Apprenticeship in Thinking
Cognitive Development in Social Context
By (author) Barbara Rogoff
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Apprenticeship in Thinking by Barbara Rogoff
Book DescriptionIn this book, the author explores the mental developmental of children. unlike Piaget, Rogoff sees learning as an apprenticeship - a social activity that is mediated by parents and peers who support and challenge the child's understanding and skills. The author examines the dynamic relationship between thinking processes and the cultural context, gathering evidence from various areas. By integrating available evidence and her own research, Rogoff provides a coherent and broadly based account of cognitive development in the sociocultural context. Written in a provocative and engaging style, the text is supplemented by forty photographs and original drawings by the author.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195070033
(235mm x 154mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 6-Feb-1992
Country of Publication: United States
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Cultural Nature of Human Development, Hardback (February 2003)
The Cultural Nature of Human Development presents an account of human development that looks at the differences and similarities among cultures. Rogoff focuses on how culture matters in human development. The volume examines multiple aspects of development.
Learning Together, Paperback (October 2002)
Illustrated with observations by participants, this book shows that children and adults learn by participating within a community of learners. Their experiences will speak to all those interested in school improvement and in how people learn through engaging together in activities of mutual interest.
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Drawing from Vygotsky and extending his work, the author examines the dynamic relationship between thinking processes and the cultural context, gathering evidence from various areas.
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Author Biography - Barbara Rogoff
Barbara Rogoff is currently Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of the Developmental Psychology Program at the University of Utah.
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