“learning and thinking is …a social act”

“More and more it is being recognised that much learning and thinking is not an individual activity, but a social act, intimately tied up with the web of social relationships and shared knowledge within which learners experience their world.” (20)

Ref: Alison St. George and Joy Cullen (1999) ‘Social Life and Learning: Peer scaffolding in a new entrant classroom’ Early Childhood Folio 4, pp20-23

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About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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