Exploring Cognitive Development
The Child as Problem Solver
By (author) Alison F. Garton
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Exploring Cognitive Development by Alison F. Garton
Book DescriptionThis 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 author's own research into dyadic problem solving.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631234586
(230mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alison F. Garton
Learning to be Literate, Paperback (April 1998)» View all books by Alison F. Garton
The authors describe and explain the development of children's spoken and written languages and trace the process whereby literacy is achieved during the period from infancy to about the age of eight. This second revised edition includes updated and up to date theoretical and research material.
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Author Biography - Alison F. Garton
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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