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Unformatted text preview: EDU NOTES CHAPTER 2 Reading- Development influenced by o Biology o Culture o Parenting o Education- Development how people grow, adapt, and change over the course of their lifetime o Personality o Sociomental o Cognitive o Language- Nature-Nurture Controversy o Development pre-determined at birth by hereditary and biological factors Biological=physical Environmental=moral - Continuous and discontinuous theories o Continuous- assume development occurs ina smooth progression as skills develop and experiences are provided by caregivers and environment importance of environment All children believed to acquire skills in same sequence, different rate Discontinuous theories of development In born factors rather than environmental influences- Piagat believes development depends in large part on childs manipulation of and active interaction within environment- Cognitive development childs intellect/cognitive ability progresses through four distinct stages- Schemes- dealing with objects o Banging o Assimilation- new object doesnt fit excisting scheme- Adaption- process of adjusting schemes in response to the environment - Equilibration- process of restoring balance between present and understanding and new experiences - Constructivism- a view of cognitive development as a process in which children...
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- Spring '08