ERIC Number: ED390185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Mediated Learning Experience and Deaf Learners.
Martin, David S.
A classroom cognitive intervention model for adolescents and adults who are deaf is described. The model provides mediated learning experiences whereby a person assists the learner in interpreting experience and learning problem-solving strategies. The program, entitled instrumental enrichment (IE), is based on the following principles: IE uses a metacognitive approach in which students are given repeated opportunities to reflect on their own thinking processes; IE develops the prerequisites for learning; IE recognizes that representational and symbolic levels of thinking are appropriate expectations; IE provides a mechanism for transfer of cognitive skills by students to real-life and curricular situations; and IE postulates that it is never too late in the individual's life for modifying cognitive structure. Nine studies on the use of IE with learners who are deaf/hearing impaired are discussed. Studies indicate that students measurably improved in skills of reading comprehension, mathematical computation, problem-solving, and abstract thinking. (Contains 28 references.) (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Instrumental Enrichment
Note: Paper presented at the International Congress on Education of the Deaf (18th, Tel Aviv, Israel, July 16-20, 1995).