Cognitive Modifiability and Mediated Learning

Dr. David Martin earned a BA from Yale, Ed.M and C.A.S. from Harvard, and Ph.D from Boston College. He has served as a teacher, school administrator, director of curriculum and instruction, professor of education, and dean of education (at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.) before joining the UMass/Boston faculty in 2001. He holds the title of Professor/Dean Emeritus from Gallaudet University. He has carried out teacher education in critical thinking since 1978, and is a proponent of the Mediated Learning model used by the followers of psychologist Reuven Feuerstein. He has published articles, books, and chapters in the areas of social studies education, educational leadership, teacher education, deaf education, and critical thinking. His published research in the field of critical thinking including DEVELOPING MINDS, ed. by Costa has focused on the effects of critical thinking strategies on the learner, and he has investigated those effects with special populations in the USA and several other countries.  Website:

We are happy to announce Dr. Martin will be speaking at our April conference via Skype.