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Questioning others is one of the most powerful methods that children use to learn about the world. How does questioning develop? How is it socialized? And how can questioning be leveraged to support learning and education? In this volume, some of the world's leading experts are brought together to explore critical issues in the development of questioning. By collecting interdisciplinary and international perspectives from psychology and education, The Questioning Child presents research from a variety of distinct methodological and theoretical backgrounds. It synthesizes current knowledge on the role of question-asking in cognitive development and charts a path forward for researchers and educators to understand the pivotal function that questioning plays in child development and education.


‘… The collaborative spirit of the book is demonstrated through an integrative approach, as the editors deftly point out connecting themes and responses to these questions across the contributed articles. Drawing from diverse research traditions in contemporary psychology, the volume foregrounds, among other aspects of learning and teaching, the differences between questions as posed by the teacher and by children. The collection concludes with a summary of areas expected to be fruitful for further psychological research.’

T. R. Glander Source: Choice

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