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FACELAND
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Faceland Overview

FACELAND “Schools” help children build skill in facial recognition of emotion by:

  • Breaking concepts down into smaller pieces (clues)

  • Promoting clue acquisition via spaced repetition

  • Checking for understanding of clues using new examples

  • Combining clues for “part to whole” learning

  • Utilizing instruction that incorporates photos, mirror mimic sessions and varied interaction

FACELAND was designed and developed by Donna Stanger, 20 year teacher, educational software developer since 1979, and responsible for over 100 award winning programs from Edmark and Sunburst including Magic Slate, Muppet Slate, Thinking Things, Imagination Express,  Mighty Math, and the early learning “House” series (Bailey’s Book  House, etc.).

As Donna explains: “FACELAND is based on the belief that children who have not intuitively developed basic skills in facial recognition of emotions may gain these skills if we break down the information into smaller pieces, present these as clues, use proven pedagogy and methodology such as spaced repetition, checking for understanding, modeling, etc., and then offer engaging practice through games.  The hope is that with rich enough conceptual prototypes from practice (diversity of subjects), the recognition skills will transfer to real life situations for each child.”