Social Processes in Children's Learning
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Social Processes in Children's Learning by Paul Light
Book DescriptionThis book, first published in 2000, is about children's learning and problem-solving behaviour. It reflects the increasingly close integration seen in recent years between social and cognitive approaches to researching the learning process. In particular, Paul Light and Karen Littleton examine the ways in which interactions between children influence learning outcomes. They begin by placing this topic in a broad theoretical and empirical context and go on to present a substantial series of their own experimental studies, which focus on children of late primary and early secondary school age. These investigations address peer facilitation of problem solving, social comparison effects on learning and social context effects upon the interpretation of tasks. Many of the studies involve computer-based learning but the findings have implications both for classroom practice and the understanding of the learning process. This book will be a valuable tool for researchers, teachers and practitioners interested in the social processes of children's learning.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521593083
(228mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul Light
Social Processes in Children's Learning, Paperback (February 2000)
This book, first published in 2000, is an investigation of the social processes of children's learning (including computer-based learning) and problem-solving behaviour.
Growing Up in a Changing Society, Paperback (January 1991)
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Learning to Think, Paperback (January 1991)» View all books by Paul Light
A study in child psychology which presents a series of essays that examine how a child is initiated into shared cultural understanding through close relationships with parents and teachers, as well as siblings and peers.
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