ERIC Number: EJ944962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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When Everything New Is Well-Forgotten Old: Vygotsky/Luria Insights in the Development of Executive Functions
Bodrova, Elena; Leong, Deborah J.; Akhutina, Tatiana V.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n133 p11-28 Fall 2011
The concept of "extra-cortical organization of higher mental functions" proposed by Lev Vygotsky and expanded by Alexander Luria extends cultural-historical psychology regarding the interplay of natural and cultural factors in the development of the human mind. Using the example of self-regulation, the authors explore the evolution of this idea from its origins to recent findings on the neuropsychological trajectories of the development of executive functions. Empirical data derived from the Tools of the Mind project are used to discuss the idea of using classroom intervention to study the development of self-regulation in early childhood.
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Cognitive Development, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Neurological Organization, Metacognition, Neuropsychology, Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Learning Theories
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