Attending to attentionality
"Attention is the fundamental building block of how humans think," Rheingold says. Targeting attention as a literacy skill, categorizing kinds of attention, explicit teaching of attention—these are compelling ideas, especially as classroom teachers work to help their students understand comprehension.
If attention is where comprehension begins—and in a 6-stage developmental model of visual literacy I've been working on, motivation or "willingness to look," is the lowest level—then I am eager to read more about it and hear what others are thinking about this topic.
This is a very useful collection.
Thank you, Elyse.