ERIC Number: ED382628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
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University/School Partnerships in Research and Service: The Cognitive Enrichment Network National Follow through Educational Model (COGNET).
Greenberg, Katherine H.; And Others
The Cognitive Enrichment Network Educational Program (COGNET) establishes a framework through which teaching staff, parents, and others work together to help at-risk children succeed in school and become effective, independent life-long learners. The model can be used for at-risk and underachieving students aged 4 through 12 in regular and special education. The COGNET program is based in Fueuerstein's theory of mediated learning experience and builds on the belief that children learn how to learn in a social context involving mediated learning experiences. COGNET aims to: (1) provide insight into 10 building blocks of thinking and 8 tools of independent learning; (2) create an atmosphere in which all children are expected to learn and are respected; (3) engender a love for active learning; and (4) develop a network to enable parents, educators, health providers, and social workers to give one another mutual support. Since 1988 numerous studies have provided evidence concerning the positive impact of COGNET on academic achievement and parent involvement. Twelve figures and three tables present achievement data. (Contains 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Cognitive Enrichment Network; Mediated Learning Experience
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Nashville, TN, November 8-10, 1994).