A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE COGNET/CEA MODEL
(Cognitive Enrichment Network Education Model or currently
Cognitive Enrichment Advantage)
- Developed by Katherine Greenberg in 1984
- Goal of the model is to teach all learners how to think and learn. Learners who understand how they think and learn are able to develop personal learning strategies that can help them cope with any new learning situation.
- The vision when using the model is to help learners become effective, independent, lifelong learners who are able to adapt to an ever- changing world, to make good decisions about their relationships with the world and to make this world a better place.
- The theories of Feuerstein, Piaget, Vygotsky and others have greatly influenced COGNET/CEA.
- COGNET/CEA promotes the explicit use of a shared vocabulary about 12 Building Blocks of Thinking and 8 Tools of Learning.
- The Building Blocks of Thinking with their focus on cognitive processes foster effective thinking. The Tools of Learning focus on learners’ feelings about and commitment and attitude toward learning. Click here for a more detailed overview.