3 information processing theory childrens memory

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Unformatted text preview: s ZPD • Use the child’s ZPD in teaching • Used more-skilled peers as tutors • Monitor child and encourage private speech • Place instruction in meaningful context •Using Vygotsky’s ideas, children from collaborative schools were more cooperative. 3 Information Processing Theory Children’s Memory Memory • Short-term memory: – retain information up to 30 seconds – with rehearsal longer – memory span increases (in digits) with age but varies between individuals • Speed and efficiency of memory process improves with age and experience How accurate are young children’s long-term memories? Should young children be allowed to testify in court? Theory of Mind The young child’s theory of mind: • Awareness of one’s own mental processes and of others – Age 2–3: children begin to understand three mental states—perceptions, desires, emotions – Age 4–5: children understand “false beliefs,” and that people can be mistaken – Only beyond preschool years do children have a deepening appreciation of the mind – In middle and late childhood, children understand beliefs are “interpretive.” 4...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2010 for the course PSYCHOLOGY SPC 204 taught by Professor Dr.john during the Spring '10 term at Sunway University College.

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