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About this book
This book presents new findings on the role of active learning in infants’ and young children’s cognitive and linguistic development. Chapters discuss evidence-based models, identify possible neurological mechanisms supporting active learning, pinpoint children’s early understanding of learning, and trace children’s recognition of their own learning. Chapters also address how children shape their lexicon, covering a range of active learning practices including interactions with parents, teachers, and peers; curiosity and exploration during play; seeking information from other people and their surroundings; and asking questions. In addition, processes of selective learning are discussed, from learning new words and trusting others in acquiring information to weighing evidence and accepting ambiguity.
Topics featured in this book include:
- Infants’ active role in language learning.
- The process of active word learning.
- Understanding when and how explanation promotes exploration.
- How conversations with parents can affect children’s word associations.
- Evidence evaluation for active learning and teaching in early childhood.
- Bilingual children and their role as language brokers for their parents.
Active Learning from Infancy to Childhood is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians and related professionals, and graduate students in developmental psychology, psycholinguistics, educational psychology, and early childhood education.
Early communication between mothers and infants Early language acquisition and development Early pragmatic language development Infant preferences and language development Infants’ understanding of speech Knowledge acquisition in infancy and early childhood Language acquisition in infancy and early childhood Language and social interaction in infants and young children Language development in infancy and early childhood Language development in preschoolers Language disorders in early childhood Lexical gaps in preschoolers Picture book reading in early childhood Question-asking behaviors in preschoolers Shared book reading with preschoolers Specific language impairment in preschoolers Social cognition in infants and young children Social motivational components of early communication Social motivation in infancy and early childhood Teaching infants and young children
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77182-3
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
- Print ISBN 978-3-319-77181-6
- Online ISBN 978-3-319-77182-3
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