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.
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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
6. Rhetorical and Aesthetic Form: Poetry As Textual Art (Joan
7. Building On The Oral Tradition: How Story Composition and
Comprehension Develop (Anne Mckeough).
8. From Action To Writing: Modes of Representing and Knowing
Part II: Representation, Language, and Theory of
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
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.
13. RUM, PUM, and The Perspectival Relativity of Sortals (Josef
14. Mind, Memory, and Metacognition: The Role of Memory Span In
Children's Developing Understanding of The Mind (Thomas
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).