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Routledge International Companion to Education by Bob Moon, Sally Brown, Miriam Ben-Peretz

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THEORIES OF COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHING

Sidney Strauss

 

The focus of this chapter is on one aspect of developmental psychology: cognitive development. So as to put the chapter into a framework, a few words about the state of contemporary psychology and child development are in order.

CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY

Human beings are too complex to understand and research in their entirety. For sake of convenience, we divide humans into parts that seem reasonable to us today. These parts are the domains we study in contemporary psychology. Table 3.1 presents a view of what those domains are, the theories we have constructed to describe those parts, and the major theoreticians who ...

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