Collaborative Cognition: Children Negotiating Ways of Knowing

Synopsis

Using the interpersonal event as the unit of analysis, the authors examine how children interactively co-construct knowledge and ways of knowing in social contexts. An illustration of the idea that thinking is as much interactive as self-reflective--one that supports the cognitive developmental theories of Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky--this important study delves into the social origins of thought and the inherently discursive nature of thinking itself.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2002