Events

Cognitive Science Colloquium

Mon, Feb 29, 2016, 4:00 pm

Children are active social learners

Abstract: 

Both traditional and current social learning theories show that much of what infants and young children learn about the physical and social world is socially transmitted, and recent advances suggest important ways in which teaching provides useful constraints on the massive amount of information available to young learners. But emphasizing transmission alone does not address how and when teaching leads to learning.  I will argue that the missing link is in the mind of the child, and will show through a range of empirical examples the ways in which children use their emerging conceptual knowledge to actively interpret socially transmitted information - meaning specifically that children evaluate both the quality and the nature of the evidence it provides.  Studying children as active social learners helps explain how they learn about the world, about the minds of others, and about culture.

Location: 
A02 Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Speaker(s): 

Cognitive Science Lunchtime Talk - Hanna Pickard

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Peretsman Scully Hall - Room 101

Cognitive Science Lunchtime Talk - Angela Radulescu

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12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Peretsman Scully Hall - Room 101

Cognitive Science Lunchtime Talk - Dylan Murray

Thu, Oct 26, 2017, 12:00 pm
Peretsman Scully Hall - Room 101

Cognitive Science Colloquium - Brian Scholl

Thu, Nov 9, 2017,
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Peretsman Scully Hall - Room 101

Cognitive Science Colloquium- Morten Christiansen

Thu, Nov 30, 2017,
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Cognitive Science Lunchtime Talk - Ian Phillips

Thu, Dec 14, 2017, 12:00 pm
Peretsman Scully Hall - Room 101

Cognitive Science Colloquium - Laura Schulz

Thu, Feb 15, 2018, 12:00 pm
Peretsman Scully Hall - Room 101

Cognitive Science Lunchtime Talk - Anne Mennen

Thu, Mar 1, 2018, 12:00 pm
Peretsman Scully Hall - Room 101

Cognitive Science Colloquium - Charles A. Nelson III

Thu, Mar 15, 2018,
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Peretsman Scully Hall - Room 101

Cognitive Science Lunchtime Talk - Taylor Webb

Thu, Mar 29, 2018, 12:00 pm
Peretsman Scully Hall - Room 101