In this unique collaboration, the authors bring to life the theory of mediated learning. Through numerous examples and scenarios from classrooms and museums, they show how mediated learning helps children to become more effective learners. Readers learn the steps in the process, including analyzing the child's problem, teaching the child to focus on the difficulty, and using the techniques of mediated learning to enable the child to overcome the learning challenge. This is the first book to present Feuerstein's groundbreaking work in accessible language with copious examples of practice. With this volume, educators and administrators will have a reliable and practical way to understand the place of mediated learning in today's schools.
About the Authors:
Reuven Feuerstein is a psychologist who chairs the International Center for the Enhancement of Learning Potential (ICELP) that he founded in 1993. He is the coauthor of Beyond Smarter: Mediated Learning and the Brain's Capacity for Change.
Ann Lewin-Benham founded and for 20 years directed the Capital Children's Museum in Washington, DC. She is the author of Possible Schools, Powerful Children; Infants and Toddlers at Work and Twelve Best Practices for Early Education. Daniel Feuerstein, who created the drawings featured in this book, illustrates children's books and educational tools.