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The questioning child : insights from psychology and education / edited by Lucas Payne Butler, Samuel Ronfard, Kathleen H. Corriveau.

Contributor(s): Butler, Lucas Payne, editor. | Ronfard, Samuel, editor. | Corriveau, Kathleen H., editor.
Call number: BF723.C8 Q47 2020eb Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2020Description: 1 online resource (xii, 334 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781108553803 (ebook) ; 9781108428910 (hardback) (Invalid ISBN) ; 9781108451697 (paperback) (Invalid ISBN) Subject(s): Curiosity in children | Questioning | Attitude (Psychology) | Learning, Psychology of | Child psychologyDDC classification: 155.4/1368 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
1. Questions about Questions: Framing the Key Issues -- 2. Questions in Development -- 3. The Point, the Shrug, and the Question of Clarification -- 4. The Quest for Comprehension and Learning: Children’s Questions Drive Both -- 5. Children’s Question-Asking across Cultural Communities -- 6. The Development of Information-Requesting Gestures in Infancy and Their Role in Shaping Learning Outcomes -- 7. Developmental Changes in Question-Asking -- 8. Understanding Developmental and Individual Differences in the Process of Inquiry during the Preschool Years -- 9. “Why Are There Big Squares and Little Squares?” How Questions Reveal Children’s Understanding of a Domain -- 10. Children’s Questions in Social and Cultural Perspective -- 11. Mothers’ Use of Questions and Children’s Learning and Language Development -- 12. Teaching and Learning by Questioning -- 13. Asking “Why?” and “What If ?”: The Influence of Questions on Children’s Inferences -- 14. What Makes a Good Question? Towards an Epistemic Classification -- 15. The Questioning Child: A Path Forward.
Summary: Questioning others is one of the most powerful methods that children use to learn about the world. How does questioning develop? How is it socialized? And how can questioning be leveraged to support learning and education? In this volume, some of the world's leading experts are brought together to explore critical issues in the development of questioning. By collecting interdisciplinary and international perspectives from psychology and education, The Questioning Child presents research from a variety of distinct methodological and theoretical backgrounds. It synthesizes current knowledge on the role of question-asking in cognitive development and charts a path forward for researchers and educators to understand the pivotal function that questioning plays in child development and education.
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1. Questions about Questions: Framing the Key Issues -- 2. Questions in Development -- 3. The Point, the Shrug, and the Question of Clarification -- 4. The Quest for Comprehension and Learning: Children’s Questions Drive Both -- 5. Children’s Question-Asking across Cultural Communities -- 6. The Development of Information-Requesting Gestures in Infancy and Their Role in Shaping Learning Outcomes -- 7. Developmental Changes in Question-Asking -- 8. Understanding Developmental and Individual Differences in the Process of Inquiry during the Preschool Years -- 9. “Why Are There Big Squares and Little Squares?” How Questions Reveal Children’s Understanding of a Domain -- 10. Children’s Questions in Social and Cultural Perspective -- 11. Mothers’ Use of Questions and Children’s Learning and Language Development -- 12. Teaching and Learning by Questioning -- 13. Asking “Why?” and “What If ?”: The Influence of Questions on Children’s Inferences -- 14. What Makes a Good Question? Towards an Epistemic Classification -- 15. The Questioning Child: A Path Forward.

Questioning others is one of the most powerful methods that children use to learn about the world. How does questioning develop? How is it socialized? And how can questioning be leveraged to support learning and education? In this volume, some of the world's leading experts are brought together to explore critical issues in the development of questioning. By collecting interdisciplinary and international perspectives from psychology and education, The Questioning Child presents research from a variety of distinct methodological and theoretical backgrounds. It synthesizes current knowledge on the role of question-asking in cognitive development and charts a path forward for researchers and educators to understand the pivotal function that questioning plays in child development and education.

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