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Old 03-25-2006, 10:09 PM
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What is Cognitive Mediational Theory?

Boy...I thought I learned just about every type of learning theory, but I'm stumped here. Does anyone know what cognitive mediational theory is. Here's what I need to do for my ST unit plan: Building upon cognitive-mediational theories, what must I consider from basic learning theories to guide my planning and teaching. Maybe I'm reading too much into this? I'm aware of Piaget and Bandura, etc.


Old 03-26-2006, 12:35 AM
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This one was HARD to come up with...

In extremely rough terms, cognitive-mediational theories apparently propose that, other things being equal, our emotional reaction to an event depends on how we interpret or appraise it: in other words, how we feel about the event or the stimulus is mediated by how we interpret it. One such theory was developed by Richard Lazarus as cognitive-motivational-relational theory.

Here are some references:



Here's a longish article that's much more to the point about educational applications: http://www.aare.edu.au/00pap/sor00251.htm

cognitive, mediational, theory

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