What Children Can Do: a Polycultural Garden Theory of Development for Education

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/271459
Title:
What Children Can Do: a Polycultural Garden Theory of Development for Education
Authors:
Huinink, Kevin
Abstract:
Limitation theories in developmental psychology have had a profound effect on educational practice; namely, theories that have been widely used to define what is developmentally inappropriate for children to do. Current research is presented to suggest new ways to think about the abilities of children and to challenge the popular applications of limitation theories. Modal theory as understood by reformed Christian philosophies is presented in a framework to view human development. The result is a new polycultural (cosmonomically diverse) theory of human development. Holistic education is investigated as a possible ally by comparing and contrasting it to the proposed theory and its application to education. Finally, the image and metaphor of a garden are introduced to enhance this polycultural theory and to offer application with suggestions for further study.
Advisors:
Blomberg, Doug
Affiliation:
Institute for Christian Studies
Publisher:
Institute for Christian Studies
Issue Date:
May-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/271459
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Keywords:
Elementary education; Developmental psychology; Children; Child psychology; Learning
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Rights holder:
This Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.
Degree Title:
Master of Arts in Philosophy
Appears in Collections:
Masters Theses

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dc.contributor.advisorBlomberg, Doug-
dc.contributor.authorHuinink, Kevinen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-07T20:01:33Z-
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dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/271459-
dc.description.abstractLimitation theories in developmental psychology have had a profound effect on educational practice; namely, theories that have been widely used to define what is developmentally inappropriate for children to do. Current research is presented to suggest new ways to think about the abilities of children and to challenge the popular applications of limitation theories. Modal theory as understood by reformed Christian philosophies is presented in a framework to view human development. The result is a new polycultural (cosmonomically diverse) theory of human development. Holistic education is investigated as a possible ally by comparing and contrasting it to the proposed theory and its application to education. Finally, the image and metaphor of a garden are introduced to enhance this polycultural theory and to offer application with suggestions for further study.en_GB
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/-
dc.subjectElementary educationen_GB
dc.subjectDevelopmental psychologyen_GB
dc.subjectChildrenen_GB
dc.subjectChild psychologyen_GB
dc.subjectLearningen_GB
dc.subject.lcshEducation, Elementaryen_GB
dc.subject.lcshDevelopmental psychologyen_GB
dc.subject.lcshChildrenen_GB
dc.subject.lcshChild psychologyen_GB
dc.subject.lcshLearningen_GB
dc.titleWhat Children Can Do: a Polycultural Garden Theory of Development for Educationen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.type.degreetitleMaster of Arts in Philosophy-
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_GB
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