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ERIC Number: EJ936110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0273-2297
Planning in Young Children: A Review and Synthesis
McCormack, Teresa; Atance, Cristina M.
Developmental Review, v31 n1 p1-31 Mar 2011
Research on the development of planning is reviewed in the context of a framework that considers the role of three types of cognitive flexibility in planning development: event-independent temporal representation, executive function, and self-projection. It is argued that the emergence of planning abilities in the preschool period is dependent upon the development of event-independent temporal representation. Research on the development of executive function suggests that its sub-components, in particular inhibitory control, may be linked to developmental improvements on planning tasks. Recently, new paradigms have established that self-projection to the future appears to develop over the preschool period. We consider how these different forms of cognitive flexibility may themselves be related in development. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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