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ERIC Number: ED447918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Teaching Children Comparative Behaviour Using Mediational Techniques.
Seng, Seok-Hoon
Asserting that the ability to compare is basic to any cognitive process, this paper draws on Reuven Feuerstein's theory of mediated learning experience to guide teachers in encouraging the development of young students' spontaneous comparative abilities. Teachers are to provide students with concepts, labels, operations, and relationships to describe the similarities and differences among the stimuli they encounter. The teacher promotes students' feelings of independence and individuality by encouraging divergent responses and a flexibility in the use of attributes for comparison. The bulk of the paper is organized into two lessons for teachers: the importance and process of comparison; and mediating children's comparative activities. (EV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A