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EDUC 601 Psychology of Reading (3 credits)
Provides a thorough grounding in the theoretical models of the reading process, including bottom-up, interactive, constructivist, and transactive models. Students examine the psychological processes that underlie the act of reading, with particular emphasis on language acquisition, concept formation, intelligence, information processing, and personality and social factors. The interface between reading and writing processes are stressed, as well as the importance of the philosophical orientation and assessment techniques to classroom decision making. Finally, students examine the relationship between research findings and classroom practice related to reading instruction and programs.