As a developmental psychologist who has conducted studies in educational practice for about thirty years. A series of developmental psychology studies rooted in Chinese culture were performed, and the findings led us to focus on students’ potential in growth, developmental fullness and educational ecosystem. This article mainly talked about three aspects: the viewpoints about the nature of psychological development formed in the context of school; promoting students’ development by continually constructing cultural ecosystem; the characteristics of researches by taking the perspective of cultural ecology and discoveries about deficiency in basic abilities. All of these were based on educational objectives and conducted in educational practice, so they were integrative and dynamic transformation. In educational intervention, aesthetic potential was also found. The relation between aesthetic potential and full development was put forward.
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New Basic Education is a famous reformatory educational practice in primary and middle schools that was initiated by Professor Yelan in 1994, who worked in the Education Department in East China Normal University. As the only psychologist in the research team, I mainly focused on the students’ development.
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Most of the researches in this study were funded by the major projects of humanities and social sciences of China’s ministry, (05JJD880008 and 09JJDXLX003).
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Li, XW., Xu, SS. Developmental Psychology Research Based on Educational Practice in China. Integr. psych. behav. 52, 341–350 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12124-018-9438-6
- Viewpoint of development
- Scaffolding to potential development
- Cultural ecological perspective