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Environmental and educational influences on cognitive development in Ghana

Thomas K. Ata Fiati

Environmental and educational influences on cognitive development in Ghana

a neo-Piagetian investigation

by Thomas K. Ata Fiati

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Piaget, Jean, -- 1896-,
  • Child development -- Ghana.,
  • Cognition in children -- Ghana.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Thomas K. Ata Fiati.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 198 leaves :
    Number of Pages198
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18648734M

      As did previous researchers who examined genetic and environmental influences of cognitive development, we focused on a very large set of twins and siblings. role in educational Author: Jeffrey Roth.   Vygotsky’s theory of cognitive development is recognized as one of the most innovative psychological theories of the twentieth century. The theory is based on the assumption that culture plays a major role in cognitive development. Each period in child development is associated with a leading activity dominant in a given period.

    Child development refers to the ordered emergence of interdependent skills of sensorimotor, cognitive–language, and social–emotional functioning, which depend on the child's physical well‐being, the family context, and the larger social network. 7 Educational outcomes in this paper include school readiness, retention, drop‐out Cited by: Environment and intelligence research investigates the impact of environment on intelligence. This is one of the most important factors in understanding human group differences in IQ test scores and other measures of cognitive ability. It is estimated that genes contribute about 20–40% of the variance in intelligence in childhood and about 80% in old age.

    Learning Goals: Define development and explain the main processes, periods, and issues in development, as well as links between development and education, Discuss the development of the brain and compare the cognitive developmental theories of Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky, & Identify the key features of language, biological, and environmental influences on language, and the typical . In this chapter, we provide an overview of the developmental and environmental factors that have been implicated in normative underage alcohol use. 1 In doing so, we apply a lifespan developmental systems approach (Baltes, ; Baltes, Reese, and Lipsitt, ; Lerner et al., ), whereby development is viewed as a lifespan process, with.


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Environmental and educational influences on cognitive development in Ghana by Thomas K. Ata Fiati Download PDF EPUB FB2

The influence of home environment on cognitive development in young children of middle-socioeconomic-status families as well as Mexican-American children is considered. Assessments of cognitive development are carried out using standard psychometric tests of intelligence; Piagetian-type measures of sensorimotor development; measures of language development; and measures Book Edition: 1.

For example, exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, either in utero or in one’s living space, can affect cognitive development, resulting in cognitive dysfunction.

This team designed and carryed out an intervention that capitalized on social media to educate the public about environmental tobacco smoke and its effects on children’s brain development, using materials developed by the previous. The presented paper tests the assumption that the education of the parents and their home environment influence the cognitive outcomes and cognitive improvement of children living in Germany.

The results of the analysis confirm recent international research on this topic also for the case of by: Since these early seminal studies, an abundant scientific literature, primarily, but not exclusively, in non-human species, has examined the impact of environmental influences on molecular and cellular aspects of neural development as well as on an array of behavioral and cognitive by: The investigation began by examining the influence of environmental factors on theory-of-mind development.

Mediation analyses were used to examine “why” environmental factors such as family (i.e., family risk) and socio-linguistic factors (i.e., parental cognitive talk), may be important for theory-of-mind by: 2. These environmental effects sometimes may be positive but sometimes they might have negative outcomes on children cognitive abilities.

Enriched housing conditions (enriched environment, EE) during development has been shown to influence adult rat behavior and transmitter systems, especially dopamine receptors. the development of any country, as aacademic performance in Nigeria most especially at the secondary school level has been largely associated with many factors in literature.

These include; school environment, lack of learning re-sources as well as home environment factors (Adeagbe, ; Aremu & Oluwole, ).Cited by: 2. The book combines research into basic cognitive processes—genetics, perception, memory, executive functioning, and language—with an investigation of the effects that context and environment have on literacy outcomes, making clear how factors such as health, family life, community, policy, and ecology can influence children’s cognitive.

Preschool Cognitive Development Supporting Cognitive Development: Environments and Materials Well-arranged environments are critical for promoting children’s cognitive development in preschool. Within such environments, children can engage in discovery, exploration, and problem solving that leads to learning on a daily basis.

Psychological Factors 3. Environmental Factors 4. Methodology of Instructions. Physiological Factors: The physiological factors are sense perception, physical health, fatigue time and day of learning, food and drink, age and atmospheric conditions.

Sense-perception: Sensation and perception are the basis of all cognitive learning. Piaget’s Cognitive Development Stages Sensori-motor Ages birth - 2: the infant uses his senses and motor abilities to understand the world Preoperation Ages the child uses metal representations of objects and is able to use symbolic thought and language Concrete operations Ages ; the child uses logical operations or principles whenFile Size: KB.

of cognitive development due to poverty, stunting and associated lack of early learning opportunities (Grantham-McGregor et al. Expected levels of cognitive development are based on typical gains in language, thinking and understanding observed in children from economically advantaged countries.

Atypical development can be characterised as a. An early childhood surrounded by books and educational toys will leave positive fingerprints on a person's brain well into their late teens, a two-decade-long research study has shown. Like family income, parental education is a strong influence on children’s home environ-ments.

In some research on child outcomes, maternal education is a better predictor than family income In a brain imaging study of young children, there were measurable effects of maternal educa-tion on brain regions involved in attentionFile Size: KB. Environmental enrichment can strongly affect a child's cognitive development.

Children whose parents read and talk to them frequently tend to have better vocabularies and develop skills like reading and speaking earlier.

Conversely, television -- even educational programs -- may have a negative impact on children's development. Bronfenbrenner’s theory defines complex “layers” of environment, each having an effect on a child’s development.

This theory has recently been renamed “bioecological systems theory” to emphasize that a child’s own biology is a primary environment fueling her development. The interaction between factors in the child’s maturing. Theory of cognitive development.

Inthe Swiss psychologist, Jean Piaget detailed the most comprehensive cognitive development theory. His theory was based on a basic fact that “to survive adaptation is a must”. This implies that the cognitive development is the result of interaction between an individual and the environment.

Theories of cognitive development seek to explain the dynamic processes through which human minds grow and change from infancy throughout the life span. environmental influences, though he.

The Main Factors Affecting Cognitive Development. Cognitive development is one of the most essential aspects of growth in a child. It encompasses both mental and emotional growth. There are many factors that determine the progress of cognitive development.

These factors are important in both the unborn child and infants as they grow. Cognitive, emotional, and environmental influences, as well as prior experience, all play a part in how understanding, or a world view, is acquired or changed and knowledge and skills retained. Behaviorists look at learning as an aspect of conditioning and advocate a system of rewards and targets in education.

Education is for stimulating or programming the environment for more learning or for higher levels of learning. But Piaget has discovered a sequence of stages of cognitive development which those who are related to the education of the child, would do well to keep into consideration while selecting the items of learning or the points of teaching.We thus briefly review the evidence for relations between child development and the physical environment in Western contexts, and discuss some of the known mechanisms behind these relations.qualitative changes.

Personal or environmental events (e.g., parental divorce) can lead to sudden qualitative changes. This is the theory of ecological systems, which describes the multiple levels of the environment that influence the development of children and adolescents, a number of structures embedded in each other.

There.