Exploring Cognitive Development: The Child As Problem Solver / Edition 1

Exploring Cognitive Development: The Child As Problem Solver / Edition 1

by Alison F. Garton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631234586

ISBN-13: 9780631234586

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

This 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

Overview

This 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631234586
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Introduction:.

Problem Solving.

Social Explanations for Cognitive Change.

Change in the Context of Interactive/Collaborative Problem Solving.

Domain Specific Knowledge.

Children’s Potential to Change.

Theories of Mind.

The Way Forward.

2. Theoretical Overview:.

Piaget and Vygotsky: Is There Any Common Ground?.

Peer Interaction: Various Perspectives.

Implications for Piagetian and Vygotskian Theories.

Research on Collaboration: Beyond Social Interaction.

Sociocultural Theory.

Dynamic Systems.

Nature of the Problem to be Solved.

How Else Can Problem Solving be Described and Explained?.

3. Strategy Use And Learning In Problem Solving:.

Domains.

Domains as Constraints on Cognitive Development.

Innateness and Domain-Specificity.

Domains and the Social Environment.

Strategy Choice.

Learning New Strategies.

4. Social Problem Solving:.

Peer Interaction and Problem Solving: A Theoretical Conundrum.

Peer Interaction In the Classroom.

Peer Interaction and Adult-Child Interaction.

Theory of Mind and Problem Solving.

Self-regulation In Problem Solving.

Help Seeking In Problem Solving.

The Role of Talk In Collaborative Problem Solving.

Conclusion.

5. What The Child Brings To The Task:.

Readiness to Benefit From Interaction.

Cognitive Flexibility.

Friendship and Sociability.

Motivation to Collaborate.

6. Summary, Review And Implications:.

What and How Revisited.

Difficulties Yet to be Surmounted.

Implications.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index

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