Where are they going wrong? Finding solutions to problems using the Mental Method Mode

Edwards-Leis, Christine E (2013) Where are they going wrong? Finding solutions to problems using the Mental Method Mode. In: James, Maria and Renowden, Jane and West-Burnham, John, (eds.) Rethinking the curriculum: embedding moral and spiritual growth in teaching and learning. Brown Dog Books & The Self Publishing Partnership, Bath, pp. 96-115. ISBN 9781903056424

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The contradictions and juxtapositions that arise for learners when they are bombarded with a cacophony of media in this postmodern world create an imperative for teachers to gain a better understanding of the way in which information is processed particularly in problem situations. Perspicacity of information processing can contribute to learner and teacher well-being by reducing anxiety and increasing confidence through ameliorating competence and self-knowledge. This chapter presents a discussion about the interplay between Mental Model Theory and soltions for moving learners forware when confronted with anxiety about their inability to solve problems. It advocates the use of the Mental Model Mode to create shared learning experiences underpinned by greater metacognitive awareness.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education; Curriculum; Quality of life; Pegagogy; Learning; Spiritual and moral development; Information processing; Problem solving
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
300 Social sciences > 371 Schools & their activities; special education
300 Social sciences > 375 Curricula
School/Department: School of Education, Theology and Leadership
Depositing User: Catherine O'Sullivan
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2014 11:51
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2014 11:51
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/659


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