Apprenticeship in Thinking: Cognitive Development in Social Context

Apprenticeship in Thinking: Cognitive Development in Social Context

By: Barbara Rogoff (author)Paperback

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In this book, the author explores the mental developmental of children. unlike Piaget, Rogoff sees learning as an apprenticeship - a social activity that is mediated by parents and peers who support and challenge the child's understanding and skills. The author examines the dynamic relationship between thinking processes and the cultural context, gathering evidence from various areas. By integrating available evidence and her own research, Rogoff provides a coherent and broadly based account of cognitive development in the sociocultural context. Written in a provocative and engaging style, the text is supplemented by forty photographs and original drawings by the author.

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Barbara Rogoff is currently Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of the Developmental Psychology Program at the University of Utah.


PART I: The individual and the sociocultural context: Conceiving the relationship of the social world and the individual; The sociocultural context of cognitive activity; PART II: Processes of guided participation: Providing bridges from known to new; Structuring situations and transferring responsibility; Cultural universals and variations in guided participation; PART III: Cognitive development through interaction with adults and peers: Explanations for cognitive development through social interaction: Vygotsky and Piaget; Evidence of learning from guided participation with adults; Peer interaction and cognitive development; Shared thinking and guided participation.

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/02/1992
  • ISBN13: 9780195070033
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780195070033
  • weight: 385
  • ISBN10: 0195070038

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