Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Mediated Learning Experience: Questions to Enhance Cognitive Development of Young Children

Buy Article:

$24.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

Mediated learning experience (MLE) stresses that the quality of interaction between the child and the environment via a human mediator plays a pivotal role in the cognitive development of the individual. Feuerstein's theory of structural cognitive modifiability posited that humans have the propensity to change the structure of their cognitive functioning. Therefore, teachers and practitioners can intervene early during early childhood to potentially enhance cognition functions of young children, which will prepare them for successful adaptation to the rapidly changing environment. This article rides on the theoretical underpinnings of Feuerstein's theory of MLE to elaborate appropriate use of questions to enhance cognitive development during early childhood. Essentially, appropriate conditions foster the mediation of intentionality and reciprocity, meaning, and transcendence, the three parameters necessary for mediated interaction to take place and questions are used to mediate the parameters as we scaffold through teacher–student interactions.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT; EARLY CHILDHOOD; MEDIATED LEARNING; QUESTIONS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2017

More about this publication?
  • The Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology is no longer available to subscribers on Ingenta Connect. Please go to http://connect.springerpub.com/content/sgrjcep to access your online subscription to Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology.
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more