9 - 1 Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood Stages of...

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1 1 Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood February 13, 2007 2 Stages of Cognitive Development -Piaget Sensorimortor: birth-2 years (Learn by exploration) Preoperational: 2-7 years (Symbolic thought) Concrete operational: 7-11 years (Reasoning becomes logical) Formal operational: 11 years and older (Abstract thinking) 3 Piaget s Theory: Achievements of the Concrete Operational Stage Conservation Decantation Reversibility Classification Skills Seriation Transitive Inference Spatial Reasoning Directions Map 4 Limitations of Concrete Operational Thought Operations work best with objects that are concrete Problems with abstract ideas Horizontal Decal age Master concrete operational tasks gradually 5 Further Research on Concrete Operations Culture and schooling affect performance on tasks Neo-Piagetians suggest information processing helps: Automatic cognitive schemes free up working memory Spread from central conceptual structure to a wide range of situations
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course FCE 212 taught by Professor Gipson-tansil during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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