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dc.contributor.authorStephen, Christineen_UK
dc.contributor.editorJarvis, Pen_UK
dc.contributor.editorWatts, Men_UK
dc.description.abstractFirst paragraph: There is a widespread consensus that the first five or six years of life are particularly important for children’s learning. There is evidence of rapid growth and learning from a range of disciplines, charting changes in physical, social, emotional and cognitive capacities. From neuroscience we learn about changes in the brain that speed up the passage of signals and increase the number of synaptic connections. Psychologists have identified changes in children’s cognitive capacities in the early years of life e.g. becoming able to sort, classify, sequence and use symbols, the development of meta-cognition and theory of mind. From a sociological perspective learning in the early years is often seen as a process of enculturation as children learn the ways of their families and society. But they do not just learn how to ‘fit in’, they appropriate, reinvent and contribute to cultural reproduction (Corsaro, 1997).en_UK
dc.relationStephen C (2012) Learning in Early Childhood. In: Jarvis P & Watts M (eds.) The Routledge International Handbook of Learning. Routledge International Handbooks of Education. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 103-111.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge International Handbooks of Educationen_UK
dc.rightsPublisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in The Routledge International Handbook of Learning, ed. by P Jarvis and M Watts (2012) by Taylor and Francis:
dc.titleLearning in Early Childhooden_UK
dc.typePart of book or chapter of booken_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.citation.btitleThe Routledge International Handbook of Learningen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInitial Teacher Education - LEGACYen_UK
rioxxterms.typeBook chapteren_UK
local.rioxx.authorStephen, Christine|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.contributorJarvis, P|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorWatts, M|en_UK
local.rioxx.filenameLearning in Early Childhood pre-publication.pdfen_UK
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