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Moral Development in the Context of Group Games

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Group games are a vital aspect of constructivist early education, providing opportunities for academic learning (e.g., number, logical reasoning, spatial reasoning, literacy) as well as social and moral development. Dr. Hildebrandt will discuss the comparative benefits of cooperative and competitive games, and the importance of allowing children to create and regulate their own games within democratic, constructivist classrooms.

Carolyn Hildebrandt is Professor of Psychology at University of Northern Iowa. She completed her Ph.D. in Human Development and Education and her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Developmental Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. She served as a Program Associate at the Developmental Study Center in Northern California, and as a Research Associate at the Regents’ Center for Early Developmental Education at the University of Northern Iowa. Her areas of interest are social and moral development, musical development, and constructivist approaches to early education.

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