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p. 745. Learning and remembering, reading and numberlocked

  • Usha Goswami


‘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.

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