Cultural variation in children's observation during a demonstration

@article{MejaArauz2005CulturalVI,
  title={Cultural variation in children's observation during a demonstration},
  author={Rebeca Mej{\'i}a-Arauz and Barbara Rogoff and Ruth Paradise},
  journal={International Journal of Behavioral Development},
  year={2005},
  volume={29},
  pages={282 - 291}
}
  • Rebeca Mejía-Arauz, Barbara Rogoff, Ruth Paradise
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Behavioral Development
  • Ethnographic research indicates that in a number of cultural communities, children's learning is organised around observation of ongoing activities, contrasting with heavy use of explanation in formal schooling. The present research examined the extent to which first- to third-grade children observed an adult's demonstration of how to fold origami figures or observed the folding of two slightly older children who also were trying to make the figures, without requesting further information. In… CONTINUE READING

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