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ERIC Number: ED049832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-May
Pages: 50
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The Cognitive Curriculum. Ypsilanti Preschool Curriculum Demonstration Project.
McClelland, Donna; And Others
The Cognitive Curriculum focuses primarily on intellectual, or cognitive development of the child. Much of its theory is based on the work of Piaget and is concerned with the development of logical thinking and representation. A central tenet is that the child learns through active involvement with his environment and that the child undergoes stages of development. Four cognitive skill areas: classification and seriation, spatial and temporal relations, predictability, and transformation are objectives suitable for the preschool child. The structured classroom environment is not intended to be a substitute for good teaching nor does it replace the need for action and interaction among children. It simply provides the child with support and the opportunity to achieve academic successes in the program. Descriptions of the role of the cognitive teacher, specific curriculum activities, and lesson plans make this document a practical guide to understanding the operation of a cognitive curriculum in preschool. (WY)
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Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.