Assimilation-Accommodation_Example_Handout

Assimilation-Accommodation_Example_Handout - Pauls father...

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Piaget’s Cognitive-Developmental Theory Learning About Animals Pt. 1 0. Walking outside, Paul sees a furry dog. 1. Paul’s Schema : Dogs are furry animals with four legs 2. What does Paul do? Paul _assimilates_ the information about this new dog and calls it a “Dog”. Paul’s father says, “Yes, Paul, that’s a dog”. 3. Paul is in _Equilibrium__ . Learning About Animals Pt. 2 0. Paul continues on his walk and sees a furry cat. 1. Paul’s Schema : Dogs are furry animals with four legs 2. What does Paul do? Paul looks at the cat and, based on his schema, calls it a “Dog”.
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Unformatted text preview: Pauls father says, No, Paul, thats a cat. 3. Paul has _conflict__ now between his schema that Dogs are furry animals and the information from his father that THIS furry animal is a Cat. 4. Paul is in _disequilibrium__. Learning About Animals Pt. 3 0. Paul must __accomodate__ this new information by adjusting his current Dog schema and creating a Cat schema. 1. Pauls New Schemas : Dogs are _big furry animals__ with four legs. Cats are _small furry animals___ with four legs. 2. Paul is now back in __equilibrium__....
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course HD FS 229 taught by Professor Gutshall,donna during the Spring '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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