The Developing Child in the 21st Century / Edition 1

The Developing Child in the 21st Century / Edition 1

by Sandra Smidt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415385695

ISBN-13: 9780415385695

Pub. Date: 09/28/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Taking a child-centred view of education and learning, this multidisciplinary exploration of childhood shows how children make sense of the world through everything they come into contact with, and all their interactions. The book takes a broad assessment of all children’s roles and experiences, covering a diverse range of topics

Overview

Taking a child-centred view of education and learning, this multidisciplinary exploration of childhood shows how children make sense of the world through everything they come into contact with, and all their interactions. The book takes a broad assessment of all children’s roles and experiences, covering a diverse range of topics including:

  • global and historical childhoods
  • the child as meaning-maker and active learner
  • learning in the context of family, culture, group, society
  • representing and re-representing the world
  • the development of symbolic representation
  • the child and culture
  • understanding roles, identity, race and gender
  • making sense of science and technology
  • brain functions and development.

Sandra Smidt depicts children as symbol users, role-players, investigators and creative thinkers, and follows children's progress in forming their understanding of their environment, asking questions about it, and expressing it through music, dance, art and constructive play.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415385695
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Children and Childhoods 2. The Child as Meaning Maker 3. The Child as Social Constructor 4. The child as Creative Thinker 5. The Child as Symbol User and Symbol Weaver 6. The Child in Culture 7. The Child as Role-Maker 8. The Child as Investigator 9. More than Neurones

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