ERIC Number: EJ635736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Learning from Other People's Mistakes: Causal Understanding in Learning To Use a Tool.
Want, Stephen C.; Harris, Paul L.
Child Development, v72 n2 p431-43 Mar-Apr 2001
Examined in 2 studies the ability of 2- and 3-year-olds to learn to use tools via imitation. Found that when shown a correct solution to a tool-using task, all children managed at least a partial solution. When shown an incorrect followed by a correct solution, 2-year-olds produced a partial solution and most 3-year-olds produced a full solution. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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