Children s Discovery of the Active Mind

Children   s Discovery of the Active Mind

Abstract Social influences on children's metacognitive knowledge are considered
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Author: Bradford H. Pillow

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461422485

Category: Psychology

Page: 99

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During the past 25 years, a great deal of research and theory has addressed the development of young children’s understanding of mental states such as knowledge, beliefs, desires, intentions, and emotions. Although developments in children’s understanding of the mind subsequent to early childhood has received less attention, in recent years a growing body of research has emerged examining understanding of psychological functioning during middle and late childhood. Combined with the literature on adolescent epistemological development, this research provides a broader picture of age-related changes in children’s understanding of the mind. Guided by the goals of describing developmental changes in children’s concepts of cognitive functioning and identifying sources of information that contribute to learning about cognition, Children’s Discovery of the Active Mind organizes empirical literature concerning the development of children’s knowledge of cognitive activities from early childhood to adolescence and presents a conceptual framework that integrates children’s introspective activities with social influences on development. Bringing together theoretical and empirical work from developmental, cognitive, and social psychology, the author argues that rather than depending upon a single source of information, developmental progress is driven by combinations of children’s conceptual knowledge of mental functioning, children’s phenomenological awareness of their own cognitive activities, and children’s social experience.
Categories: Psychology

Active Mind Failing Heart

Active Mind  Failing Heart

Experts, opposed to physical punishment, tell us, 'Children who are punished this
way make them think there must be something seriously wrong with them to be
treated this way. If children think they are bad, they will act bad.' Experts don't ...

Author: Gerry Delwig

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479719075

Category: Self-Help

Page: 243

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Fighting chronic heart disease for twenty years, including eight months on a Heart Transplant waiting list, has tested every part of my being. Debating life, survival, the will to live, and cheating death, is a language I understand. For me to be able to share my story; look past the cover and share a journey that will open your mind to the possibilities and opportunities life has to offer with or without good health. Using my experience as tools, I can help prevent you making the same mistakes I did, and support those going through major health issues: Family and friends included.
Categories: Self-Help

Discovering the musical mind

Discovering the musical mind

But this approach ignores the fact that each construction is a child's active
invention—a small drama. Bearing this in mind suggests a different approach.
Here, readers of the instructions become active participants in the drama of the
children's ...

Author: Jeanne Bamberger

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191663314

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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Following her distinguished earlier career as a concert pianist and later as a music theorist, Jeanne Bamberger conducted countless case studies analysing musical development and creativity the results of which were published in important scientific journals. Discovering musical mind draws together in one source these classic studies, offering the chance to revisit and reconsider some of her conclusions. Reviewing the data in light of current theories of cognitive development, she discusses how some of the conclusions she drew stand up to scrutiny, whilst in other cases, anomalies turn out to have greater significance than expected. The book is a collection of Bamberger's papers from 1975 to 2011. It includes her first study of Beethoven's original fingerings, her beginning work with children's invented notations, close observations and analysis of children in the Laboratory for Making Things, studies of musically gifted children, and the emergent musical development of students in elementary-secondary school and university undergraduate and graduate studies. The observations and research lead to the development of an interactive, computer-based music environment that uses her pragmatic theory of musical development as the basis for a project-oriented program for teaching and learning. Unlike other collections, the book is both interdisciplinary and strongly practical. It brings together and integrates Bamberger's background in music theory, research in music perception and music education, performance, cognitive development, artificial intelligence, and procedural music composition. Her multi-faceted approach to music theory and music pedagogy is guided throughout by her commitment to an understanding and respect for an individual's natural, creative musical intelligence. This natural competence becomes the formative ground on which to help people of all ages build an ever growing understanding and engagement with the evolving structures of the world's music. Bringing together a body of research currently scattered across a range of journals, or simply no longer available, the book will make fascinating reading for those in the fields of musical developmental and educational psychology.
Categories: Psychology

Computer Environments for Children

Computer Environments for Children

Discovery. Learning. Davis's vision of what elementary mathematics is and how it
should be taught contrasts sharply with ... As a developmentalist, Davis observed
children's activities and concluded that children bring to school active minds ...

Author: Cynthia Solomon

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262691256

Category: Education

Page: 183

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In this book, Cynthia Solomon takes a welcome look at the possibilities and issues of learning with and about computers in schools or in any other learning environment.
Categories: Education

50 Animals Dot To Dot Book For Kids Active Mind

50 Animals Dot To Dot Book For Kids Active Mind

Awaken your children's neurons by learning how to complete these drawings and illustrations of different attractive and cool animals.Have an active mind with 50 drawings in this dot to dot drawing book for kids.Cats, dogs, fish, birds and ...

Author: Brain Trust Edition

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798552836024

Category:

Page: 106

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Awaken your children's neurons by learning how to complete these drawings and illustrations of different attractive and cool animals.Have an active mind with 50 drawings in this dot to dot drawing book for kids.Cats, dogs, fish, birds and even dinosaurs and other animals to discover
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Awakening Children s Minds

Awakening Children s Minds

Teachers also promote cooperative learning, through which children assist one
another. Make-believe play is a vital activity of early childhood. Teachers grant
make-believe play an important place in the curriculum. Through pretending ...

