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Reading and Understanding

Teaching From the Perspective of Artificial Intelligence

By Roger C. Schank

© 1982 – Psychology Press

208 pages

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pub: 1982-01-01
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About the Book

Researchers in Artificial Intelligence have discovered a great deal about reading while striving to teach computers to read. This information, however, has been of small benefit in our schools since AI researchers usually have little contact with educators or researchers involved with teaching children to read.

Now, a respected AI expert examines the parallels of these two areas of study. In this clear, practical volume, he demonstrates, step by step, how to use the concepts of Artificial Intelligence for more effective reading instruction.

Table of Contents

Contents: The Elements of Comprehension. First Steps in Teaching Reading. Memory and Comprehension. Language and Memory. Early Reading Instruction: Predictions from Language. Background Knowledge: Scripts. Stories for Children: The Use of Scripts. More Background Knowledge: Plans and Goals. Stories for Children: Using Plans and Goals. What Not to Teach. The Context Method. Commencement: How It All Works.

About the Series

Psychology of Reading and Reading Instruction Series

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology