1. Constructivism: Children as Active Creators of Knowledge and Learning 2. The Landscape of Cognitive Development in Childhood 3. The Building Blocks of Cognitive Development in Childhood 4. The Sensorimotor World 5. Object Permanence: Out of sight, out of mind? 6. The Preoperational World - Symbolic Function Substage 7. Egocentrism and the Preschooler 8. The Preoperational World - Intuitive Thought Substage 9. The Concrete Operational World 10. The Formal Operational World 11. Drawing It All Together References Glossary
Ann Marie Halpenny is Lecturer in Psychology and Child Development at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Jan Pettersen is Programme Chair for the Early Childhood Education programme at the Dublin Institute of Technology.