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Geary, David C. – Educational Psychologist, 2009
Alexander, Schallert, and Reynolds's (2009/this issue) "what," "where," "who," and "when" framework situates different perspectives on learning in different places in this multidimensional space and by doing so helps us to better understand seemingly disparate approaches to learning. The framework is in need of a fifth, "why" dimension. The "why"…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Theory Practice Relationship, Learning Motivation, Adolescents
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Geary, David C. – Educational Psychologist, 2008
Schools are a central interface between evolution and culture. They are the contexts in which children learn the evolutionarily novel abilities and knowledge needed to function as adults in modern societies. Evolutionary educational psychology is the study of how an evolved bias in children's learning and motivational systems influences their…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Learning Motivation, Evolution, Bias
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Geary, David C. – Educational Psychologist, 2008
Commentators' questions about the utility of an evolutionarily informed approach to children's schooling are addressed. I begin with discussion of our knowledge of the organization of evolved folk domains and clarify my proposals as to how evolved learning and motivational biases might influence the acquisition of nonevolved academic competencies.…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Folk Culture, Evolution, Academic Ability