Conceptual Structure in Childhood and Adolescence

Conceptual Structure in Childhood and Adolescence

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Christine Howe addresses both psychological and educational concerns by looking in detail at three areas of physics: heat transfer, propelled motion and object flotation. She draws on her own empirical work in this area as well as that of others to build a new model of conceptual growth. Her results are surprising, in some cases supporting work by Piaget and Vygotsky, but in others contradicting them. Conceptual Structure in Childhood and Adolescence will be of interest to developmental psychologists, particularly those interested in cognitive development, and relevant to the work of all those engaged in educational research.Hence, they seem to recommend a more careful analysis of the model itself, how it might work in practice and what its workings are likely ... in contexts of relevance to everyday physics; and (b) how the content of representations is a#39;losta#39; in subsequent usage. ... the concept of co-ordination between egocentric knowledge and linguistic representation is essentially Vygotskyan. ... Vygotskyan ideas on support to conceptual growth From the translations of Vygotskya#39;s writings that have nowanbsp;...

Title:Conceptual Structure in Childhood and Adolescence
Author:Christine Howe
Publisher:Routledge - 2002-09-26


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