“Useable Knowledge”, that is published out by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, recently posted an article by Leah Shafer titled “Defining The skills For Success” that signals the difference between executive function and other regulation-related skills in regards to child development.
According to the article, “strong executive function (EF) is key to children’s success in school and in life, but that term has become a kitchen sink for all sorts of self-regulatory skills.” The article goes on to explain the work of developmental psychologist Stephanie Jones and her research team at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Jones defines EF as a set of mental processes that are used to carry out goal-directed behavior; executive function skills are specific, simple cognitive skills.
But there’s so much more! Check out the full article HERE.
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