ERIC Number: ED403078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Mediated Learning in and Out of the Classroom.
Skuy, Mervyn, Ed.
Reuven Feuerstein's theory of Mediated Learning Experience was developed to explain individuals' different propensities for learning by linking those differences to an individual's exposure--through specific experiences--to his or her own culture, irrespective of its nature or level of conceptualization, technology, or institutionalized education. This manual defines the principles and applications of Feuerstein's theories of Structural Cognitive Modifiability and Mediated Learning Experience (MLE). The purposes of the book include encouraging autonomous learning, promoting the use of effective thinking skills, improving parenting, remediating cognitive dysfunctions, analyzing a student's cognitive strengths and weaknesses, and encouraging metacognition. Section 1 of the book explains the concepts of MLE, invites participatory learning, evaluates the effectiveness of a learning experience, and provides ideas for implementing MLE. Each of the 10 chapters begins with a symbol and definition for its specific criterion (such as "sharing" or "individuation") and contains an elaboration page to provide discussion of the criterion, an example page to provide applications of the criterion in and out of the classroom, and work pages to promote active participation. Section 2 of the book explains cognitive functions and dysfunctions, and the relationship among the input, elaboration, and output phases of thinking; demonstrates how a teacher might identify a student who is experiencing cognitive difficulties; provides strategies for overcoming cognitive difficulties; and links the strategies of remediation to Feuerstein's criteria. Each of these three chapters begins with a description page, a strategies page which provides suggestions for overcoming deficiencies, and work pages. Contains 21 references. (SD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Psychology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Learning Theories, Metacognition, Problem Solving, Thinking Skills
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Authoring Institution: Witwatersrand Univ. (South Africa).