This is the second edition of a textbook that has met with enthusiastic acclaim since its publication in 1988. It explores in detail theories and discussions of how children think and learn. It also looks at the practical implications of research and acknowledges some of the difficult problems teachers face when trying to put theory and research into practice in the classroom.
- Discusses important new research in developmental psychology that has taken place since the first edition was published in 1988
- Provides an excellent resource for both psychology students and educationalists
- Includes substantially revised chapters on mathematics and classroom education
"Wood's treatment of these perplexing issues is straightforward. He does not burden readers with philosophical jargon, does not bore readers with esoteric details, and does not offer simplistic answers...Wood brings the analytic mind of a psychologist to his book without the cluttering style of academic psychologese which undergraduates generally abhor" Scott G. Paris, APA Review of Books
Introduction: From Pavlov to Piaget.
1. Images of Childhood and their Reflection in Teaching.
2. A Decade of Development.
3. Are there Stages of Development?.
4. Learning how to Think and Learn.
5. Language and Learning.
6. Making Sense.
7. The Literate Mind.
8. The Mathematical Mind.
9. Education and Educatability.
Series: Understanding Children's Worlds
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 6th March 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 228.09 x 154.69
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised