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A Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool: Presenting the Evidence

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Laura E, Berk, and Dorothy Singer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195382716
eISBN:
9780199893522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382716.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

Efforts to give preschool children a head start on academic skills like reading and mathematics instead rob them of play time both at home and school. Indeed, the scientific evidence suggests that ... More


Application of evolutionary psychology to academic learning

David C Geary

in Applied Evolutionary Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586073
eISBN:
9780191731358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586073.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

There is a gap between what children find easy to learn and are motivated to learn based on human evolutionary history, and what they need to learn to be successful adults in the modern world. In ... More


Conclusion

William M. Sullivan

in Liberal Learning as a Quest for Purpose

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190499242
eISBN:
9780190499273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499242.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Conclusion provides a summary of the argument and its illustrations. The book’s argumentative arc ends with the claim that humanistic liberal education as practiced in the PTEV provides an ... More


Bilingual Education in Different Contexts: Principles and Practice

Angel M. Y. Lin and Evelyn Y. F. Man

in Bilingual Education: Southeast Asian Perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789622099586
eISBN:
9789888180233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099586.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

This chapter presents an overview of the theoretical and empirical literature of bilingual education which is relevant to an understanding of how a second or foreign language (L2) can be used as a ... More


American Sign Language and the Academy: The Little Language That Could

Brenda Jo Brueggemann

in Deaf Subjects: Between Identities and Places

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814799666
eISBN:
9780814739006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814799666.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter illustrates the betweenity power and potential of American Sign Language (ASL) in the academy, wedged as it is between traditional letter-bound views of language and literature and a ... More


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