How to Get Your Mind to Read – The New York Times

Bemoaning your students’ reluctance to read? It’s not just 18-20 year olds – it’s a much bigger problem and isn’t new, argues Daniel T. Willingham, author of “The Reading Mind: A Cognitive Approach to Understanding How the Mind Reads.”

The problem is not bad reading habits engendered by smartphones, but bad education habits engendered by a misunderstanding of how the mind reads…

Current education practices show that reading comprehension is misunderstood. It’s treated like a general skill that can be applied with equal success to all texts. Rather, comprehension is intimately intertwined with knowledge.

Read more at How to Get Your Mind to Read – The New York Times

(h/t Karin Evans)

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