The Child as Thinker: The Development and Acquisition of Cognition in Childhood

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Taylor & Francis, 1993 - FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - 473 pages
Discusses the way children remember and organize information in general, the acquisition of skills such as reading, writing and arithmetic, and the development of more complex reasoning as children grow to maturity. Also reviews some of the main areas relevant to individual differences in normal cognitive development, and examines three major models of cognitive developemnt.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Descriptive studies of childrens cognitive skills and knowledge
5
READING
6
Development in reading processes
10
Learning to read in a literate environment
15
Skills and stages in learning to read
17
The teaching of reading
21
Understanding what you read
22
Developmental changes in knowledge?
60
Summary
62
Memory for events in childhood
63
CHILDRENS REASONING
67
Childrens analogical reasoning
69
CHILDRENS USE OF METAPHORS
74
METACOGNITION
78
TRANSFER
81

Understanding the structure of a text
24
WRITING
27
Maths
35
MEMORY
49
Developmental changes in basic memory capacities?
50
Developmental changes in memory strategies?
54
metamemory?
57
PROBLEMSOLVING
87
CHILDRENS MUSICAL COGNITION
92
CHILDRENS DRAWINGS
94
CHILDRENS SPATIAL COGNITION
97
CHILDRENS USE OF CONCEPTS
101
CHILDRENS CONCEPTS OF THIS THAT AND THE OTHER
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