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A one-year-old attempting to build a tower of blocks may bring the pile crashing down, yet her five-year-old sister accomplishes this task with ease. Why do young children have difficulty with problems that present no real challenge to older children? How do problem-solving skills develop? In Children Solving Problems, Stephanie Thornton surveys recent research from a broad range of perspectives in order to explore this important question.

What Thornton finds may come as a surprise: successful problem-solving depends less on how smart we are--or, as the pioneering psychologist Jean Piaget claimed, how advanced our skill in logical reasoning is--and more on the factual knowledge we acquire as we learn and interpret cues from the world around us.

Problem-solving skills evolve through experience and dynamic interaction with a problem. But equally important--as the Russian psychologist L. S. Vygotsky proposed--is social interaction. Successful problem-solving is a social process. Sharing problem-solving tasks--with skilled adults and with other children--is vital to a child's growth in expertise and confidence. In problem-solving, confidence can be more important than skill.

In a real sense, problem-solving lies at the heart of what we mean by intelligence. The ability to identify a goal, to work out how to achieve it, and to carry out that plan is the essence of every intelligent activity. Could it be, Thornton suggests, that problem-solving processes provide the fundamental machinery for cognitive development? In Children Solving Problems she synthesizes the dramatic insights and findings of post-Piagetian research and sets the agenda for the next stage in understanding the varied phenomena of children's problem-solving.

Synopsis:

Stephanie Thornton surveys recent research from a broad range of perspectives in order to explore why successful problem-solving depends less on how smart we are--or, as the pioneering psychologist Jean Piaget claimed, how advanced is our skill in logical reasoning--and more on the factual knowledge we acquire as we learn and interpret cues from the world around us.

About the Author

Stephanie Thornton is Lecturer in PsychologyUniversity of Sussex.

Table of Contents

1. Why Children's Problem-Solving Is Interesting

2. A Historical Perspective on Children's Problem-Solving: Inference and the Development of Logic

3. Conceptual Tools for Solving Problems: Inherent Skills and Information

4. Working through a Problem and Discovering New Strategies

5. The Social Context of Children's Problem-Solving

6. Conclusions

Notes

Suggested Reading

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780674116245
Author:
Thornton, Stephanie
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
Child Psychology
Subject:
Problem solving in children
Subject:
Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent
Subject:
Dicision-Making & Problem Solving
Subject:
Psychology-Child Psychology
Subject:
Psychology-Developmental - Child
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Developing Child (Paperback)
Series Volume:
32
Publication Date:
July 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
26 line illustrations
Pages:
154
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 6 oz

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