Enhancing text comprehension through watching TV

Journal title CADMO
Author/s Lucia Lumbelli, Gisella Paoletti, Maurizio Boscarol
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2018/2 Language English
Pages 13 P. 65-77 File size 181 KB
DOI 10.3280/CAD2018-002005
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The purpose of this experimental research was to analyze the possibility of stimulating student text comprehension through a guided exploration of an amusing TV cartoon that is also difficult to be fully comprehended, using the attractiveness of dynamic images as a resource for improving text compre hension. 38 students of an Italian Secondary School participated to the study. They were 15 years old on average. A group of 19 student received a training for processing the cartoon comprehension difficulties, and was helped in detecting and making the required bridging inferences. A multimedia comprehension post test verified a significant difference between the two groups. The educational implications of the research concern the possibility of using interesting and motivating material for the enhancing text comprehension . The educational treatment performed gave the students the opportunity to acquire a special learning strategy that consists of consciously making the processes that good comprehenders of both written text and audiovisual narratives automatically and correctly are used to make.

Keywords: Text comprehension; TV comprehension; bridging inferences; multimedia; educational strategy.

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Lucia Lumbelli, Gisella Paoletti, Maurizio Boscarol, Enhancing text comprehension through watching TV in "CADMO" 2/2018, pp 65-77, DOI: 10.3280/CAD2018-002005