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Children and adults or novices and experts? A dilemma for cross���cultural developmental research

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The article compares ontogenetic and cognitive competence approaches to studying psychological development cross���culturally, particularly in relation to the comparison of child and adult performance. Results of a cross���cultural interview study of children's and Aboriginal teacher trainees' metacognitive knowledge of reading and other aspects of school learning are presented. Aboriginal trainees' knowledge about reading is compared with their knowledge about the skills involved in indigenous storytelling. The distinction between novice and expert within the cognitive competence framework is used to explain qualitative differences in the Aboriginal trainees' knowledge about the two types of cognitive skill. 1986 Australian Psychological Society

Publication Date


  • 1986

Citation


  • Davidson, G., & Freebody, P. (1986). Children and adults or novices and experts? A dilemma for cross���cultural developmental research. Australian Journal of Psychology, 38(3), 215-229. doi:10.1080/00049538608259010

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84990137281

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 215

End Page


  • 229

Volume


  • 38

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • The article compares ontogenetic and cognitive competence approaches to studying psychological development cross���culturally, particularly in relation to the comparison of child and adult performance. Results of a cross���cultural interview study of children's and Aboriginal teacher trainees' metacognitive knowledge of reading and other aspects of school learning are presented. Aboriginal trainees' knowledge about reading is compared with their knowledge about the skills involved in indigenous storytelling. The distinction between novice and expert within the cognitive competence framework is used to explain qualitative differences in the Aboriginal trainees' knowledge about the two types of cognitive skill. 1986 Australian Psychological Society

Publication Date


  • 1986

Citation


  • Davidson, G., & Freebody, P. (1986). Children and adults or novices and experts? A dilemma for cross���cultural developmental research. Australian Journal of Psychology, 38(3), 215-229. doi:10.1080/00049538608259010

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84990137281

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 215

End Page


  • 229

Volume


  • 38

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication