The Importance of Executive Function in Early Science Education

Full Description: 

The authors argue that executive function capacity plays a critical role in the ability of preschoolers to test and revise hypotheses and that young children can test hypotheses before they are able to revise or confirm those hypotheses. They conclude by discussing the ramifications of their perspective for early science education.

Author(s): 

Jess Gropen, Nancy Clark-Chiarelli, Cindy Hoisington, and Stacy Ehrlich

Publication Date: 

12/01/2011

Length: 

25pp
The Importance of Executive Function in Early Science Education