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›› 2004, Vol. 12 ›› Issue (4): 536-543.

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Development of Children’s Conceptions of Ability

Wang Meifang,Zhang Liping   

  1. Faculty of Educational Science, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250014
  • Received:2003-12-08 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2004-07-15 Published:2004-07-15
  • Contact: Wang Meifang

Abstract: This paper reviews three separate lines of research on the development of children’s conceptions of ability in the past three decades: (a)conceptions of ability as constant across time and situations, (b) conceptions of ability as capacity, and (c) conceptions of ability as uncontrollable. Currently, there has been a little comprehensive research exploring the convergences and divergences among the 3 aspects, and the meanings and constructs of conceptions of ability also need to be inquired.

Key words: conceptions of ability, constancy across time and situations, capacity, uncontrollability

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