Children's Thinking / Edition 3

Children's Thinking / Edition 3

by Robert S. Siegler
     
 

This book offers a unified account of major research findings and theories on the development of children's thinking from infancy to adolescence as well as the practical implications. The book examines the change processes of development, as well as the nature of the changes in language, perception, memory, conceptual understanding, and problem-solving that mark … See more details below

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This book offers a unified account of major research findings and theories on the development of children's thinking from infancy to adolescence as well as the practical implications. The book examines the change processes of development, as well as the nature of the changes in language, perception, memory, conceptual understanding, and problem-solving that mark cognitive development. Eight central themes presented in the first chapter integrate and unify the presentation. It examines emerging topics such as the possibility of multiple intelligences, the influence of the social environment on children's thinking, and the role of principles in guiding learning. It discusses how children learn reading, writing, and mathematical skills, and details the learning abilities of blind, deaf, gifted, and retarded children. It highlights the major theories of cognitive development; Piaget, neo-Piagetian, information-processing, sociocultural, theory-theory, connectionist, and multiple intelligences. This is a valuable book for any parent or professional who wishes or needs a greater understanding of the ways in which children — from infants to adolescents — learn and develop.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780133979107
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
08/05/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
411
Product dimensions:
6.98(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1An Introduction to Children's Thinking1
2Piaget's Theory of Development24
3Information-Processing Theories of Development63
4Perceptual Development101
5Language Development139
6Memory Development173
7Conceptual Development212
8Problem Solving247
9Development of Academic Skills282
10Conclusions for the Present: Challenges for the Future318
References352
Author Index393
Subject Index405

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