HK253 - Cognitive Development Cognitive Development Motor...

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1/20/10 1 Cognitive Development Cognitive Development Motor Development Jean Piaget (1896-1980) Developmental Theorist
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1/20/10 2 Piaget’s Assumptions • Children –construct their own knowledge in response to their experiences –learn many things on their own –intrinsically motivated to learn Adaptation •Assimilation: interpret new experiences based on present interpretation of the world •Accommodation: adjust existing thought structures to account for new experiences Piaget’s Stages • Sensorimotor stage (birth to 2 years) • Preoperational stage (2 to 7 years) • Concrete operational stage (7 to 12 years) • Formal operational stage (12 years +)
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1/20/10 3 Sensorimotor Stage • Substage 1 (birth to 1 month) – Reflexes • Substage 2 (1 to 4 months) – Repetition of actions that produce interesting results Self-directed • Substage 3 (4 to 8 months) – Repetition of actions that produce interesting results Environment-directed
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1/20/10 4 • Substage 3 (4 to 8 months) continued…
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course HK 253 taught by Professor Claxton during the Spring '10 term at Purdue.

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