Mediated Learning Experience and Cognitive Modifiability

Tzuriel, D.

The focus of this article is on the effects of mediated learning experience (MLE) interactions on children's cognitive modifiability. In this article, I discuss the MLE theory, and selected research findings demonstrating the impact of MLE strategies in facilitating cognitive modifiability. Research findings derive from mother-child interactions, peer-mediation and cognitive education programs. Mediation for transcendence(expanding) was found consistently as the most powerful strategy predicting cognitive modifiability and distal factors in samples of children with learning difficulties directly predict cognitive modifiability. Findings of peer-mediation studies indicate that children in experimental groups participating in the Peer Mediation with Young Children program showed better mediational teaching style and higher cognitive modifiability
than children in control groups. Application of dynamic assessment as a central evaluation method reveals that the contribution of the cognitive education program was not
simply supporting the development of a particular skill practiced during the program; it also involved teaching children how to benefit from mediation in a different setting
and consequently improve their cognitive performance across other domains

Tzuriel, D. (2013)

Mediated Learning Experience and Cognitive Modifiability. Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology 12(1), 59-80


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