9780807732540

Physical Knowledge in Preschool Education : Implications of Piaget's Theory

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807732540

  • ISBN10:

    0807732540

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1993-03-01
  • Publisher: Teachers College Pr

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Summary

Exploring the rationale and basic tenets of Piaget's theory, the authors define physical-knowledge activities, consider reasons for their use and discuss principles of teaching rooted in theory-based objectives. Included are a variety of physical-knowledge activities for use in the classroom.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Rationale and Principlesp. 1
What Are Physical-Knowledge Activities?p. 3
Why Use Physical-Knowledge Activities?p. 13
Objectives and Principles of Teachingp. 38
Examples of Activitiesp. 61
Rollers Ip. 65
Rollers IIp. 85
Target Ballp. 103
Inclinesp. 121
The Pendulump. 134
Water Play I (Kathleen Gruber)p. 153
Water Play II (Colleen Blobaum)p. 199
How to Go Beyond This Bookp. 221
How to Develop Physical-Knowledge Activitiesp. 223
How to Integrate Physical-Knowledge Activities in an Ongoing Programp. 275
Final Remarksp. 311
Bibliographyp. 312
Indexp. 316
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