ERIC Number: ED129465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Children's Thinking. Part 2: The Development of Order Relations; Seriation (Preschool - Third Grade).
Alward, Keith R.
This unit of the Flexible Learning System (FLS), the second of a 3-volume series on children's thinking, focuses on the development of order relations (seriation) in children between 3 and 8 years of age. The series is based on the application of Jean Piaget's work to early childhood education. Seriation concerns the way children reason about relationships between elements of a series or sequence. The unit is designed for use with a group of adults to help them understand order and its organization in the preconceptual, intuitive and concrete-operational stages of development. Practice in exploring children's thinking is provided. Activities include thought problems, role playing, child interviews, discussions, reading and viewing a color videotape on seriation from a series entitled The Growing Mind: A Piagetian View of Young Children. Rip-out guided interview forms are provided for all interviews. Also included are an introduction to Piaget and his general theory, educational implications of the theory, seriation materials, a transcript of the videotapes, and an annotated bibliography. Related FLS units: "Exploring Children's Thinking: Classification"; "Exploring Children's Thinking: Conservation"; "Working with Children's Concepts"; "Using Toys and Games with Children"; "Developing Children's Sense Perception." (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Competency Based Education, Competency Based Teacher Education, Concept Teaching, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Interviews, Neurological Organization, Preschool Education, Role Playing, Serial Ordering, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Videotape Recordings
Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, 1855 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California 94103 ($6.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.