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Seriation and stages of child development Tuesday, September 21 st 2010 Thursday, September 23, 2010
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Piaget: A brief introduc2on Excerpts from “Growth of the Mind” Thursday, September 23, 2010
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Overview Who was Piaget? Founda2ons of his theory Basic empirical results/methods One task: seria2on -intro -video example Thursday, September 23, 2010
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Thursday, September 23, 2010
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Jean Piaget Piaget’s Developmental Theory: an Overview With David Elkind, Ph.D. http://www.davidsonfilms.com/giants-of-psychology/piagets-developmental-theory-overview Thursday, September 23, 2010
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Jean Piaget Piaget’s Developmental Theory: an Overview With David Elkind, Ph.D. http://www.davidsonfilms.com/giants-of-psychology/piagets-developmental-theory-overview Thursday, September 23, 2010
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JEAN PIAGET : 1896-1980 Born Neuchatel, Switzerland University of Geneva, Switzerland Institute des Sciences de l’Education Nearly 60 books, hundreds of articles over 60 year career; over virtually every area of mind (in French) Thursday, September 23, 2010
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Confronted the fundamental question: how can we characterize the complex, abstract, powerful cognition of the human mind, human ‘intelligence’ Approach : study how it develops: Studied all areas : logic, math, physics, space, time, scientific reasoning, etc.; every period of development Thursday, September 23, 2010
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Gene2c Epistemology Epistemology: study of nature of knowledge Genetic: “la genese”, or genesis; development Understand the nature of knowledge through study of its development, its history, its psychological reality Thursday, September 23, 2010
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Most important psychologist ever in Cognitive Development; founded the field; theory of cognitive development Through him, Developmental Psychology became a science Thursday, September 23, 2010
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A true Cognitive Scientist Collaborated with philosophers, logicians, Mathematicians, physicists for example Asked: Can we create a science of the mind, Like a chemist or physicist or biologist studying matter Can we build a theory and make empirical Predictions? Thursday, September 23, 2010
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Piaget suggested we could: 1.Discover the underlying structure of the mind: formalize it. “Cognitive Structure” 2.Empirically test it Through development of child Brilliant experimental work Thursday, September 23, 2010
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PART TWO: PIAGET’S THEORY Thursday, September 23, 2010
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How does development of the mind happen? Piaget’s posi2on: Situate cogni2on in BIOLOGY Thursday, September 23, 2010
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PIAGET’S THEORY: PIAGET’S DEFINITION OF INTELLIGENCE : “It is an adaptation - it is essentially an organization and its function is to structure the universe…” “adaptation to new circumstances” “It is nothing absolute, but it is a relation between the organism and things” Thursday, September 23, 2010
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Essential unit of cognition: ACTIONS Action schemes Coordination of action schemes in mind Begin: Physically End: In Thought Thursday, September 23, 2010
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Begin With infant barely tracking moving objects Grasping, sucking things to itself Gradual Construction of objects End With intelligence thinking of all possibilities, and thinking that each possibility is reversible Propositional Logic and Scientific thought Thursday, September 23, 2010
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