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Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa

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BATISTA, Cecilia Guarnieri. Concept formation in blind children: theoretical questions and educational implications. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.1, pp.07-15. ISSN 0102-3772.

Concept formation depends on language and thought, that promote the integration of information coming from the senses. It is postulated that changes in the person, the objects and events to be known suggest flexible models of concept teaching. It is assumed that the same considerations apply to teaching concepts to blind pupils. Specificities of this process are discussed, including the role of touch as resource, although not as a direct substitute to vision, and the notion of representation as a basis for the elaboration of pedagogical resources for the blind student.

Keywords : concept formation; blind education; blind development.

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