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Problem-solving skills evolve through experience and dynamic interaction with a problem. But equally important--as the Russian psychologist L. S. Vygotsky proposed--is social interaction. Successful problem-solving is a social process. Sharing problem-solving tasks--with skilled adults and with other children--is vital to a child's growth in expertise and confidence. In problem-solving, confidence can be more important than skill.
In a real sense, problem-solving lies at the heart of what we mean by intelligence. The ability to identify a goal, to work out how to achieve it, and to carry out that plan is the essence of every intelligent activity. Could it be, Thornton suggests, that problem-solving processes provide the fundamental machinery for cognitive development? In Children Solving Problems she synthesizes the dramatic insights and findings of post-Piagetian research and sets the agenda for the next stage in understanding the varied phenomena of children's problem-solving.
From the Back Cover: What Thornton finds may come as a surprise: successful problem-solving depends less on how smart we are--or, as the pioneering psychologist Jean Piaget claimed, how advanced our skill in logical reasoning is--and more on the factual knowledge we acquire as we learn and interpret cues from the world around us.
Title: Children Solving Problems (The Developing ...
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: 1995
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Harvard University Press, 1995. Book Condition: Fair. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP78785449
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Book Description Harvard University Press, Massachusetts, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. No Jacket. First Edition. Tight clean copy in as new condition except missing dustjacket. Appears to have never been opened. Blue cloth with black lettering to spine. Wrapped in tissue, bubble wrap and inserted into jiffy bag. Posted daily from UK, first class within UK and airmail world-wide. Bookseller Inventory # 000315
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