This book deals with the significance of different text structures and its cognitive processing in learning from texts. It discusses the effect of learning abilities and attitudes for learning from texts, and focuses on the significance of processing and learning strategies for text comprehension.
Introduction 1. Text comprehension and learning from text: An introduction Part I: Text Structures 2. Expository text and propositional text processing 3. Important information in expository prose: The role of awareness of textual structure and of the skill in ranking ideas in a text 4. Hypermedia and knowledge acquisition from non-linear expository text 5. Text comprehension and typographical features of elementary school text books 6. A procedure for the design of illustrated texts Part II: Learner Abilities And Attitudes 7. Pragmatic knowledge in expository text comprehension: A recall study with young readers 8. Comprehension of story content in adolescents: Inﬂuences of age and cognitive competence 9. Affect, reading behaviour and reading achievement Part III: Processing And Learning Strategies 10. Uncertainty in text comprehension: Clues and effects 11. The development and the usage of some particular cognitive strategies concerning text processing in physics and in history 12. Teaching active text processing strategies: Some experimental results 13. The inﬂuence of an educator’s interactive style on the process of comprehension in preschool-age children