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The active role played by human learners is key to understanding the efficacy of teaching in humans

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 June 2015

Samuel Ronfard
Affiliation:
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138. sar798@mail.harvard.eduhttp://scholar.harvard.edu/samuelronfard/homepaul_harris@gse.harvard.eduhttp://www.paul-lansley-harris.com/
Paul L. Harris
Affiliation:
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138. sar798@mail.harvard.eduhttp://scholar.harvard.edu/samuelronfard/homepaul_harris@gse.harvard.eduhttp://www.paul-lansley-harris.com/

Abstract

The early developing capacity of human learners to seek out reliable informants, initiate pedagogical episodes, and monitor and redirect ongoing instruction is critical to understanding humans' remarkable capacity for cumulative culture.

Type
Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2015 

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