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Le développement de la théorie de l’esprit chez des élèves scolarisés en maternelle

Abstract : The Theory of Mind has both cognitive and affective dimensions and develops naturally in most children. The Sally-Anne Test measures a child’s social cognitive ability to attribute false beliefs.Children usually pass the test around the age of five. The development of language and abilities related to the Theory of Mind seem to be closely linked. Activities around language and reasoning have a dominant place in National Education programmes. Situational problems favour the development of these abilities, particularly through the use of “thought process verbs” in reasoning. I posit that developing the use of these verbs in resolving situational problems will simultaneously develop a child’s aptitude to infer and understand thought process as described in the Theory of Mind. My research aims to show that using “thought process verbs” in active problem-solving will allow a child to resolve Sally-Anne-type tests with greater ease.
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Mathieu Laurent. Le développement de la théorie de l’esprit chez des élèves scolarisés en maternelle. Education. 2020. ⟨dumas-03182068⟩

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