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Social Processes in Children's Learning : Cambridge Studies in Cognitive and Perceptual Development (Hardcover) - Paul Light

Social Processes in Children's Learning

Cambridge Studies in Cognitive and Perceptual Development (Hardcover)

Hardcover Published: 13th February 2000
ISBN: 9780521593083
Number Of Pages: 142

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This book is about children's learning and problem-solving behaviour. It reflects the increasingly close integration seen in recent years between social and cognitive approaches to researching the learning process. In particular, Paul Light and Karen Littleton examine the ways in which interactions between children influence learning outcomes. They begin by placing this topic in a broad theoretical and empirical context and go on to present a substantial series of their own experimental studies, which focus on children of late primary and early secondary school age. These investigations address peer facilitation of problem solving, social comparison effects on learning and social context effects upon the interpretation of tasks. Many of the studies involve computer-based learning but the findings have implications both for classroom practice and the understanding of the learning process. This book will be a valuable tool for researchers, teachers and practitioners interested in the social processes of children's learning.

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"The studies presented and discussed have a gentle progession from the simple to the more complex, thus taking along the average reader. The material is compact and scholarly with helpful illustrations. It is well referenced and it is itself a very valuable reference on the impact of social interaction on learning in school age children." The Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review

List of figures
Peer interaction and learning: perspectives and starting points
Peers and puzzles: a first series of studies
Computers and learning
Pirates and honeymonsters: a second series of studies
Gender agendas
Social comparison and learning
Interaction and learning: rethinking the issues
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ISBN: 9780521593083
ISBN-10: 0521593085
Series: Cambridge Studies in Cognitive and Perceptual Development (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 142
Published: 13th February 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.34