Children's Minds

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Author: Margaret Donaldson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0006861229

Category: Byzantine Empire

Page: 156

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Margaret Donaldson's seminal work on child development, first published in 1978, has become a classic inquiry into the nature of human thought.

Engaging Children's Minds

The Project Approach

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Author: Lilian Katz,Sylvia C. Chard

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567505009

Category: Education

Page: 215

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Presents an introduction to the Project Approach to teaching children from preschool through the primary grades.

Awakening Children's Minds

How Parents and Teachers Can Make a Difference

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Author: Laura E. Berk

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195171556

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Based on the most recent contemporary research, this is a wide-ranging and practical guide to parenthood and early childhood education. 7 halftones.

The War for Children's Minds

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Author: Stephen Law

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113418266X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Engaging Children's Minds: The Project Approach, 3rd Edition

The Project Approach

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Author: Lilian G. Katz,Sylvia C. Chard,Yvonne Kogan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 144082844X

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Now in its third edition, this book shows teachers how to incorporate the Project Approach into early childhood and elementary curricula, engaging children intellectually and heightening their capacities for thinking, hypothesizing, reasoning, and expressing their natural curiosity. • Presents the philosophical, theoretical, and research bases of project work that serve to explain how the Project Approach enables children to make better, more in-depth and accurate sense of their experiences and phenomena in their everyday environment • Includes descriptions of numerous projects implemented with children in a wide variety of settings to guide teachers through developing their own successful projects with children • Provides a comprehensively updated new edition of the well-known standard book on the Project Approach

Children's Minds

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Author: Margaret C. Donaldson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780856647598

Category: Child development

Page: 156

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Failure to Connect

How Computers Affect Our Children's Minds--For Better and Worse

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Author: Jane M. Healy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684865203

Category: Education

Page: 352

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In this comprehensive, practical, and unsettling look at computers in children's lives, Jane M. Healy, Ph.D., questions whether computers are really helping or harming children's development. Once a bedazzled enthusiast of educational computing but now a troubled skeptic, Dr. Healy examines the advantages and drawbacks of computer use for kids at home and school, exploring its effects on children's health, creativity, brain development, and social and emotional growth. Today, the Federal Government allocates scarce educational funding to wire every classroom to the Internet, software companies churn out "educational" computer programs even for preschoolers, and school administrators cut funding and space for books, the arts, and physical education to make room for new computer hardware. It is past the time to address these issues. Many parents and even some educators have been sold on the idea that computer literacy is as important as reading and math. Those who haven't hopped on the techno bandwagon are left wondering whether they are shortchanging their children's education or their students' futures. Few people stop to consider that computers, used incorrectly, may do far more harm than good. New technologies can be valuable educational tools when used in age-appropriate ways by properly trained teachers. But too often schools budget insufficiently for teacher training and technical support. Likewise, studies suggest that few parents know how to properly assist children's computer learning; much computer time at home may be wasted time, drawing children away from other developmentally important activities such as reading, hobbies, or creative play. Moreover, Dr. Healy finds that much so-called learning software is more "edutainment" than educational, teaching students more about impulsively pointing and clicking for some trivial goal than about how to think, to communicate, to imagine, or to solve problems. Some software, used without careful supervision, may also have the potential to interrupt a child's internal motivation to learn. Failure to Connect is the first book to link children's technology use to important new findings about stages of child development and brain maturation, which are clearly explained throughout. It illustrates, through dozens of concrete examples and guidelines, how computers can be used successfully with children of different age groups as supplements to classroom curricula, as research tools, or in family projects. Dr. Healy issues strong warnings, however, against too early computer use, recommending little or no exposure before age seven, when the brain is primed to take on more abstract challenges. She also lists resources for reliable reviews of child-oriented software, suggests questions parents should ask when their children are using computers in school, and discusses when and how to manage computer use at home. Finally, she offers a thoughtful look at the question of which skills today's children will really need for success in a technological future -- and how they may best acquire them. Based on years of research into learning and hundreds of hours of interviews and observations with school administrators, teachers, parents, and students, Failure to Connect is a timely and eye-opening examination of the central questions we must confront as technology increasingly influences the way we educate our children.

