What is Mediated Learning?
Our team uses a technique called Mediated Learning. This involves using human intervention (e.g. a teacher, parent, carer, peer - a mediator) to select, focus and organise information and stimuli for the benefit of a student.
With time and practice, Mediated Learning can enable a student to learn new behaviour patterns and strategies.
These become important ingredients in an individual's ability to think independently about objects and events in the world, and to respond appropriately and effectively.
Global research projects have demonstrated that Mediated Learning is an effective and powerful learning technique.
How does it work?
Simply put, the brain is like a muscle and can be modified if 'exercised' and trained regularly and appropriately. By training the brain to use well-structured thought processes, students can improve their:
Analytical thinking and problem solving
Social and emotional awareness including developing empathy and preventing conflict
Concentration and attention
Fine and gross motor skills
Who can benefit?
Everyone has the potential to improve their ability to learn, regardless of background or genetic makeup, and everyone can benefit from our approach. It is, however, particularly beneficial for:
Children and adults with learning difficulties or emotional problems in mainstream or special settings
Disadvantaged children and adults struggling to achieve their potential due to socioeconomic situations
Children and adolescents who are gifted and talented
These skills can be applied throughout all aspects of life helping to accelerate learning, prompt effective responses to situations, improve confidence and increase independence.