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Cognitive development, philosophy and children's literature


Sprod, TJ, Cognitive development, philosophy and children's literature, Early Child Development and Care, 107, (1) pp. 23-33. ISSN 0300-4430 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/0300443951070104


The child is born with rudimentary thinking ability and develops this throughout life. However, not all thinking is good thinking, and educators should be aiming to encourage the best thinking possible. I consider the key educational factors in assisting the development of good thinking, based on theories of the social construction of thinking through dialogue. After considering the prevalent approach of teachers to using dialogue to encourage thinking, a model of education for quality thought is developed which springs from this theory. Finally, I introduce the reader to practical books and materials based on this model. © 1995, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Learning sciences
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Sprod, TJ (Dr Tim Sprod)
ID Code:5976
Year Published:1995
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-25

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