The Philosophical Baby

What Children's Minds Tell Us about Truth, Love & the Meaning of Life

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Author: Alison Gopnik

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446483649

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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For most of us, having a baby is the most profound, intense, and fascinating experience of our lives. Now scientists and philosophers are starting to appreciate babies, too. The last decade has witnessed a revolution in our understanding of infants and young children. Scientists used to believe that babies were irrational, and that their thinking and experience were limited. Recently, they have discovered that babies learn more, create more, care more, and experience more than we could ever have imagined. And there is good reason to believe that babies are actually cleverer, more thoughtful, and even more conscious than adults. This new science holds answers to some of the deepest and oldest questions about what it means to be human. A new baby's captivated gaze at her mother's face lays the foundations for love and morality. A toddler's unstoppable explorations of his playpen hold the key to scientific discovery. A three-year-old's wild make-believe explains how we can imagine the future, write novels, and invent new technologies. Alison Gopnik - a leading psychologist and philosopher, as well as a mother - explains the groundbreaking new psychological, neuroscientific, and philosophical developments in our understanding of very young children, transforming our understanding of how babies see the world, and in turn promoting a deeper appreciation for the role of parents.

Children's Minds, Talking Rabbits & Clockwork Oranges

Essays on Education

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Author: Kieran Egan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807738078

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Egan reviews matters as far-ranging as the oral foundations of education and the arts as "basics" required for education, to what he terms "the curriculum wars" and issues in educational research.

Engaging Children's Minds

The Project Approach

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Author: Lilian G. Katz,Sylvia C. Chard,Yvonne Kogan

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9781440828720

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Why has the Project Approach proven to be so successful for engaging young children intellectually and supporting their capacities to think, predict, hypothesize, reason, and express their natural curiosity? Simply put, because project work provides meaningful contexts in which young learners can readily apply and grasp the usefulness of their growing academic skills. This book provides a brief history and overview of the Project Approach and a thorough explanation of how to implement this method for best effect in a wide range of educational contexts. Intended for those who work with young children as well as caregivers and students in training to do so, readers will understand how to apply this approach in order to gain the interest of children and facilitate their mental growth. The book's chapters articulate the process and benefits of the project approach, identify and detail the three typical phases of project work, and provide specific suggestions for implementing each stage. The importance of documentation of the children's work to record the story of their investigation and findings is also discussed.

Inside Children's Minds

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Author: Valerie Yule

Publisher: Bookpal

ISBN: 9781742844299

Category: Education

Page: 484

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The stories in this book show the world as children see it, and how they can imagine things they cannot see - a world of work and play, fairy-tales and space adventures, success and failure, war and ways of living. The differences between the stories told by fortunate children and those who are disadvantaged reveal the impact on the imagination of a child of stresses, in economic circumstances, war, family breakdown, physical and mental disabilities, and learning difficulties. These stories remind us what an individual, human person each child is. As adults try to meet children's physical needs and cope with their behavior, they may see only the outward life and actions of a 'problem child', missing the vivid imaginative life that can hold the key to the child's future.

The Children's Culture Reader

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Author: Henry Jenkins

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814742310

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 532

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Stock market euphoria and blind faith in the post cold war economy have driven the topic of poverty from popular and scholarly discussion in the United States. At the same time the gap between the rich and poor has never been wider. The New Poverty Studies critically examines the new war against the poor that has accompanied the rise of the New Economy in the past two decades, and details the myriad ways poor people have struggled against it. The essays collected here explore how global, national, and local structures of power produce poverty and affect the material well-being, social relations and politicization of the poor. In updating the 1960s encounter between ethnography and U.S. poverty, The New Poverty Studies highlights the ways poverty is constructed across multiple scales and multiple axes of difference. Questioning the common wisdom that poverty persists because of the pathology, social isolation and welfare state "dependency" of the poor, the contributors to The New Poverty Studies point instead to economic restructuring and neoliberal policy "reforms" which have caused increased social inequality and economic polarization in the U.S. Contributors include: Georges Fouron, Donna Goldstein, Judith Goode, Susan B. Hyatt, Catherine Kingfisher, Peter Kwong, Vin Lyon-Callo, Jeff Maskovsky, Sandi Morgen, Leith Mullings, Frances Fox Piven, Matthew Rubin, Nina Glick Schiller, Carol Stack, Jill Weigt, Eve Weinbaum, Brett Williams, and Patricia Zavella. "These contributions provide a dynamic understanding of poverty and immiseration" --North American Dialogue, Vol. 4, No. 1, Nov. 2001

The Contents of Children's Minds on Entering School

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Author: G Stanley 1844-1924 Hall

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780342548842

Category:

Page: 76

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Textbooks for Learning

Nurturing Children's Minds

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Author: Marilynn Chambliss,Robert Calfee

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9781557864123

Category: Education

Page: 316

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This book is one of the most comprehensive texts discussing the design, selection and adoption of expository textbooks. Focusing on their own analysis, but also drawing on appropriate studies of others, the authors have produced not only a comprehensive discussion of what makes textbooks more readable, but also the steps that designers and adopters may take to apply the authors' recommendations. Textbooks for Learning recognizes the continuing significance of textbooks in the classroom and seeks to improve the present text-book orientated curriculum via practical rather than the more normal theoretical means through the use of wide-ranging illustrations and examples. The authors conclude that the actual design is the key to a successful textbook, not content alone, and designers will find here clear cut guidelines for creating and revising instructional material. Those selecting textbooks for student use now have at their disposal a framework to support the analysis of expository texts and for trainee teachers, a procedure to consider for textbook selection. Future studies of textbooks will necessarily have to start with this book.

