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Minds in the Making : Essays in Honour of David R. Olson - Janet Wilde Astington

Minds in the Making

Essays in Honour of David R. Olson

By: Janet Wilde Astington (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 5th July 2000
ISBN: 9780631218050
Number Of Pages: 320

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This collection of essays presents two complementary perspectives on the development of children's minds: one considering the role of society in the construction of the mind, the second showing how the mind constructs itself during the course of cognitive growth.Inspired by the lifetime's work of David Olson, one of the world's most distinguished educational psychologists, Minds in the Making reviews the literature supporting these two positions, proposes new directions and provides a comprehensive overview of the field.With contributions by some of the leading experts in the field, this carefully crafted collection of essays has been rigorously edited by Janet Wilde Astington to ensure that they are thoroughly accessible and cohesive. Minds in the Making will be welcomed as an inspiring teaching volume and as an important contribution to research into both cultural and cognitive theories of mind.

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

List of Contributors.


Foreword (Jerome Bruner).

1. Constructivist To The Core: An Introduction To The Volume (Janet Wilde Astington).

Part I: Meaning Making, Literacy, and Culture.

2. The Sociability of Meaning: Olson's Interpretive Community (Carol Fleisher Feldman).

3. Making Up My Mind: Learning The Culture of Olson and OISE (Penelope G. Vinden).

4. Literacy As Symbolic Space (Jens Brockmeier).

5. Cognition and The Lexicon In The Environment of Texts (Rita Watson).

6. Rhetorical and Aesthetic Form: Poetry As Textual Art (Joan Peskin).

7. Building On The Oral Tradition: How Story Composition and Comprehension Develop (Anne Mckeough).

8. From Action To Writing: Modes of Representing and Knowing (Gordon Wells).

Part II: Representation, Language, and Theory of Mind.

9. Minds In The (Re)Making: Imitation and The Dialectic of Representation (Philip David Zelazo).

10. Content and The Representation of Belief and Desire (Robin N. Campbell).

11. Lying As Doing Deceptive Things With Words: A Speech Act Theoretical Perspective (Kang Lee).

12. Internal and External Notions of Metarepresentation: A Developmental Perspective (Deepthi Kamawar & Bruce D. Homer).

13. RUM, PUM, and The Perspectival Relativity of Sortals (Josef Perner).

14. Mind, Memory, and Metacognition: The Role of Memory Span In Children's Developing Understanding of The Mind (Thomas Keenan).

15. Nonverbal Theory of Mind: is it Important, is it Implicit, is it Simulation, is it Relevant to Autism (Ted Ruffman).

16. Language and Metalanguage In Children's Understanding of Mind (Janet Wilde Astington).

Afterword (Angela Hildyard & Nancy Torrance).

Name Index.

Subject Index.

ISBN: 9780631218050
ISBN-10: 063121805X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 5th July 2000
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.96 x 17.09  x 2.85
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 1

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