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Example 3 Case Study On the very first day I walked into the eighth grade math class in Garry Middle School, a small, skinny, cheerful student bounced his way over to me and introduced himself, “Hi, are you a foreign student?” Before I had a chance to respond, he rambled on, “My name is Jake (changed his name for confidential reasons), or you can call me Bob when I get in trouble.” Then he bounced right on by. I later came to find out that this special student is diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). As I observed Jake three days a week for the next couple months, I learned about Jake as a student and as a person. We will take an in-depth look at Jake’s cognitive development and language as it relates to the cognitive theorists, Piaget and Vygotsky. Then, we will explore Jake’s personal, social, and emotional development, as well as his learning abilities and challenges. Lastly, we will look at the motivational factors and behavioral management strategies that help to create the best learning environment for Jake. According to Piaget’s theory of cognitive development, there are four factors that interact to influence changes in thinking: biological maturation, activity, social experiences, and equilibration. There are also four stages of cognitive development, one with which Jake identifies best, the Concrete-Operational stage. Piaget’s concept, “problem of the match,” also relates to Jake in the classroom. Firstly, at a ripe age of 13, Jake is in a crucial time of biological maturation. Many biological changes are occurring that influence the way he views people, himself, society, and in turn is changing his way of thinking. From my observations, he is highly interested in the opposite sex and his actions reflect his desire to impress. The second factor, activity, is evident when he learns from acting on the environment. For example, the teacher planned a hands-on class activity where the students make little paper boxes out of graph paper and fill the bottom with one layer of little square cubes. The students then count the number of cubes for one layer and calculate how many little cubes it would take to fill the entire box and then they’ve figured out the concept of volume. Since Jake is a visual, hands-on learner, this activity was highly beneficial for him. The third factor, social experiences involve the interactions with people around us (social transmission) and what we learn from it. Jake is a very social person and feeds off approval of his peers. He learned that when he makes loud, wise comments, the class laughs and he enjoys that type of attention even if it makes the teacher upset for disrupting her lesson. He desires to be funny and cool.
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The fourth factor, equilibration, plays an important role in his learning processes because he must find a mental balance between existing schemes and information from the environment. For example, the other day I was helping him add and subtract fractions with different denominators. He assimilated the information he already
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