Leonardo
Volume 48, Issue 1
February 2015

112 pages
ISSN 0024-094X
E-ISSN 1530-9282

General Articles

Synesthesia: From Cross-Modal to Modality-Free Learning and Knowledge

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Article PDF (1.57 MB)
Abstract

In an integrated view of perception and action, learning involves all the senses, their interaction and cross-modality, rather than multi-modality alone. This can be referred to as synesthetic enactive perception, which forms the basis for more abstract, modality-free knowledge and a potential underpinning for innovative learning design. The authors explore this mode of learning in two case studies: The first focuses on children in Montessori preschools and the second on MEDIATE, an interactive space designed for children on the autistic spectrum that offers a “whole-body” engagement with the world.

Roy Williams (researcher, educator), Department of Mathematics, University of Portsmouth, PO1 3HF, U.K. Email: roytwilliams@gmail.com.

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