ERIC Number: ED233340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Language Development and Intellectual Functioning. Occasional Papers No. 10.
Collis, Kevin F.
Intended for elementary school language arts teachers, this paper outlines some recent work in the area of cognitive functioning and shows how this highlights the necessity for great care in fostering a child's language competence at two different stages: very early childhood and early to middle primary school. Following an introduction, the paper reviews literature on the development of intellectual functioning. Next, research on language development and logical functioning is examined. An appendix contains an example of a response model (SOLO taxonomy) for evaluating the quality of creative writing. Summaries or abstracts (listed in the document as "annexes") are included for the following references: "Evaluating the Quality of Learning: the SOLO Taxonomy," by J. B. Biggs; "The Underlying Mechanism of Intellectual Development," by R. Case; "Children's Minds," by M. Donaldson; "A Theory of Cognitive Development: The Control and Construction of Hierarchies of Skills," by K. W. Fischer; and "Phenomenography--Describing Conceptions of the World around Us," by F. Marton. (HTH)
Descriptors: Child Language, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Epistemology, Evaluation Methods, Language Acquisition, Language Research, Learning Processes, Logical Thinking, Primary Education
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Asian Centre for Educational Innovation for Development.
Note: The final page, which states the goals of the Asian Programme of Educational Innovation for Development, will not reproduce well because of light print.