ERIC Number: ED225968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
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Verbal Cues & Mediation Training: A Strategy for Teaching Motor and Cognitive Skills.
Semple, Patrice M.; Semple, Edward E., Jr.
Through the years, motor skills have been taught by having students practice motor responses as the teacher verbally cued and corrected them. This teaching strategy may work in the long run, but it costs teachers an enormous amount of unnecessary time. Verbal cues and mediation training comprise a short cut process that allows for quicker learning and longer retention of skills. The nine steps to the verbal cues and mediation training process are: (1) task analysis; (2) preparation; (3) introduction of the skill; (4) demonstration; (5) student talk-teacher (students talk teachers through the skill); (6)student talk-student (students talk other students through the skill); (7) questions; (8) practice; and (9) review. These same processes apply to other cognitive learning besides motor skill learning. Research indicates that use of the verbal cues and mediation training process increases motor and cognitive skill achievement when compared to traditional teaching of the same skills. Additional large scale research on this process needs to be completed to determine the strength and validity of the method. (CJ)
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