Hien Nguyen -Week 12 Assignment Due Sunday April 24

Hien Nguyen -Week 12 Assignment Due Sunday April 24 - Hien...

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Hien Nguyen FCS 70 Assignment of chapter 12 & due 24th April 12.1 What are the major characteristics of concrete operational thought? (pp. 429–432) children thoughts become more logical, flexible and organized. mastery of conservation requires decentration (focusing on several aspects of a problem) and reversibility in thinking school-age children are better at hierarchical classification and seriation including transitive inference, the ability to seriate mentally. their spatial reasoning improves, as indicated by their understandings of codnitive maps 12.2  Discuss follow-up research on concrete operational thought. (pp. 432–434) 12.3  Cite basic changes in information processing, and describe the development of  attention and memory in middle childhood. (pp. 434–440) processing Increase in speed and capacity -Time needed to process decreases Gains in inhibition -control distracting information Gains in strategy use May be related to brain development beomes more sustained, selective, and adaptable and planful Rehearsal (early grade school) repeating information to oneself Organization (early grade school) grouping related items together knowledge base helps organization Elaboration (end of middle childhood) 12.4  Describe the school-age child’s theory of mind and capacity to engage in self- regulation. (pp. 440–442) metacognition expand as school age children view the mind as an active,constuctive agent, they are better at the process of thinking and factors that influence it. awareness of the role of mental inferences enables mastery of second order false belief cognitive regulation and it develops gradually. its the ability to monitor progress toword a goal and redirect unsuccessful efforts 1
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