Mediated learning nurtures real learning in the classroom. It goes beyond simply being a facilitator. The facilitator may make things happen in the classroom, but a mediator assists students to make things happen for themselves in the classroom. When the students are given the opportunity to arrive at the answer, they feel a sense of accomplishment and are more likely to remember it.
Mediation means “allowing” the learning to happen:
- Enabling students to think.
- Assisting the students in finding their own answers.
- Ensuring important connections for the learner.
To learn more about this topic, watch the following PD 360 video segment (Provide Experience Through Mediated Learning). Use your PD 360 log in and password to access the segment. If you do not have a log in, you can follow the same link for access.