Writing development in primary school age: interaction dynamics of technical and content levels

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Abstract

Article presents results of a longitudinal study on writing skills development in primary school children. Authors have developed an original computer based method of recording and analyzing the writing process. This method along with neuropsychological interpretation of the data allowed showing systemic development mechanisms of this complex higher mental function. Study indicates that with general development of writing skill from second to third grade changes are not homogeneous in its separate indices. Dynamics of writing features depends on the specific task that pupil has to solve. This is true for both technical side of the skill (speed of writing, its spatial features, etc) and types and quantity of mistakes.

General Information

Keywords: writing, cognitive development, primary school age

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Akhutina T.V., Babaeva Y.D., Korneev A.A., Krichevec A.N., Egorova O.I. Writing development in primary school age: interaction dynamics of technical and content levels. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2008. Vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 55–64. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Tatiana V. Akhutina, Doctor of Psychology, leading research assistant of the laboratory of neuropsychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8503-2495, e-mail: akhutina@mail.ru

Yu. D. Babaeva, PhD in Psychology, Senior research associate, Work laboratory, Department of Psychology, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Alexey A. Korneev, PhD in Psychology, Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory of Neuropsychology, Department of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6389-8215, e-mail: korneeff@gmail.com

Anatoly N. Krichevec, Doctor of Philosophy, PhD in Physics and Matematics, Professor, Department of Methodology of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Moscow State University. M. V. Lomonosov, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4064-3858, e-mail: ankrich@mail.ru

Olga I. Egorova, Psychologist, OGAUSO Gerontological center "CARE”, Ulyanovsk, Russia, e-mail: olga58791@mail.ru

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