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Evolutionary Perspectives on Child Development and Education

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Evolutionary Perspectives on Child Development and Education
Title
Evolutionary Perspectives on Child Development and Education
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This stimulating volume assembles leading scholars to address issues in children's cognitive, academic, and social development through the lens of evolutionary psychology.Debates and controversies in the field highlight the potential value of this understanding, from basic early learning skills through emerging social relationships in adolescence, with implications for academic outcomes, curriculum development, and education policy.Children's evolved tendency toward play and exploration fuels an extended discussion on child- versus adult-directed learning, evolutionary bases are examined for young learners' moral development, and contemporary theories of learning and memory are viewed from an evolutionary perspective.Along the way, contributors' recommendations illustrate real-world uses of evolution-based learning interventions during key developmental years. Among the topics covered: The adaptive value of cognitive immaturity: applications of evolutionary developmental psychology to early education Guided play: a solution to the play versus learning dichotomy Adolescent bullying in schools: an evolutionary perspective Fairness: what it isn't, what it is, and what it might be for Adapting evolution education to a warming climate of teaching and learning The effects of an evolution-informed school environment on student performance and wellbeing Evolutionary Perspectives on Child Development and Education will interest researchers and graduate students working in diverse areas such as evolutionary psychology, cultural anthropology, human ecology, developmental psychology, and educational psychology. Researchers in applied developmental science and early education will also find it useful
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Dewey number
155.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Geary, David C
Series statement
Evolutionary Psychology Ser
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  • Psychology
  • Child psychology
  • School psychology
  • Personality
  • Social psychology
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Evolutionary Perspectives on Child Development and Education
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Publication
Contents
Part 1 Development, Play, and Exploration in Early Learning -- The Adaptive Value of Cognitive Immaturity: Applications of Evolutionary Developmental Psychology to Early Education -- Teaching: Natural or Cultural? -- Children’s Natural Ways of Educating Themselves Still Work–Even for the Three Rs -- Object Use in Childhood: Development and Possible Functions -- Guided Play: A Solution to the Play versus Learning Dichotomy -- Part 2 Social and Moral Development -- Eight Myths of Child Social Development: An Evolutionary Approach to Power, Aggression, and Social Competence -- Adolescent Bullying in Schools: An Evolutionary Perspective -- Fairness: What It Isn’t, What It Is, and What It Might Be For -- Part 3 Evolved Biases and Cognition and Learning in the Modern World -- Evolution and Children’s Cognitive and Academic Development -- Adaptive Memory: Fitness-Relevant “Tunings” Help Drive Learning and Remembering -- Adapting Evolution Education to a Warming Climate of Teaching and Learning -- Cognitive Load Theory, Evolutionary Educational Psychology and Instructional Design -- Beyond Academic Performance: The Effects of an Evolution-Informed School Environment on Student Performance and Wellbeing
Control code
ocn948780567
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319299860
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Other control number
9783319299846
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948780567
Label
Evolutionary Perspectives on Child Development and Education
Publication
Contents
Part 1 Development, Play, and Exploration in Early Learning -- The Adaptive Value of Cognitive Immaturity: Applications of Evolutionary Developmental Psychology to Early Education -- Teaching: Natural or Cultural? -- Children’s Natural Ways of Educating Themselves Still Work–Even for the Three Rs -- Object Use in Childhood: Development and Possible Functions -- Guided Play: A Solution to the Play versus Learning Dichotomy -- Part 2 Social and Moral Development -- Eight Myths of Child Social Development: An Evolutionary Approach to Power, Aggression, and Social Competence -- Adolescent Bullying in Schools: An Evolutionary Perspective -- Fairness: What It Isn’t, What It Is, and What It Might Be For -- Part 3 Evolved Biases and Cognition and Learning in the Modern World -- Evolution and Children’s Cognitive and Academic Development -- Adaptive Memory: Fitness-Relevant “Tunings” Help Drive Learning and Remembering -- Adapting Evolution Education to a Warming Climate of Teaching and Learning -- Cognitive Load Theory, Evolutionary Educational Psychology and Instructional Design -- Beyond Academic Performance: The Effects of an Evolution-Informed School Environment on Student Performance and Wellbeing
Control code
ocn948780567
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319299860
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Other control number
9783319299846
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948780567

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