In this paper we investigate deaf individuals’ learning from both videos and written verbal material. We know from the literature that the hearing loss and the aural degraded linguistic input received since birth lead both signing and oral deaf individuals to a poor comprehension of the written language. Also, the visuo-spatial nature of sign languages, acquired since birth by signing deaf individuals, leads them to an improved ability in exploiting visual information. From such atypical cognitive functioning of deaf individuals, and from the theoretical implications of the mental model theory applied to comprehension and deep learning, we derive the following predictions: 1) deaf individuals differ from hearing individuals in learning by written verbal language, but not in learning by videos; 2) signing deaf individuals exploit the visual information conveyed by videos more than oral deaf individuals and hearing individuals. Our experiment on signing deaf individuals, oral deaf individuals, and a control group of hearing individuals, confirms our predictions.

Learning by Videos: Peculiarities of Being Deaf Individuals.

VENDRAME, Mara;CUTICA, Ilaria;BUCCIARELLI, Monica
2010

Abstract

In this paper we investigate deaf individuals’ learning from both videos and written verbal material. We know from the literature that the hearing loss and the aural degraded linguistic input received since birth lead both signing and oral deaf individuals to a poor comprehension of the written language. Also, the visuo-spatial nature of sign languages, acquired since birth by signing deaf individuals, leads them to an improved ability in exploiting visual information. From such atypical cognitive functioning of deaf individuals, and from the theoretical implications of the mental model theory applied to comprehension and deep learning, we derive the following predictions: 1) deaf individuals differ from hearing individuals in learning by written verbal language, but not in learning by videos; 2) signing deaf individuals exploit the visual information conveyed by videos more than oral deaf individuals and hearing individuals. Our experiment on signing deaf individuals, oral deaf individuals, and a control group of hearing individuals, confirms our predictions.
IASK International Conference on Teaching and Learning 2010.
Siviglia (Spagna)
29 Novembre - 1 Dicembre 2010
International Association for the Scientific Knowledge - Proceedings of the IASK International Conference on Teaching and Learning 2010
Pérez-Bustamante G., Phusavat K., Ferreira F.
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107
116
9789898295026
Oral deaf individuals; Signing deaf individuals; Video comprehension; Visual information; Written comprehension.
Vendrame M; Cutica I; Bucciarelli M.
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