InfantChildClass 2.14

InfantChildClass 2.14 - Theories of Cognitive Development...

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Theories of Cognitive Development Provide a framework for understanding important phenomena Raise crucial questions about human nature Lead to a better understanding of children
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Theories of Cognitive Development Jean Piaget (1920’s)- 1. 2. 3. 4. View of Children’s Nature- active mentally and physically with own development constuctivist “child as a scientist”
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Piaget’s Thoughts Piaget and Nature vs. Nurture - nurture includes every relationship with caretakers experience the child encounters nature includes the child’s maturing brain and body ability to perceive, act, and learn motivation to meet two basic functions of adaptation - organization -
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Piaget’s Thoughts Piaget and Continuity/Discontinuity - depicted development as containing both Continuity comes from three sources: (ex. clown) assimilation - accommodation - equilibration -
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Piaget’s Thoughts Piaget and Continuity/Discontinuity - depicted development as containing both discontinuity central characteristics: Qualitative differences in thinking Broad applicability Brief transitions Invariant sequence
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Piaget’s Thoughts Piaget and Continuity/Discontinuity - depicted development as containing both discontinuity central characteristics four stages of discontinuous development Sensorimotor stage (birth to 2 years) Preoperational stage (2 to 7 years) Concrete operational stage (7 to 12 years) Formal operational stage (12 years and beyond)
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Piaget’s Thoughts Sensorimotor Stage (birth to 2 years) Substage 1 (birth to 1 month) infants are born with reflexes (visual acuity, sucking)
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course 331 464 taught by Professor Hsu during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.

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InfantChildClass 2.14 - Theories of Cognitive Development...

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