Cognition and Learning: A Review of the Literature with Reference to Ethnolinguistic Minorities

Author(s):
Davis, Patricia M
Description:

The literature reviewed in this book has to do with cognition and learning relative to ethnolinguistic minorities, and it deals with three areas of knowledge important in the field of education: developmental and information-processing theories, and learning styles. The focus of the book is on application of theory to cross-cultural education.

About the Author

Patricia M. Davis did fieldwork in Peru (1964 to 1984) and also worked as a literacy consultant and literacy coordinator. She specialized in planning, teacher training, and materials preparation for bilingual school programs. She received a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin in 1995. She has been an international literacy consultant and Professor of Applied Linguistics with SIL International since 1985.

Table of Contents:

Preface
Acknowledgements

  1. Developmental Theories
    • 1.1 Genetic programming
    • 1.2 Piagetian theory
    • 1.3 Applications in Western soci
    • 1.4 Applications in ethnolinguistic minority groups
    • 1.5 Successive equilibration
    • 1.6 Educational implications
    • 1.7 Conclusions
  2. Information Processing Theories
    • 2.1 Reception learning
    • 2.2 Schema theory
    • 2.3 Information processing
    • 2.4 Social learning theory
    • 2.5 Conclusion
  3. Learning Styles and Teaching Methods
    • 3.1 Field dependence versus field independence
    • 3.2 Learning styles and educability
    • 3.3 Additional research
    • 3.4 Holistic instruction
    • 3.5 Bicognitive development
    • 3.6 Discussion
    • 3.7 Conclusion

Appendices

Retail Price:
$10.00
Date:
1991
Extent:
ix, 80 pages
ISBN 13:
978-0883121009
Subject:
Language learning
Cognition
ISBN 10:
088312100x
Size:
6 × 9 × 0.18 in
Weight:
0.4 lb
Publication Category:
Country:
Peru
Content Language: