Semantic reasoning is the process by which new words are learned and retrieved from one’s lexicon through the analysis of multiple images that convey various contexts of the word’s meaning. It’s a higher-level, critical thinking skill that students need to learn words deeply.
Rather than asking students to memorize complex language definitions that they do not always understand, they use Semantic Reasoning, a cognitive-educational approach we created, whereby students actively infer the meaning of words based on seeing multiple images of the word used in different contexts.
See our Tedx MashpeedED talk for more on Semantic Reasoning. Download the attached article on Semantic Reasoning written by Michael Milone.