Author: Laura E. Berk

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195171551

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.
Categories: Education

Engaging Children s Minds

Engaging Children s Minds

Fifth, the disposition to work hard at personal strengths is strong in those children
who draw well since project work offers many different ... In the classroom, many
teachers have remarked on the power of drawing to help very active and ... "
Children who learn to look, learn to question, to discover and to understand.

Author: Lilian Gonshaw Katz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567505007

Category: Education

Page: 215

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This new edition incorporates many insights and strategies the authors have learned while working extensively with teachers to implement the project appoach. Since the popular first edition was published in 1989, the authors have continued to help teachers around the world understand the benefits of this approach. Katz and Chard discuss in great detail the philosophical, theoretical, and research bases of project work. The three typical phases of project work are presented and detailed suggestions for implementing each one are described. Using specific examples, this book clarifies and articulates the process and benefits of the project approach.
Categories: Education

Gardening for Children

Gardening for Children

garden , digging , sowing , and planting , and working at the hundred other
occupations which an active mind and an active hand are sure to discover , and
to execute well , even in the most perfectly kept garden . He had now passed his
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Author: Charles Alexander Johns

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021687766

Category: Gardening

Page: 182

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Categories: Gardening

Effects on young people of violence and crime portrayed on television

Effects on young people of violence and crime portrayed on television

... difference between imaginative children's programing and the routine cartoons
and crime westerns which may amuse and excite but never stimulate the mind of
the child . Children's television should make TV viewing an active experience .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002005963C

Category: Juvenile delinquency

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Categories: Juvenile delinquency

Inside the Brain

Inside the Brain

Revolutionary Discoveries of How the Mind Works Ronald Kotulak. 30 How the
Brain Gets Built guage disability . ... that children with normal language skills
have lopsided brains — the left side is bigger and more active than the right side .

Author: Ronald Kotulak

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0836232895

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 222

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Describes recent scientific understanding of how the brain gets built, providing insight into human behavior and the effects of nature and nurture; and discusses how the brain gets damaged by environmental, internal, and external influences.
Categories: Health & Fitness

A Hand book on the Diseases of Children and Their Homeopathic Treatment

A Hand book on the Diseases of Children and Their Homeopathic Treatment

The disease , for such it really is , runs in families , and often seems to be
transmitted from parent to child . ... It is much more common to children of bright ,
active minds , with enfeebled bodies , and those who are sentimentally inclined .

Author: Charles Edmund Fisher

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:24503374500

Category: Children

Page: 905

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Selected pages from an upcoming work. Includes announcement (with ordering information) and partial table of contents. Without wrappers, as issued.
Categories: Children

Diseases of Children

Diseases of Children

The disease , for such it really is , runs in families , and often seems to be
transmitted from parent to child . ... It is much more common to children of bright ,
active minds , with enfeebled bodies , and those who are sentimentally inclined .

Author: Charles E. Fisher

Publisher: B. Jain Publishers

ISBN: 8170215331

Category: Medical

Page: 903

View: 882

Written from the viewpoint of the bedside practitioner the book is intended to serve as a textbook for students and beginners in practice and a work of ready reference and resourceful comfort for the busy doctor as well.
Categories: Medical

Children s Coloring and Activity Book

Children s Coloring and Activity Book

In Proverbs 20:11, we learn that “Even a child is known by his doings, whether
his work pure, and whether it be right. ... We should put God in the mind of our
children at an early age and let them grow up with God in their lives, in their
hearts ...

Author:

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781434976789

Category:

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The Children s Book Business

The Children s Book Business

... have active minds and warm hearts. They will be children who have survived
the kinds of institutional endumbment that threaten to keep them innocent and
ignorant,and will embrace a new Enlightenment: the book business mantra “
instruct ...

Author: Lissa Paul

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136841972

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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In The Children’s Book Business, Lissa Paul constructs a new kind of book biography. By focusing on Eliza Fenwick’s1805 product-placement novel, Visits to the Juvenile Library, in the context of Marjorie Moon’s 1990 bibliography, Benjamin Tabart’s Juvenile Library, Paul explains how twenty-first century cultural sensibilities are informed by late eighteenth-century attitudes towards children, reading, knowledge, and publishing. The thinking, knowing children of the Enlightenment, she argues, are models for present day technologically-connected, socially-conscious children; the increasingly obsolete images of Romantic innocent and ignorant children are bracketed between the two periods. By drawing on recent scholarship in several fields including book history, cultural studies, and educational theory, The Children’s Book Business provides a detailed historical picture of the landscape of some of the trade practices of early publishers, and explains how they developed in concert with the progressive pedagogies of several female authors, including Eliza Fenwick, Mary Wollstonecraft, Anna Barbauld, Maria Edgeworth, and Ann and Jane Taylor. Paul’s revisionist reading of the history of children’s literature will be of interest to scholars working in eighteenth-century studies, book history, childhood studies, cultural studies, educational history, and children’s literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Enjoyment and the Activity of Mind

Enjoyment and the Activity of Mind

She does not question the general direction and structure of the school system as
such but is beginning , through maternal concern , to have doubts on " humanistic
" grounds . She is becoming active as a parent in the school her children ...