Emerging Minds

The Process of Change in Children's Thinking

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Author: Robert S. Siegler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195352085

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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How do children acquire the vast array of concepts, strategies, and skills that distinguish the thinking of infants and toddlers from that of preschoolers, older children, and adolescents? In this new book, Robert Siegler addresses these and other fundamental questions about children's thinking. Previous theories have tended to depict cognitive development much like a staircase. At an early age, children think in one way; as they get older, they step up to increasingly higher ways of thinking. Siegler proposes that viewing the development within an evolutionary framework is more useful than a staircase model. The evolution of species depends on mechanisms for generating variability, for choosing adaptively among the variants, and for preserving the lessons of past experience so that successful variants become increasingly prevalent. The development of children's thinking appears to depend on mechanisms to fulfill these same functions. Siegler's theory is consistent with a great deal of evidence. It unifies phenomena from such areas as problem solving, reasoning, and memory, and reveals commonalities in the thinking of people of all ages. Most important, it leads to valuable insights regarding a basic question about children's thinking asked by cognitive, developmental, and educational psychologists: How does change occur?

Children's Early Understanding of Mind

Origins and Development

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Author: Charlie Lewis,Peter Mitchell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 131777521X

Category: Psychology

Page: 493

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A major feature of human intelligence is that it allows us to contemplate mental life. Such an understanding is vital in enabling us to function effectively in social groups. This book examines the origins of this aspect of human intelligence. The five sections attempt firstly, to place human development within an evolutionary context, focusing on the possibility of innate components of understanding. The second aim of the book is to examine the roles of early perception, pretence and communication as precursor skills in the development of a grasp of mental states. Thirdly, attention is given to the possibility that children know a good deal more about the mind than is apparent from many studies designed to probe their abilities. Taken together, the chapters in this book mark a new focus within a 'theory of mind' movement, examining a group of skills in infancy and early childhood which culminate towards the end of the preschool period in a more mature understanding of one's and others' mental states. Drawing together researchers from diverse theoretical positions, the aim is to work towards a coherent and unified account of this fundamental human abiity. This book will be of central relevance to psychologists and those in related disciplines, particularly education and philosophy.

The Child's Mind

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Author: John White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134538200

Category: Education

Page: 224

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How does a child's mind work? And what should parents know about it to help them in their daily interaction with children? This book is a fascinating, non-technical introduction to the mental life of the child. Written in a simple, accessible way for those without an academic background in philosophy, the book explores and explains key elements of the child's mind without overwhelming the reader with complicated theories. Some of the areas discussed are: how children learn concepts the acquisition of beliefs, skills, knowledge and understanding the place of memory can we teach thinking skills? what is intelligence? imagination and creativity the development of emotion connections between home life, education and the school curriculum.

Developing Children's Minds Through Literacy and Numeracy

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Author: Terezinha Nunes

Publisher: Institute of Education

ISBN: 9780854735501

Category: Cognition in children

Page: 35

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Schools have the privilege and mission to develop our children's minds. Literacy and numeracy are an essential part of this process. Writing offers us tools to think about, and with, language. English script represents the sounds and grammar of the English language. When children understand how this script works, they learn new ways of thinking about language which they can use to increase their own knowledge of English and also to learn other languages. Texts freeze communication. They allow us to communicate across time and distance. When we think about texts, we learn about modes of communication which are distinct from those in oral language; we also have a new way in which to scrutinize our own reasoning. Mathematics offers us models to think about the world. Through mathematics, schools can open to children ways of thinking about the world which were invented by true geniuses in the course of history and which can become their own tools for thinking. When our children learn literacy and numeracy, we want them not simply to learn facts but also to encounter new objects of thought and tools for thinking. It is through this process that schools can develop children's minds.

Marvelous Minds

The Discovery of what Children Know

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Author: Michael Siegal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199207053

Category: Psychology

Page: 253

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Kids, appearance and reality -- Language, conversation, and theory of mind -- Astronomy and geography -- Biology, food, and hygiene -- Life and death -- Number and arithmetic -- Autism and disorders of development -- Culture, communication, and what children know