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NOOPLASIS: 10 + 1 POSTULATES ABOUT THE FORMATION OF MIND

Demetriou, Andreas (1998) NOOPLASIS: 10 + 1 POSTULATES ABOUT THE FORMATION OF MIND. [Journal (Paginated)]

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This article is about nooplasis. That is, the article outlines a general model about the dynamic organization and development of mind and it draws the implications of this model for learning and instructions. This is done in terms of 10 postulates concerned with the architecture of mind, its development and dynamics, and the nature of learning, and a general postulate concerned with the dynamic relations between the various systems of mind and also mind and education. Specifically, the model postulates that the mind involves systems oriented to the understanding of the environment and of itself, in addition to general processing functions. It is also postulated that the development of each of the systems is partially autonomous and partially constrained by the development of the other systems, and that it involves both system-specific and system-wide mechanisms of development and learning. Finally, it is argued that these postulates suggest a model of constrained constructivism which leads to a conception of learning in schools which differs considerably from what is suggested by the Piagetian or the Vygotskian conception of constructivism.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:processing efficiency, domain specificity, hypercognition, change, representation, learning, teaching, developmental levels,
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Psychology > Developmental Psychology
ID Code:750
Deposited By:Demetriou, Andreas
Deposited On:19 Oct 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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