Volume 5 · Number 2 · Pages 104-105
Nativist Constraints on Cognitive Processes Called into Question. Review of “Neoconstructivism. The New Science of Cognitive Development” edited by Scott Johnson. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2009.

Hugh Gash

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Upshot: Recent research on young children’s cognitive development supports the viability of a neoconstructivist model of learning. These new approaches support a bottom-up account of knowledge acquisition that incorporates many constructivist principles and does not support top-down nativist models.


Gash H. (2010) Nativist constraints on cognitive processes called into question. Review of “neoconstructivism. The new science of cognitive development” edited by scott johnson. Oxford university press, oxford, 2009.. Constructivist Foundations 5(2): 104-105. http://constructivist.info/5/2/104

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