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The Routledge International Handbook of Young Children's Thinking and Understanding

Edited by: Sue Robson , Suzanne Flannery Quinn

Print publication date:  November  2014
Online publication date:  November  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415816427
eBook ISBN: 9781315746043
Adobe ISBN: 9781317597155

10.4324/9781315746043
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Book description

 This ground-breaking handbook provides a much-needed, contemporary and authoritative reference text on young children’s thinking. The different perspectives represented in the thirty-nine chapters contribute to a vibrant picture of young children, their ways of thinking and their efforts at understanding, constructing and navigating the world.

The Routledge International Handbook of Young Children’s Thinking and Understanding brings together commissioned pieces by a range of hand-picked influential, international authors from a variety of disciplines who share a high public profile for their specific developments in the theories of children’s thinking, learning and understanding.

The handbook is organised into four complementary parts:

• How can we think about young children’s thinking?: Concepts and contexts

• Knowing about the brain and knowing about the mind

• Making sense of the world

• Documenting and developing children’s thinking

Supported throughout with relevant research and case studies, this handbook is an international insight into the many ways there are to understand children and childhood paired with the knowledge that young children have a strong, vital, and creative ability to think and to understand, and to create and contend with the world around them.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The infant’s creative vitality, in projects of self-discovery and shared meaning Download PDF
Chapter  2:  ‘I wonder why our dog has been so naughty?’Thinking differently from the perspective of play Download PDF
Chapter  3:  How play creates the zone of proximal development Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Developing implicit social cognition in early childhood Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The organisation of memory and thought Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The development of children’s causal explanations Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Development of the use of agents as explanations for events Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The clinical interview Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Young children’s narrative abilities Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Cross-language syntactic priming in bilingual children Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The development of children’s understanding of social interaction Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Executive functions and school readiness Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Children’s private speech Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The development of theory of mind and its role in social development in early childhood Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Mind-mindedness Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Metacognitive experiences Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Making learning visible Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Language impairment within the autism spectrum Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Embodied cognition in children Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Sensitive periods Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Babies, boys, boats and beyond Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Developing an understanding of elementary astronomy Is the truth in the eye of the beholder? Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Shared understanding among preschoolers Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Pretend play and its integrative role in young children’s thinking Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Narrative thinking Implications for Black children’s social cognition Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Recognising ‘the sacred spark of wonder’  Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Musical thinking in the early years Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Developing young children’s mathematical thinking and understanding Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Young children thinking and learning with and about digital technologies Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Technological design and children’s perspectives Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The development of learning power Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Thinking within the wellbeing wheel Download PDF
Chapter  33:  How young children think and learn through exploring schemas Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The role of sustained shared thinking, play and metacognition in young children’s learning Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Possibility thinking Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Whose activity is it? Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Young children drawing Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Already equal and able to speak Download PDF
Chapter  39:  What preschool is like Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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