Knowledge under Construction

Author: Daniel Ness
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461638534
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Knowledge under Construction is the first to examine young children's spatial and scientific thinking through their architectural constructions with Legos_ and blocks. The authors' coding system allows teachers and parents to observe and record children's cognitive behaviors related to spatial thinking. In challenging Piaget's thesis, the authors illuminate our conceptions of children's emergent knowledge of space and scientific inquiry, and provide new insight into alternative ways to measure cognitive abilities in children based through block play.

Children Play and Development

Author: Fergus P. Hughes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412967694
Format: PDF, Docs
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Children, Play, and Development offers a comprehensive look at children's play from birth to adolescence.

Spielen

Author: Bernhard Hauser
Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 3170301195
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Kinder spielen für ihr Leben gern. Kindliches Spiel ist ein wichtiger Entwicklungsmotor für Lernen und hat einen eigenständigen Bildungswert. Das Buch stellt einen inspirierenden Gegenentwurf gegen eine Verschulung des Elementarbereichs dar. An einer Vielzahl empirischer Studien zeigt der Autor, dass ein entwickeltes Spiel höchst ertragreiches Lernen ermöglicht - ein lustbetontes Lernen mit geringem Überwindungs- und Anstrengungsempfinden. Die entwicklungspsychologischen Hintergründe werden anschaulich erläutert und es wird gezeigt, wie Kinder in vielfältigen Spielformen wie Bewegungs-, Funktions-, Rollen-, Regel- und Konstruktionsspielen sich wichtige soziale, sprachliche, geistige und emotionale Fähigkeiten aneignen. Das Buch liefert eine Fülle an Hinweisen und Anregungen für die Praxis, die den Kindern ausreichend Zeit zum entwicklungsförderlichen Spielen eröffnen.

Stop High Stakes Testing

Author: Dale Johnson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461642825
Format: PDF
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Stop High-Stakes Testing: An Appeal to America's Conscience is a compelling indictment of the use of high-stakes assessments with punitive consequences in our public schools. The authors trace the history of the policy and document the inequities for children of poverty that undergird high-stakes testing practices. Lack of dental and medical care, environmental violence, insufficient school funding, racism, and classism_all factors that contribute to this dire situation_are discussed in depth. The authors make a convincing case for discontinuing the unjust testing that has been forced on our nation's public school children.

Educational Neuroscience

Author: Kathryn E. Patten
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 144434580X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Educational Neuroscience provides an overview of the wide range of recent initiatives in educational neuroscience, examining a variety of methodological concerns, issues, and directions. Encourages interdisciplinary perspectives in educational neuroscience Contributions from leading researchers examine key issues relating to educational neuroscience and mind, brain, and education more generally Promotes a theoretical and empirical base for the subject area Explores a range of methods available to researchers Identifies agencies, organizations, and associations facilitating development in the field Reveals a variety of on-going efforts to establish theories, models, methods, ethics, and a common language

Wie kleine Kinder schlau werden

Author: John Caldwell Holt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783407228550
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.

Early Childhood Mathematics Education Research

Author: Julie Sarama
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135592500
Format: PDF, ePub
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This important new book synthesizes relevant research on the learning of mathematics from birth into the primary grades from the full range of these complementary perspectives. At the core of early math experts Julie Sarama and Douglas Clements's theoretical and empirical frameworks are learning trajectories—detailed descriptions of children’s thinking as they learn to achieve specific goals in a mathematical domain, alongside a related set of instructional tasks designed to engender those mental processes and move children through a developmental progression of levels of thinking. Rooted in basic issues of thinking, learning, and teaching, this groundbreaking body of research illuminates foundational topics on the learning of mathematics with practical and theoretical implications for all ages. Those implications are especially important in addressing equity concerns, as understanding the level of thinking of the class and the individuals within it, is key in serving the needs of all children.

Das Denken von Kindern

Author: Robert S. Siegler
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3486806424
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Bis in die jüngste Vergangenheit blieb uns der Zugang zu vielen der interessanten Aspekte des Denkens von Kindern verwehrt. Philosophen haben sich Jahrhunderte lang darum gestritten, ob Säuglinge die Welt als "strahlendes und dröhnendes Durcheinander" sehen oder ganz ähnlich wie ältere Kinder und Erwachsene. Erst mit der Entwicklung aufschlußreicher experimenteller Methoden in den vergangenen Jahren wurde die Antwort deutlich. Sogar Neugeborene sehen bestimmte Aspekte der Welt recht klar und mit 6 Monaten ähnelt die Wahrnehmung von Säuglingen der von Erwachsenen. Dies und andere Erkenntnisse über das Denken von Kindern sind Gegenstand dieses Buches.

Creativity Giftedness and Talent Development in Mathematics

Author: Bharath Sriraman
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 160752838X
Format: PDF
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Our innovative spirit and creativity lies beneath the comforts and security of today's technologically evolved society. Scientists, inventors, investors, artists and leaders play a vital role in the advancement and transmission of knowledge. Mathematics, in particular, plays a central role in numerous professions and has historically served as the gatekeeper to numerous other areas of study, particularly the hard sciences, engineering and business. Mathematics is also a major component in standardized tests in the U.S., and in university entrance exams in numerous parts of world. Creativity and imagination is often evident when young children begin to develop numeric and spatial concepts, and explore mathematical tasks that capture their interest. Creativity is also an essential ingredient in the work of professional mathematicians. Yet, the bulk of mathematical thinking encouraged in the institutionalized setting of schools is focused on rote learning, memorization, and the mastery of numerous skills to solve specific problems prescribed by the curricula or aimed at standardized testing. Given the lack of research based perspectives on talent development in mathematics education, this monograph is specifically focused on contributions towards the constructs of creativity and giftedness in mathematics. This monograph presents new perspectives for talent development in the mathematics classroom and gives insights into the psychology of creativity and giftedness. The book is aimed at classroom teachers, coordinators of gifted programs, math contest coaches, graduate students and researchers interested in creativity, giftedness, and talent development in mathematics.