Developmental psychology - summary of chapter 18 of an Introduction to Developmental psychology by A. Slater and G. Bremner (third edition)

Developmental psychologyChapter 18Educational implications Pedagogy: an aspect of theory or practice related to learning.Curriculum: the set of courses, and their content, offered at a school or university. The effects of peer interaction Piaget’s interest in interaction was predominantly in the importance of interaction with the physical rather than interpersonal environment.In his earlier work, Piaget outlined a case for the importance of social interaction not only as a means to encourage learning, but also as a direct cause of development itself.The primary intellectual deficit of the preoperational child, is the child’s inability to decentre or take account of alternative perspectives on the world to their own. However, this egocentrism could be overcome by peer interaction.Peers provide the ideal potential source of sociocognitive conflict, the two may each hold opposing egocentric views on a situation.Through interaction with peers the child questions their own understanding, leading to a resolution of the conflict and a cognitive advantage.Working in pairs can promote performance on Piagetian tasksPeer facilitation effects: pairing of two children can have a positive impact on children’s later individual performance.Bad performing children benefit from interaction.Peer effects are persistentThe effects of paired interaction improve children’s performance are relatively long-lasting.The...

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An Introduction to Developmental psychology by A. Slater and G. Bremner (third edition) - a summary


This bundle contains a summary of the book An Introduction to Developmental psychology by A. Slater and G. Bremner (third edition). The book is about development from fetus to elderly. Only the chapters needed in the course 'Developmental psychology' in the first year of

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