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Unformatted text preview: Matthew Fende September 14, 2007 Hall of Fame - Jean Piaget Jean Piaget came up with the theory of cognitive development which, simply stated, says that children of different ages interpret the world in different ways according to four different stages. The four stages are: sensory motor (infancy-age 2), preoperational (ages2-7), concrete operational (ages7-11), and formal operational (beginning ages 11-15 through adulthood). Each of these stages has effected how teachers approach teaching in my experience as a student. In the sensory motor stage we use our eyes, hands, and often mouth to experience the environment. This explains why infants are always so grabby and putting so many things in their mouth. In the preoperational stage we try to understand what is in our environment through language and concepts. I remember from preschool and kindergarten, learning to count with blocks and little pictures of animals or objects on them and also learning the alphabet via the Letter People videos...
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course EDTHP 115 taught by Professor Freie,carriedani during the Fall '07 term at Penn State.
- Fall '07