multimodal NarrativesINSTRUCTION AND PURPOSE
Redescription the AAA Way• Average• 1 + 1 + 1 = 3/3= 1• Mean• Symbolic shorthand
The brain is for action  A successful theory of  cognition and its application  will require recognition of that  fact.   ...
Embodiment &DevelopmentalResearch SuggestsPerceptualknowledge istransformed toconceptualknowledge andschema constructionth...
Research & Practice
Comprehension and Literacy
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Comprehension and Literacy

  1. 1. The Brain is for ActionPsychology for Classroom Gains Brock Dubbels The Center for Cognitive Sciences The University of Minnesota
  2. 2. ComprehensionWhat is it?It must be guided with socio-cognitive experience.
  3. 3. IP & Working Memory157999763321423514921942197617761492 1942 1976 1776
  4. 4. Clapping
  5. 5. Comprehension AnalysisEvent Indexing Situation Model
  6. 6. Causal network analysisEpaminondas Story Epaminondas Story Van den Broek,P., Kendou, P., Kremer, K., Lynch, J. Butler, J., White, M., and Pugzles Lorch, E. (2005, p. 112-13)
  7. 7. How do we build a comprehension model?Comprehension Model Literary Elements• A spatial-temporal framework • Character/ Characterization – spatial locations, time frames • diction• Entities • Plot – people, objects, ideas, • Setting• Properties of entities • Point of View – color, emotions, goals, shape, • Theme etc. • Tone• Relational information • Voice – spatial, temporal, causal, ownership, kinship, social, etc. • Word choice
  8. 8. Reading & ClassroomAssessment1. Literacy Coaching a) Use rubric and fluency scale for literacy coaching.2. Oral Interpretation a) Use Girl Assignment
  9. 9. Comprehension measures for reflect aloud using the event indexing model --Studen Boo Fl D Pro Sit Plo Set Char Them PO Tone W Voice/ Genr Authot k ec p t e V C Diction e r o d e Scoring 4 3 2 1 0 Defined Meaning in Mentioned Cued/ Cued/ Absent context Explained Recognize Recognize Detailed Term term Description Explained
  10. 10. Modified fluency with play and agency1 I have chosen a challenging book. I read with hesitation with emphasis on single words—I am trying to learn them in isolation from one another. The "flow" in my reading is a little clunky like a telegraph with word-by-word reading.2 I just read with two to three word phrasing. My reading seems very hesitant, like I might be unsure, with considerable pausing. I am blending and decoding the words. I am naming the words rather than letting them flow.3 I am pausing for ending punctuation, but am not making inflection changes from sentence to sentence. I read in phrases but I am lacking in tone necessary in fluent understandable reading.4 Most of the time, I have, "flow" and phrasing. It is like telling a story to my friends, with vocal intonation and prosody that indicates awareness of punctuation for pausing and breath, and appropriate inflection (i.e., happy voice). I should be doing Shakespeare! My performance is characterized by reading that generally "flows."My voice5 changes to reflect meaning changes in the passage. My inflections are consistently appropriate, and my reading is fluent and smooth, generally easy to listen to and understood. Adapted from Table 1. from Marston, Mansfield, cited in (pg. 81 Heineman, in Fountas and Pinnell, 1996) by Dubbels (2005).
  11. 11. Characteristics of readers L Low comp High High comp E fluency High fluency V E L of F L U E N C Low comp High comp Y Low fluency Low fluency ability to comprehendin dialogic method /create a model
  12. 12. 40 38Comparison of student 35performanceThe categories for 05-06 performance 30was based upon the Minnesota BasicSkills Test 25 24The 06-07 scores were based upon the 21 Grade 7 (05-MCA2 06) 20 16 Grade 8 (05-All students were taught by one 15 06)teacher each year. Grade 8 (06-I taught the 06-07 year using a much 10 07)harder test with an emphasis ongames and play. 5Specifically: Games unit, multimediaunits, sketch up, Etc. 0 Exceed Meets Partial Does not
  13. 13. Research Questions• Will a video game that emphasizes sensorimotor experience provide greater recall and problem solving as compared to viewing a video, or reading a printed text?• Will performance in the reading condition improve if it follows the game or the viewing condition?• How does the identification of causation predict building a mental representation and problem solving?
  14. 14. KnowledgePerceptual Conceptual
  15. 15. Mental SimulationsModality-specific states are partially Simulations – Reenactmentscaptured in online experience underlie imagery
  16. 16. Texts and Multimodal NarrativesINSTRUCTION AND PURPOSE
  17. 17. Redescription the AAA Way• Average• 1 + 1 + 1 = 3/3= 1• Mean• Symbolic shorthand
  18. 18. The brain is for action A successful theory of cognition and its application will require recognition of that fact. M. Montessori (1967),Research on instruction thatemphasizes congruentsensorimotor experience andvisualization has been found toimprove the ability tocomprehend, read fluently, andsolve problems.(Glenberg, Brown & Levin, 2007;Glenberg, Gutierrez, Levin, & Japuntich, 2004).
  19. 19. Embodiment &DevelopmentalResearch SuggestsPerceptualknowledge istransformed toconceptualknowledge andschema constructionthrough identificationaffordances ofaction, and potentialaction which we useto construct situationmodels to relate tocontext, for, andusage.
  20. 20. Research & Practice

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