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Bridging learning : unlocking cognitive potential in and out of the classroom / Mandia Mentis ... [et al.].

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2009
Imprint:
2nd ed. - Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin, c2009.
Format:
  • Book
  • xvii, 128 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-124) and index.
Contents:
  • Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction 1. Organization Organization: What, Why, When, and Where? Bridging Organization to Formal Learning Concepts Bridging Organization to Informal Learning Concepts Application of Organization: Energy Efforts Feuerstein's Theory in Mediating Organization 2. Comparisons Comparisons: What, Why, When, and Where? Bridging Comparisons to Formal Learning Contexts Bridging Comparisons to Informal Learning Contexts Application of Comparison: Cyber Counseling Feuerstein's Theory in Mediating Comparison 3. Categorization Categorization: What, Why, When, and Where? Bridging Categorization to Formal Learning Contexts Bridging Categorization to Informal Learning Contexts Application of Categorization: Toys and Tots Feuerstein's Theory in Mediating Categorization 4. Relational Orientation in Space Relational Orientation in Space: What, Why, When, and Where? Bridging Relational Orientation in Space to Formal Learning Contexts Bridging Relational Orientation in Space to Informal Learning Contexts Application of Relational Orientation in Space: Family Feuds Feuerstein's Theory in Mediating Relational Orientation in Space 5. Cardinal Orientation in Space Cardinal Orientation in Space: What, Why, When, and Where? Bridging Cardinal Orientation in Space to Formal Learning Contexts Bridging Cardinal Orientation in Space to Informal Learning Contexts Application of Cardinal Orientation in Space: Cultural Compass Feuerstein's Theory in Mediating Cardinal Orientation in Space 6. Analysis and Synthesis Analysis and Synthesis: What, Why, When, and Where? Bridging Analysis and Synthesis to Formal Learning Contexts Bridging Analysis and Synthesis to Informal Learning Contexts Application of Analysis and Synthesis: Think Global, Act Local Feuerstein's Theory in Mediating Analysis and Synthesis 7. Problem Solving Problem Solving: What, Why, When, and Where? Bridging Problem Solving to Formal Learning Contexts Bridging Problem Solving to Informal Learning Contexts Application of Problem Solving: Cyber Bullies and Suicide Scripts Feuerstein's Theory in Mediating Problem Solving 8. Relationships Relationships: What, Why, When, and Where? Bridging Relationships to Formal Learning Contexts Bridging Relationships to Formal Learning Contexts Application of Relationships: Relatives and Relations Feuerstein's Theory in Mediating Relationships 9. Temporal Concepts Temporal Concepts: What, Why, When, and Where? Bridging Temporal Concepts to Formal Learning Contexts Bridging Temporal Concepts to Informal Learning Contexts Application of Temporal Concepts: Slow and Steady Feuerstein's Theory in Mediating Temporal Concepts 10. Instructions Instructions: What, Why, When, and Where? Bridging Instructions to Formal Learning Contexts Bridging Instructions to Informal Learning Contexts Application of Instructions: Implied Instruction Feuerstein's Theory in Mediating Instructions 11. Progressions Progressions: What, Why, When, and Where? Bridging Progressions to Formal Learning Contexts Bridging Progressions to Informal Learning Contexts Application of Progressions: Cultural Constants and Continuities Feuerstein's Theory in Mediating Progressions 12. Transitive Relations Transitive Relations: What, Why, When, and Where? Bridging Transitive Relations to Formal Learning Contexts Bridging Transitive Relations to Informal Learning Contexts Application of Transitive Relations: Global Greed Feuerstein's Theory in Mediating Transitive Relations 13. Syllogisms Syllogisms: What, Why, When, and Where? Bridging Syllogisms to Formal Learning Contexts Bridging Syllogisms to Informal Learning Contexts Application of Syllogisms: Silly Syllogism Feuerstein's Theory in Mediating Syllogisms 14. Scaffolding Scaffolding: What, Why, When, and Where? Bridging Scaffolding to Formal Learning Contexts Bridging Scaffolding to Informal Learning Contexts Application of Scaffolding: Project Planning Feuerstein's Theory in Mediating Scaffolding Appendix A: 12 Criteria of a Mediated Learning Experience (MLE) Appendix B: Cognitive Functions and Dysfunctions Appendix C: Cognitive Map Glossary References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
'This book seamlessly blends theory with practical, real-life applications and activities that can be completed quickly and easily in both school and home settings. This encourages a partnership between all stakeholders to help students succeed' - Betty Brandenburg Yundt, Sixth-Grade Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, Walker Intermediate School, Fort Knox, KY. 'Using real-world examples and applications, this book makes cognitive psychology and cognitive education accessible to all who work with children and other learners. I immediately felt more confident in applying my new thinking and understanding to my practice' - Wendy Holley, School Psychologist, Bend-La Pine School District, OR. Based on Instrumental Enrichment (IE), a cognitive education approach pioneered by internationally renowned psychologist and child development expert Reuven Feuerstein, this updated volume provides practitioners with much-needed techniques to develop students' thinking skills and 'bridge' these skills to the home and community. This user-friendly book outlines fourteen core thinking skills that increase students' cognitive capacity, including organization, comparison, categorization, and problem solving. The authors demonstrate how teachers can mediate learning in the classroom and help parents, social workers, counsellors, and other adults who work with youth to extend learning beyond the classroom. Each chapter features: an introduction to and description of a specific skill; examples and applications for formal and informal learning contexts; an outline of how the skill aligns with Feuerstein's theories of Mediated Learning and Cognitive Modifiability. Expanded to include an overview of many IE-related research studies and quotes to stimulate reflection on each skill, this second edition of "Bridging Learning" is a dynamic resource for creative educators dedicated to enhancing thinking skills in all learners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Contributor:
Mentis, M. T.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9781412969949
1412969948
9781412969956
1412969956

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