Exploring Cognitive Development: The Child As Problem Solver (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Psychology - 160 pages
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This book uses the paradigm of the child as a problem solver to examine various theories of cognitive development.

  • Provides balanced coverage of a broad range of contemporary theories.

  • Focuses on collaborative tasks which are carried out with other children or adults.

  • Asks whether social interaction is the key to improvement in problem solving skills, or whether it is the skills and abilities that the child brings to the task that are paramount.

  • Draws on a wide range of research, including the authorís own research into dyadic problem solving.
  

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Contents

The Child as Problem Solver 1 INTRODUCTION
1
The Child as Problem Solver 2 THEORETICAL OVERVIEW
15
The Child as Problem Solver 3 STRATEGY USE AND LEARNING IN PROBLEM SOLVING
44
The Child as Problem Solver 4 SOCIAL PROBLEM SOLVING
69
The Child as Problem Solver 5 WHAT THE CHILD BRINGS TO THE TASK
96
The Child as Problem Solver 6 SUMMARY REVIEW AND IMPLICATIONS
120
The Child as Problem Solver References
129
The Child as Problem Solver Author Index
136
The Child as Problem Solver Subject Index
138
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About the author (2008)

Alison F. Garton is Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. She is the author of Learning to be Literate (Blackwell Publishing, Second Edition, 1998) and Social Interaction and the Development of Language and Cognition (1992), and the editor of Systems of Representation in Children (1993).

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