ERIC Number: ED214627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Child as Scientist.
Sinclair, Hermina deZwart; O'Brien, Thomas C.
Piagetian research provides the focus of this article in which Professor Thomas C. O'Brien interviews Professor Hermina Sinclair. Aspects of children's thinking that prefigure scientific theory construction are described and the influence of schooling in inhibiting or suppressing a theory-building human tendency is briefly discussed. The importance of children's mistakes for further learning is also pointed out. Concluding remarks illustrate the coherence of children's thought across involvement in different activities. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Edwardsville.
Identifiers: Piagetian Theory; Theory Development
Note: Verbatim transcription of an interview.