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Cognitive Development Today

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

`At the end of the day, what is crucial is to enable educationalists to promote and apply their own metatheories and models of child development which they feel comfortable with and which enable children to develop. ... Peter Sutherland should be credited with making a significant contribution towards achieving this fundamental goal' - Educational Psychology in Practice
` ... this book deserves to become a classic in the field. Will appeal alike to academics and students in higher education, and to serving teachers- BPS: Educational Review Section
This book provides a general outline of the dominant schools of thought on cognitive development, with a focus on Piaget. His views are outlined and a range of critical responses and alternatives are detailed. The author examines the application of these schools of thought to teaching pre-school, primary and secondary children. Each chapter includes a summary and questions for discussion. The book concludes with a glossary of terms.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction
Summary
Questions for Dscussions
The Piagetian Legacy
Background
The Stages of Development
The Theory of Learning
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Further Reading
The Role of Language
The Relationship between Language and Thought
The Acquisition of the Home Language
Reading
Other Aspects of Language
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Further Reading
Vygotsky and the Vygotskians
Vygotsky Himself
Present-Day Vygotskians
Summary
Question for Discussion
Further Reading
The Behaviorist Reaction
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Further Reading
An Interventionist
Bruner: Summary
Questions for Discussion
Further Reading
Criticisms of Specific Aspects of Piaget's Work
Bryant, Donaldson and Others: Of the Sensorimotor Period by Bower and Butterworth
Of Concrete Operations by Bryant's School
Of Concrete Operation by Donaldson and her School
Of the Theory of Knowledge by Bryant and his School
The Lack of Individual Differences
The Social Critique of Schaffer and Hamlyn
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Further Reading
The Constructivist Movement
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Further Reading
Other Important Contemporary Schools
Alternatives to Piaget: The Information-Processing (IP) School
The Domain-Specific Viewpoint
The Structuralists
The Metacognitive Influence
The Nativists
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Further Reading
Loyal to the Founding Father
Fundamentalist, Post- and Neo-Piagetians
The Fundamentalist Piagetians
The Neo-Piagetians
The Post-Piagetians
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Further Reading
Where Are We Now in Cognitive Development? Summary
Questions for Discussion
General Implications of Theories of Cognitive Development for Teachers
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Further Reading
Feuerstein
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Further Reading
The Effect on Education of these Viewpoints
The National Curriculum
National Attainment Tests
Mixed-Stage/Mixed-Ability Teaching
The Secondary Teacher
The Junior Teacher
The Nursery and Infant Teacher
The Special-Needs Teacher
The Primary Science Teacher
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Further Reading
Teaching Mathematics
Pre-School Studies
American Studies of Primary Children
British Studies of Primary-School Children
Sutherland's Studies of Primary Children with Difficulties in Maths
The Role of the Learning-Support Teacher
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Further Reading
The Secondary Teacher
English
Science
Geography
History
Religious Studies
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Further Reading
Moral Development
Piaget's Original Ideas
Kohlberg's Development of Piaget's Ideas
Values Education
Conclusions
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Further Reading

Pressestimmen

`At the end of the day, what is crucial is to enable educationalists to promote and apply their own metatheories and models of child development which they feel comfortable with and which enable children to develop. ... Peter Sutherland should be credited with making a significant contribution towards achieving this fundamental goal.' - Educational Psychology in Practice
` ... this book deserves to become a classic in the field. Will appeal alike to academics and students in higher education, and to serving teachers- BPS: Educational Review Section
EAN: 9781853961335
ISBN: 1853961337
Untertitel: Piaget and His Critics. 1:B&W 5. 5 x 8. 5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Sage Publications UK
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2000
Seitenanzahl: 220 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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