278 Pages 18 Color & 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    278 Pages 18 Color & 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    278 Pages 18 Color & 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    A must-read for anyone working within education or intellectual development, Educating the Developing Mind introduces and integrates classical and modern research with the theory of the developing mind, creating a robust theory of learning and instruction. Drawing on the theories of Piaget, Bruner, and Vygotsky, coupled with 40 years of empirical research, this book highlights the importance of individual and social construction in learning and proposes a robust framework and methodology for teaching and strengthening learner cognitive processes.

    Filled with subject-specific research, this essential book highlights how cognitive development takes place and advocates a guided constructive approach to teaching. Topics explored span from the individual learner to the wider educational community, including but not limited to:

    • Development of the mind
    • Personality and individuality
    • The brain
    • Predicting school performance
    • Measuring and improving intelligence
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Language

    This is an essential read for anyone working within education who wants to better understand the cognitive processes involved in the developing mind and to improve learning and instruction within their school, college, or university.

    1. Introduction  2. Architecture  3. Development  4. Personality  5. Individuals  6. Brains  7. Predicting School Performance  8. Increasing Intelligence  9. Developmental Priorities in Education  10. Problem Solving  11. Learning in Specific Domains  12. Language  13. Mathematics  14. Learning Difficulties  15. Contextual Perspectives  16. Learning from 1750 to 2050


    Andreas Demetriou is Professor Emeritus of Psychology of the University of Cyprus and the University of Nicosia and currently the President of the Cyprus Academy of Science, Letters, and Arts.

    George Spanoudis is Professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychology of the University of Cyprus.

    Samuel Greiff is head of research group, principal investigator, and Full Professor of Educational Assessment and Psychology at University of Luxembourg.

    Rita Panaoura is Professor in Mathematics Education and Dean of the School of Education and Social Sciences at Frederick University, Cyprus.

    Mari-Pauliina Vainikainen is Professor of Learning and Teaching at the Faculty of Education and Culture at Tampere University in Finland.

    Smaragda Kazi is Professor of Development Psychology at the Department of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece.

    Nikolaos Makris is Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the Department of Primary Education, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.

    'Educating the Developing Mind provides an efficient presentation of key findings from the psychological literature relevant to education and an integrative theory that helps us see the larger picture and guides us toward educational practices that promote intellectual development.'

    David Moshman, PhD and Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology at Unviersity of Nebraska-Lincoln. Review taken from Teachers College Record, The Voice of Scholarship in Education.