ahhh they are both Constructivists. PLAY is essential in both. Ah this brings me back. How does this tie into embodied cognition? cybernetics? artificial intelligence generally? It does. I don’t have it mapped but it does.

ahhh they are both Constructivists. PLAY is essential in both.
Ah this brings me back. How does this tie into embodied cognition? cybernetics? artificial intelligence generally? It does. I don’t have it mapped but it does.
Ah ha. This is a more complete list. They also do cognitive development in India, China, at the very least but it’s different. I think. But this reminds me that I really liked Erik Erikson way back and I can’t remember why. I think he went through the whole lifespan instead of just 0-4 or 0-12.
“Theories of Childhood: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget & Vygotsky”
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I’ve actively avoided imitative learning for a long time, even though I know it’s crucial in play. I’m not good at imitation, not a team player — yet I know I _should_ learn about it.==
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I may have been “radicalized” at 12-14 year old by discovering Summerhill, and a bunch of John Holt books in my public library. Absolutely fascinated me, and I couldn’t find a Summerhill but I did get a full scholarship to a tiny private school because of it.
It was helpful. I don’t know if I would’ve done well if I’d continued public.
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Play is an expression of generalization and is also a course towards generalization. Forms scripts, algorithms to follow, exceptions to rules, alternative pathways. Play is a horizontal, branching “bushy” rather than tree-like path.

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Reviewing the histories of ECEC developments in several countries reminds us that in much of Europe and North America, and even in several of the developing countries such as China and India, kindergartens and nurseries were first established in the 19th century, often drawing on the same models: Froebel, Pestalozzi, Montessori, and the activities of missionaries.

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The link between child development psychology and ECECwas the explicit focus of the 12-country monograph series edited by Halbert and his wife, child developmentpsychologist Nancy Robinson, published between 1973 and 1975, and subsequently synthesized in a volume theyedited with two other colleagues, A World of Children. Monterey, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishers, 1979.

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