ERIC Number: EJ603935
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
Beyond Words: The Importance of Gesture to Researchers and Learners.
Child Development, v71 n1 p231-39 Jan-Feb 2000
Reviews evidence that gesture provides access to information children know but do not say. Argues that gesture may contribute cognitive change indirectly, by communicating spoken aspects of the learner's cognitive state to potential change agents; and directly, by offering the learner a simpler way to express and explore ideas that may be difficult to think through verbally. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Theme Issue: "New Directions for Child Development in the Twenty-First Century."