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Title:
The child's mind
Author:
White, John, 1934 November 7-
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge/Falmer, 2002.
Physical Description:
viii, 208 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1100 Lexile.
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ISBN:
9780415247832
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

How does a child's mind work? And what should parents know about it to help them in their daily interaction with children?

This book is a fascinating, non-technical introduction to the mental life of the child. Written in a simple, accessible way for those without an academic background in philosophy, the book explores and explains key elements of the child's mind without overwhelming the reader with complicated theories. Some of the areas discussed are:

how children learn concepts the acquisition of beliefs, skills, knowledge and understanding the place of memory can we teach thinking skills? what is intelligence? imagination and creativity the development of emotion connections between home life, education and the school curriculum.


Table of Contents

1 What is the Child's Mind?
2 Concepts and Concept Learning
3 Beliefs: Maps by which we Steer
4 Do Minds Develop?
5 Intelligence
6 What is Thinking?
7 Imagination and Creativity
8 Motivating Children
9 Educating the Emotions
10 The Whole Child
Appendix More about Minds