It’s not just that the rich have more money than they used to, it’s that they are using it differently… High-income families are increasingly focusing their resources — their money, time and knowledge of what it takes to be successful in school — on their children’s cognitive development and educational success.
|Where is the space for cognitive development? (Photo: Mateen Ldp Facebook)|
Cognitive development is a field of study in neuroscience and psychology focusing on a child’s development in terms of information processing, conceptual resources, perceptual skill, language learning, and other aspects of brain development and cognitive psychology compared to an adult’s point of view. In other words, cognitive development is the emergence of the ability to think and understand. A large portion of research has gone into understanding how a child imagines the world.
|Children should expend their energy in an enabling environment to develop their cognitive skills, not fight the elements and ugly conditions in order just to learn one letter of the alphabet with a struggle. (Photo: Monster Bbk Facebook)|
|Where is the room for cognitive development?! (Photo: Eng Ponlork Facebook)|
A major, well-studied process and consequence of cognitive development is language acquisition. The traditional view was that this is the result of deterministic, human-specific genetic structures and processes. Other traditions, however, have emphasized the role of social experience in language learning. However, the relation of gene activity, experience, and language development is now recognized as incredibly complex and difficult to specify. Language development is sometimes separated into learning of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and discourse or pragmatics. However, all of these aspects of language knowledge—which were originally posited by the linguist Noam Chomsky to be autonomous or separate—are now recognized to interact in complex ways.
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