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ERIC Number: EJ1101143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Cultural Learning Redux
Tomasello, Michael
Child Development, v87 n3 p643-653 May-Jun 2016
M. Tomasello, A. Kruger, and H. Ratner (1993) proposed a theory of cultural learning comprising imitative learning, instructed learning, and collaborative learning. Empirical and theoretical advances in the past 20 years suggest modifications to the theory; for example, children do not just imitate but overimitate in order to identify and affiliate with others in their cultural group, children learn from pedagogy not just episodic facts but the generic structure of their cultural worlds, and children collaboratively co-construct with those in their culture normative rules for doing things. In all, human children do not just culturally learn useful instrumental activities and information, they conform to the normative expectations of the cultural group and even contribute themselves to the creation of such normative expectations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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