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5. Learning and remembering, reading and number

5. Learning and remembering, reading and number  

Usha Goswami

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191780967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199646593.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199646593
5. Learning and remembering, reading and number cognitive demands made by different classroom tasks. Psychological research shows rapid development in all of these ‘meta-cognitive’ skills between the ages of 3 and 7 years. Research on children’s developing knowledge of their own cognition ( meta -cognition) is covered here and in . At the same time, young children are dealing with the non-trivial requirements of learning to read and write, and learning mathematics. As both reading and mathematics are cultural inventions that have been developed over hundreds of years, it is perhaps unsurprising that children take a while to
2. Learning about the outside world

2. Learning about the outside world  

Usha Goswami

in Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
Published Online: 
Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199646593.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199646593
2. Learning about the outside world Nature versus nurture innate . Even if this view is wrong, and there is no innate knowledge about the world present in the brain at birth, babies certainly learn about the world very fast indeed. Further, the kinds of information that they learn appears to be ‘constrained’. Some types of information are learned more easily. For example, causal relations appear to be learned particularly easily by babies. This may suggest that certain aspects of the external world are prioritized for learning. Internal ‘constraints on learning’ would govern these priorities, helping to determine
Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction

Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction  

Usha Goswami

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2014
Published Online: 
Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780967
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199646593.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199646593
A Very Short Introduction

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