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Improving Comprehension [electronic resource]: The Pursuit of Ideas

The College Board
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
This program illustrates how teachers structure learning activities that foster independent learning around a central concept; identifies student-centered activities that make learning interesting, purposeful, and meaningful; models ways for teachers to guide students as they construct meaning and develop strategies for independent learning; and provides examples of how students can work together to develop real satisfaction through real learning. The program shows what teachers can do to help students develop an information base of both content and process for future learning, and how they can do it: make thoughtful decisions about curriculum, design lessons that encourage construction of meaning, stress process as well as content knowledge, create a supportive and nonjudgmental learning environment, and emphasize factors for success.
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47 min.
12 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 15, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Pursuit of Ideas
Reading, Thinking, and Concept Development: A Professional Development Series
Reading, thinking. And concept development
  • In Pursuit of Ideas: Questions for Educators (1:25)
  • Sponsors: Improving Comprehension: The Pursuit of Ideas (0:27)
  • Good Teaching (3:40)
  • Teacher Techniques for Improved Comprehension (5:03)
  • Student Confidence (2:21)
  • Teacher Optimism (3:58)
  • Process vs. Content (4:00)
  • New Effective Teaching Options (2:17)
  • Teaching to Objectives (4:47)
  • Visual Learning (2:17)
  • Structural Frameworks for Learning (2:18)
  • Learning Opportunities (4:21)
  • How to Deal with Student Responses (1:03)
  • Teaching to Diversity (3:20)
  • Effective Teaching Methods (1:02)
  • Credits: Improving Comprehension: The Pursuit of Ideas (3:47)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c1991
Publisher no.
  • 2992s Films Media Group
  • 3115 Films Media Group
1streaming video file (47 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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