ERIC Number: ED253006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Cognitive Developmental Approach to Social Problem Management.
Watts, Walter J.
The paper reviews L. Kohlberg's theory of moral reasoning and its relationship to cognitive development of children. R. Feuerstein's theories of mediated learning experience (MLE) are reviewed, and remediation for individuals deficient in cognitive functions is addressed. The paper notes the existence of deficient cognitive functions, specifically nine deficiences: (1) inferential, hypothetical thinking; (2) use of logical evidence; (3) experiencing and subsequently defining the problem; (4) conservation of constancies across variations; (5) capacity for considering two sources of information at once; (6) use of summative behavior; (7) projection of relationships between objects and/or events; (8) use of spontaneous comparative behavior; and (9) use of relevant as opposed to irrelevant cues in problem definition. Analysis is presented of rank ordering of the cognitive functions at various levels of moral reasoning according to preceived level of comprehensiveness manifested in mental processing. Interim results of a pilot study of the effects of Instrumental Enrichment teaching to a class of upper elementary special education and learning disabled students are cited. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Feuerstein (Reuven); Kohlberg (Lawrence); Mediated Instruction; Moral Reasoning
Note: Paper presented at the International Congress of the Association Espanola para la Educacion Especial (3rd, Madrid, Spain, April 25-27, 1984).