Cognitive and Motor Development

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Cognitive and Motor Development Human Development Domains of human development: Affective Cognitive Motor Physical The mind is a critical component of producing almost all human movement Interactive process Cognitive Development Adaptation Adjusting to demands of environment through assimilation and accommodation a) Assimilation Process of interpreting new experiences based on current understanding of the world Perceiving new experiences relative to past experiences b) Accommodation Attempts to adjust existing thought structures to account for (accommodate) new experiences New experiences alter child’s behaviour and previous understanding of the world or that event In real words… Children’s cognitive structures dictate: What they accommodate to (i.e., notice) in the environment How what is accommodated to is actually assimilated (i.e., interpreted) Behaviour is driven by biological drive for balance between what we already know and what we
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This note was uploaded on 08/13/2008 for the course EDKP 261 taught by Professor Staples during the Fall '07 term at McGill.

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