9780748404704

Understanding Changes In Time: The Development Of Diachronic Thinking In 7-12 Year Old Children

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  • ISBN13:

    9780748404704

  • ISBN10:

    0748404708

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1996-04-01
  • Publisher: Taylor & Franci
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Summary

This text provides an analysis of how children come to be able to understand the dynamic nature of causality - how processes take place through time. The author studies the capabilities and limitations of 7-12 year old children in order to assess their conception of evolutionary processes.

Table of Contents

Time as a perspective of knowledge
The diachronic approach and scientific discovery
The development of the diachronic approach in children aged 7- 8 to 11-12
Method and population
The evolution of conceptions of biological transformations the growth and decay of trees
The diachronic approach and physical transformations
Children as budding developmental psychologists
The representation of changes associated with human activity which are not necessarily predictable
General conclusions
The diachronic approach and diachronic thinking
Their nature, development and importance for knowledge
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