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The Young Child as Scientist: A Constructivist Approach
The Young Child as Scientist: A Constructivist Approach

Young children-how they experience the world, interact with each other, pose questions, and construct knowledge-form the basis for this insightful examination of early childhood science education.

Eleanor Duckworth talks about children "having wonderful ideas", and how constructivist education creates the context in which children can act on them..In the 3rd edition, the authors have emphasized that children have wonderful ideas togetherthrough collaboration . This added emphasis on social constructivism incorporates the ideas of Vygotsky into the Piagetian constructivism which is the core of the book.

Christine Chaille, Ph.D.

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