Lecture by S. Krashen, October 21, 2016

Stephen Krashen, Professor Emeritus, School of Education, USC

Compelling Reading and Problem-Solving: The easy way (and the only way) to high levels of language, literacy and life competence

This presentation presents these hypotheses: We acquire language and develop literacy by understanding messages of great interest to us. We learn new concepts and facts by attempting to solve problems of great interest to us. Smart people don’t “study”: Instead, they read what interests them, and take great pleasure in working on “compelling” problems. But what is interesting to one person may not be interesting to others. School needs to understand this, and help students find and develop their own paths.
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Friday, October 21, 2016
3 – 5 pm
B-4 Dwinelle Hall