Show Summary Details

p. 745. Learning and remembering, reading and numberlocked

  • Usha Goswami

Abstract

‘Learning and remembering, reading and number’ considers children’s developing knowledge of their own cognition (meta-cognition) as they start education. How is memory developed? Children develop various kinds of memory, and all are important for learning in school. Psychologists divide memory into three main categories: semantic memory (generic, factual knowledge about the world), episodic memory (the ability to retrieve autobiographical events), and implicit or procedural memory (habits and skills). How do children deal with learning to read and write? How early do children think in terms of numbers? Babies have an innate sense about number and psychologists have long been fascinated with this.

Access to the complete content on Very Short Introductions online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.