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Chapter 5.on-line Lecture

Chapter 5.on-line Lecture - Chapter 5 Infancy Cognitive...

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Chapter 5 Infancy: Cognitive Development Move to Page 152 and 153 According to Piaget, a Swiss Psychologist, infants don’t gain knowledge from facts that are communicated by others and not even from their own sensations and perceptions but rather according to Jean Piaget, infants acquire knowledge from direct motor behavior. In other words infants learn by doing! He believed all children pass through a series of stages in a fixed order. Piaget saw children as budding scientists who actively seek information from their environment. They inquire, form hypothesis and run experiments to learn from their surroundings. Page 153 Know the developmental sequence of cognitive development according to Piaget: Sensorimotor, Preoperational, concrete operational and formal operational. According to Piaget we use assimilation and accommodation to understand and expand our knowledge of the world. Assimilations: is understanding an experience in terms of your current knowledge base—example-- the sucking reflex. In the beginning you sucked reflexively. After a while, you learned not only to suck nipples and bottles but that you could also suck rattles and thumbs. Each time you discovered something new to suck you were assimilating that information. Accommodation: is having to make cognitive changes in order to understand new stimuli—example-- Mom polishes the child’s shoes and they end up in the child’s mouth. This causes the child to pause because these are objects that can’t be sucked. It doesn’t fit with his understanding
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