Professor Greenberg will discuss how teachers have used the Cognitive Education Advantage (CEA) approach to establish a shared vocabulary of cognitive and affective/motivational processes, (derived from Feuerstein’s work). Together, all members of the classroom learn how to support each other in determining which process each individual can adapt into a strategy to overcome a specific problem in learning. She will highlight the benefits of a shared vocabulary in furthering a collaborative atmosphere that leads to a deeper understanding of many learning strategies and the importance of choosing one process or another based on situational needs of subject matter and personal strengths and weaknesses.
About the speaker:
Professor Katherine Greenberg is the founder of the Cognitive Enrichment Advantage (CEA) educational approach. She has ten years of experience as a classroom teacher with children of all ages and levels of functioning. While completing her PhD in Special Education at Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University, she studied under Reuven Feuerstein, a renowned psychologist who developed the Theory of Mediated Learning. Later, she served as a Fullbright Research Scholar at Feuerstein’s Institute for the Enhancement of Learning Potential in Jerusalem, Israel. Based on Feuerstein’s theoretical work, Professor Greenberg’s CEA became one of 12 educational models funded by the Department of Education’s Follow Through, a program for early elemental education children in low-income families. She has consulted with educators in the U.S.A., Canada, Europe, and South America. She is Professor Emerita, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her most recent publication is Greenberg, K.H., Staples, C. & Marone, V. (2019). Mediated learning at play: Developing creative and strategic thinking through a card game. In Tan Oon-Seng, Chua Bee Leng, & Isabella Wong Yuen (Eds.) Advances in Mediated Learning Experience for 21st-century education: Competencies, Contexts and Culture.