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Click to edit Master subtitle style  5/17/11 Unit 5 Developmental Trends in Learning
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 5/17/11 piaget French researcher interested in the development of  children’s thinking ( cognitive development ) Proposed that children’s thinking moves from  concrete to  abstract  (this is directly relevant to how we need to  teach) Piaget characterized this development into stages Sensorimotor (0-2) Pre-Operational (2-7) Concrete Operations (7-11/12)
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 5/17/11 Pre-operational Egocentriism What I see, hear, touch, taste is reality (very  concrete   thinking) Child can only make sense of their own perspective, can’t  imagine someone else’s Imagining someone else’s perspective requires  abstract   thinking
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 5/17/11 Pre-operational (cont) Beginning to think more abstractly but only just starting Can think about and sort objects according to their  characteristics but can only focus on one characteristic to 
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