Module 6 Piaget's Cognitive Developmental Theory

Module 6 Piaget's Cognitive Developmental Theory - Human...

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Human Development and Family Studies 362 Development of the Young Child Chapter 1 pages 18-20 Lecture 6: Jean Piaget’s Cognitive-Developmental Theory - Genetic epistemologist- Wanted to know where knowledge came from. - How knowledge develops not how much knowledge one person knows - Studied his own three children (studied a very select intimate sample) - He is known for his definition for intelligence. What is intelligence? "Intelligence is adaption to the environment" I. Piaget’s cognitive-developmental theory Piaget (1896 – 1980): The “Big Daddy” of cognitive development Piaget’s stage theory (4 periods or stages of cognitive development) Sensorimotor (birth to approximately 2 years of age) - To understand infant intelligence, infants understand their world through their senses and their motor or physical actions on that world. Understanding the world at what they have at their disposal which is basically some motor skills and 5 senses. Pre-operational (approximately 2 to 7 years of age) - Mental operations are present and symbolic, but children's thinking is
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course HDFS 362 taught by Professor Professor during the Spring '04 term at University of Wisconsin.

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