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Basic and Applied Perspectives on Learning, Cognition, and Development : The Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology, Volume 28 - Charles A. Nelson

Basic and Applied Perspectives on Learning, Cognition, and Development

The Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology, Volume 28

By: Charles A. Nelson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 12th November 1995
ISBN: 9780805818338
Number Of Pages: 256

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Although current views of cognitive development owe a great deal to Jean Piaget, this field has undergone profound change in the years since Piaget's death. This can be witnessed both in the influence connectionist and dynamical system models have exerted on theories of cognition and language, and in how basic work in cognitive development has begun to influence those who work in applied (e.g., educational) settings. This volume brings together an eclectic group of distinguished experts who collectively represent the full spectrum of basic to applied aspects of cognitive development.
This book begins with chapters on cognition and language that represent the current Zeitgeist in cognitive science approaches to cognitive development broadly defined. Following a brief commentary on this work, the next section turns to more applied issues. Although the focus here is on arithmetic learning, the research programs described have profound implications for virtually all aspects of education and learning. The last chapter views cognitive development from the perspective of ethology and evolutionary biology, and in so doing provides a theoretical perspective that is novel and in some ways, prescient: specifically, how can our views of cognition incorporate recent work in biology?

Prefacep. vii
Self-Organizing Processes In Learning to Learn Words Development is Not Inductionp. 1
Connectionism And Language Learningp. 33
Referencesp. 59
Inventing Arithmetic: Making Children's Intuition Work In Schoolp. 75
Learning Mathematics From Classroom Instruction Cross-Cultural And Experimental Perspectivesp. 103
Mathematics Achievement Of American Students: First In The World by the Year 2000?p. 131
Research and Reform for U.SMathematics Education What Counts?A Commentary On Stevenson, Stigler And Fernandez, and Resnickp. 151
An Evolutionary Approach To Cognition and Learningp. 175
The Evolution of Mind And Culture A Commentary On Charlesworthp. 219
Author Indexp. 233
Subject Indexp. 241
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ISBN: 9780805818338
ISBN-10: 0805818332
Series: Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology : Book 28
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 12th November 1995
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1

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