Reflective Thinking in Educational Settings: A Cultural Framework

Reflective Thinking in Educational Settings: A Cultural Framework

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Cambridge University Press, 2/28/2014
EAN 9781107025738, ISBN10: 1107025737

Hardcover, 352 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.2 cm
Language: English

This volume examines the role that culture plays in the acquisition of cognitive, linguistic, and social skills. Taking reflective thinking as a central analytical concept, the contributors investigate the role of personal reflection in a series of mental activities, including the creation of social relationships, the creation of a mental narrative to make sense of events, and metacognition. These three types of cognition are usually conceived of as separate research fields. Reflective Thinking in Educational Settings draws these discrete subfields into dialogue, exploring the connections and interplay among them. This approach yields insight into a range of topics, including language acquisition, cognitive processes, theory of mind, cross-cultural interaction, and social development. The volume also outlines the implications of these findings in terms of further research and possible social policy initiatives.

Introduction Alessandro Antonietti, Emanuela Confalonieri and Antonella Marchetti
Part I. Representation and Metarepresentations
1. Social development and the development of social representations
two sides of the same coin? Felice Carugati and Patrizia Selleri
2. Learning from multimedia artifacts
the role of metacognition Alessandro Antonietti and Barbara Colombo
3. Theory of mind in typical and atypical developmental settings
some considerations from a contextual perspective Antonella Marchetti, Ilaria Castelli, Giulia Cavalli, Eleonora Di Terlizzi, Flavia Lecciso, Barbara Lucchini, Davide Massaro, Serena Petrocchi and Annalisa Valle
4. The use of metacognitive language in story retelling
the intersection between theory of mind and story comprehension Janette Pelletier, Kathleen Hipfner-Boucher and Antoinette Doyle
5. Language access and theory of mind reasoning
evidence from deaf children in bilingual and oralist environments Marek Meristo, Kerstin W. Falkman, Erland Hjelmquist, Mariantonia Tedoldi, Luca Surian and Michael Siegal
6. Commentary
aspects and perspectives of research into metarepresentative thought Piergiorgio Battistelli
Part II. Narratives
7. Narrative, culture, and psychology Jerome Bruner
8. Schooling and literacy in mind and society David R. Olson
9. Teaching writing to undergraduate psychology students as socialization to a genre Pietro Boscolo
10. Exploring pictorial artworks
the role of intersubjectivity Federica Savazzi, Gabriella Gilli and Simona Ruggi
11. Does culture shape the professional self? An exploration of teachers' narratives Emanuela Confalonieri and Sarah Miragoli
12. Commentary
exploring symbolic spaces
writing, narrative, and art Jens Brockmeier and Bruce D. Homer
Concluding remarks Alessandro Antonietti, Emanuela Confalonieri and Antonella Marchetti.

Advance praise: 'Renowned authors unite to bridge cognitive psychology and sociocultural psychology, offering us a wealth of research data and theoretical insights.' Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland