Young children's understanding of the role that sensory experiences play in knowledge acquisition.

  title={Young children's understanding of the role that sensory experiences play in knowledge acquisition.},
  author={D. Kevin O'Neill and Janet Wilde Astington and John H. Flavell},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={63 2},
3 studies investigated whether young children understand that the acquisition of certain types of knowledge depends on the modality of the sensory experience involved. 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old children were exposed to pairs of objects that either looked the same but felt different, or that felt the same but looked different. In Study 1, 36 children were asked to state, when one of these objects was hidden inside a toy tunnel, whether they would need to see the object or feel it in order to… CONTINUE READING

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