Cognitive Development Today: Piaget and his Critics

Cognitive Development Today: Piaget and his Critics

By: Peter Sutherland (author)Paperback

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`At the end of the day, what is crucial is to enable educationalists to promote and apply their own metatheories and models of child development which they feel comfortable with and which enable children to develop. ... Peter Sutherland should be credited with making a significant contribution towards achieving this fundamental goal' - Educational Psychology in Practice ` ... this book deserves to become a classic in the field. Will appeal alike to academics and students in higher education, and to serving teachers- BPS: Educational Review Section This book provides a general outline of the dominant schools of thought on cognitive development, with a focus on Piaget. His views are outlined and a range of critical responses and alternatives are detailed. The author examines the application of these schools of thought to teaching pre-school, primary and secondary children. Each chapter includes a summary and questions for discussion. The book concludes with a glossary of terms.

Contents

Introduction Summary Questions for Dscussions The Piagetian Legacy Background The Stages of Development The Theory of Learning Summary Questions for Discussion Further Reading The Role of Language The Relationship between Language and Thought The Acquisition of the Home Language Reading Other Aspects of Language Summary Questions for Discussion Further Reading Vygotsky and the Vygotskians Vygotsky Himself Present-Day Vygotskians Summary Question for Discussion Further Reading The Behaviorist Reaction Summary Questions for Discussion Further Reading An Interventionist Bruner: Summary Questions for Discussion Further Reading Criticisms of Specific Aspects of Piaget's Work Bryant, Donaldson and Others: Of the Sensorimotor Period by Bower and Butterworth Of Concrete Operations by Bryant's School Of Concrete Operation by Donaldson and her School Of the Theory of Knowledge by Bryant and his School The Lack of Individual Differences The Social Critique of Schaffer and Hamlyn Summary Questions for Discussion Further Reading The Constructivist Movement Summary Questions for Discussion Further Reading Other Important Contemporary Schools Alternatives to Piaget: The Information-Processing (IP) School The Domain-Specific Viewpoint The Structuralists The Metacognitive Influence The Nativists Summary Questions for Discussion Further Reading Loyal to the Founding Father Fundamentalist, Post- and Neo-Piagetians The Fundamentalist Piagetians The Neo-Piagetians The Post-Piagetians Summary Questions for Discussion Further Reading Where Are We Now in Cognitive Development? Summary Questions for Discussion General Implications of Theories of Cognitive Development for Teachers Summary Questions for Discussion Further Reading Feuerstein Summary Questions for Discussion Further Reading The Effect on Education of these Viewpoints The National Curriculum National Attainment Tests Mixed-Stage/Mixed-Ability Teaching The Secondary Teacher The Junior Teacher The Nursery and Infant Teacher The Special-Needs Teacher The Primary Science Teacher Summary Questions for Discussion Further Reading Teaching Mathematics Pre-School Studies American Studies of Primary Children British Studies of Primary-School Children Sutherland's Studies of Primary Children with Difficulties in Maths The Role of the Learning-Support Teacher Summary Questions for Discussion Further Reading The Secondary Teacher English Science Geography History Religious Studies Summary Questions for Discussion Further Reading Moral Development Piaget's Original Ideas Kohlberg's Development of Piaget's Ideas Values Education Conclusions Summary Questions for Discussion Further Reading

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  • ISBN13: 9781853961335
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9781853961335
  • weight: 280
  • ISBN10: 1853961337

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