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The child as thinker : the development and acquisition of cognition in childhood, Sara Meadows

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The child as thinker : the development and acquisition of cognition in childhood
Title
The child as thinker
Title remainder
the development and acquisition of cognition in childhood
Statement of responsibility
Sara Meadows
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This second edition of The Child as Thinker has been thoroughly revised and updated to provide an informed and accessible overview of the varied and extensive literature on children's cognition. Both theory and research data are critically examined and educational implications are discussed. After a brief discussion of the nature and subject of cognition, Sara Meadows reviews children's thinking in detail. She discusses the ways children remember and organise information in general, the acquisition of skills such as reading, writing and arithmetic, and the development of more complex reasoning as children grow to maturity. As well as studies that typically describe a generalised child, the book also reviews some of the main areas relevant to individual differences in normal cognitive development, and critically examines three major models of cognitive development. In outlining the work of Piaget, information-processing accounts and neo-Vygotskian theories, she also evaluates their different explanations of cognitive development and their implications for education. Finally, the book examines biological and social factors that may be involved in normal and suboptimal cognitive development. Sara Meadows provides an important review of the crucial issues involved in understanding cognitive development and of the new data and models that have emerged in the last few years. This book brings together areas and approaches that have hitherto been independent, and examines their strengths and weaknesses. The Child as Thinker will be required reading for all students of cognitive development and psychology." -- Publisher description
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Meadows, Sara
Dewey number
155.413
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Child psychology
  • Human information processing in children
  • Cognition in children
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The child as thinker : the development and acquisition of cognition in childhood, Sara Meadows
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Publication
Note
Previously pub. 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Descriptive studies of children's cognitive skills and knowledge -- 3. Individual differences in cognitive development -- 4. Models of cognition in childhood: metaphors, achievements and problems -- 5. Causes of change and variation in cognitive development -- 6. Teaching thinking -- 7. Questions, problems - and possibilities
Control code
000028567325
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
617 p.
Isbn
9781841695112
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005027572
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The child as thinker : the development and acquisition of cognition in childhood, Sara Meadows
Publication
Note
Previously pub. 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Descriptive studies of children's cognitive skills and knowledge -- 3. Individual differences in cognitive development -- 4. Models of cognition in childhood: metaphors, achievements and problems -- 5. Causes of change and variation in cognitive development -- 6. Teaching thinking -- 7. Questions, problems - and possibilities
Control code
000028567325
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
617 p.
Isbn
9781841695112
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005027572
Other physical details
ill.

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