ERIC Number: EJ683889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Learning about Learning
Siegler, Robert S.
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, v50 n3 p353-368 Jul 2004
The field of children's learning was thriving when the Merrill-Palmer Quarterly was launched; the field later went into eclipse and now is in the midst of a resurgence. This commentary examines reasons for these trends, and describes the emerging field of children's learning. In particular, the new field is seen as differing from the old in its emphases on variability, choice, and change as central aspects of children's functioning and in its reliance on high-density sampling of learning, of the type provided by microgenetic methods. Examples of learning in content areas ranging from motor development to problem solving to attention, and with age groups ranging from infants to adults, are used to illustrate the insights that this new field is yielding.
Descriptors: Children, Learning Processes, Cognitive Development, Child Development, Cognitive Style, Learning Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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