Author: Foster N. Walker

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042013125

Category: Education

Page: 154

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This book urges educational institutions to contemplate the harm they have caused to individual and society by their tragic suppression of the energy essential to the flowering of the mind's full potential. No more strident and uncompromising a voice is to be found on this topic than Whitehead's, in The Aims of Education and Other Essays. Walker's interpretation of these essays is set in a story of the lives of several teachers, education students, parents, and a professor. Whitehead's presence is conjured among them as an uncomfortable and challenging gadfly. The philosophic depth is made widely accessible through the conversational language of imaginary journals and dialogues. This strategy also enables Walker to demonstrate the neglected power of dialogic pedagogy, and to suggest its centrality in the realization of Whiteheadian aims. The dialogues show a group of people curiously energized by an inquiry in which their stereotypical foundations are crumbling under the combined impact of focused dialogue and the brilliance of Whitehead's counterpoint. Their creative vitality of mind is shaken out of the narcosis of ingrained routines and secondhand ideas, and they discover the forgotten power of revitalizing outlook and action with an individual discernment of meaning, importance, and truth. They have immediately experienced the very quality of mind and its manner of cultivation Whitehead insists upon. This is intelligence enriching life with its full and interweaving spectrum of intellectual, aesthetic, ethical, and spiritual sensitivities.
Categories: Education

My First Dictionary

My First Dictionary

Reading makes a world of difference! Help children discover new words with My First Dictionary. Features: - Simple definitions - Colorful illustrations - Sample sentences - New words they are learning everyday

Author: Sequoia Children's Publishing

Publisher: Sequoia Publishing & Media LLC

ISBN: 1649960530

Category:

Page: 96

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Reading makes a world of difference! Help children discover new words with My First Dictionary. Features: - Simple definitions - Colorful illustrations - Sample sentences - New words they are learning everyday
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The Social Child

The Social Child

However , they soon realise the limitations of their early theorising , and start to
appreciate the need for the concept of an intermediate active mind . By then ,
children have taken the step from behaviourism to mentalism ( Harris & Olthof ,
1982 ) ...

Author: Anne Campbell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0863778232

Category: Psychology

Page: 418

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The contributors to this volume examine the social development of the child from a developmental psychological perspective. The topics discussed range from home relationships and behaviour to the media, youth crime and gender issues.
Categories: Psychology

Advances in Child Development and Behavior

Advances in Child Development and Behavior

C. PASSIVE MINDS, ACTIVE MINDS, AND MORAL JUDGMENTS Based on the
aforementioned findings, children of all ages clearly referred to psychological
information in their attempts to understand (and explain) interpersonal conflicts.

Author: Robert V. Kail

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080468945

Category: Psychology

Page: 418

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Volume 34 of the Advances in Child Development and Behavior series is divided into eight components that highlight some of the most recent research in developmental and educational psychology. A wide array of topics are discussed in detail, including social stereotypes and prejudice, phonetic and lexical learning, poverty, the development of moral thinking, and others. Each component provides in depth discussions of various developmental psychology specializations. This volume serves as an invaluable resource for psychology researchers and advanced psychology students. Goes in depth to address eight different developmental and educational psychology topics A necessary resource for both psychology researchers and students
Categories: Psychology

The Child s Discovery of the Mind

The Child s Discovery of the Mind

Our commonsense understanding of mind assumes that mental activity goes on
in the brain ( at least our twentieth - century Western common sense does ) , and
it appears that quite young children have some understanding of the functions of
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Author: Janet W. Astington

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674116429

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Three-year old Emily greets her grandfather at the front door: “We're having a surprise party for your birthday! And it's a secret!” We may smile at incidents like these, but they illustrate the beginning of an important transition in children's lives—their development of a “theory of mind.” Emily certainly has some sense of her grandfather's feelings, but she clearly doesn't understand much about what he knows, and surprises—like secrets, tricks, and ties all depend on understanding and manipulating what others think and know. Jean Piaget investigated children's discovery of the mind in the 1920s and concluded that they had little understanding before the age of six. But over the last twenty years, researchers have begun to challenge his methods and revise his conclusions. In The Child's Discovery of the Mind, Janet Astington surveys this lively area of research in developmental psychology. Sometime between the ages of two and five, children begin to have insights into their own mental life and those of others. They begin to understand mental representation—that there is a difference between thoughts in the mind and things in the world, between thinking about eating a cookie and eating a cookie. This breakthrough reflects their emerging capacity to infer other people's thoughts, wants, feelings, and perceptions from words and actions. They come to understand why people act the way they do and can predict how they will act in the future, so that by the age of five, they are knowing participants in social interaction. Astington highlights how crucial children's discovery of the mind is in their social and intellectual development by including a chapter on autistic children, who fail to make this breakthrough. “Mind” is a cultural construct that children discover as they acquire the language and social practices of their culture, enabling them to make sense of the world. Astington provides a valuable overview of current research and of the consequences of this discovery for intellectual and social development.
Categories: Psychology