COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT_Key Concepts

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COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT KEY CONCEPTS Accommodation: modifying one’s existing knowledge or creating new concepts when new information cannot fit into one’s existing thinking Active learning: any form of meaningful learning which involves constructing a rich knowledge-base of inter-related concepts, prior knowledge, and real-life experiences Assimilation : fitting new information or experiences into one’s existing way of thinking Centration: an inability to focus on two dimensions simultaneously Constructivism: a psychological paradigm that characterizes learning as a process of actively constructing knowledge. Conservation: understanding that quantity or amount remains the same even though appearance changes Disequilibrium : a discrepancy between one’s existing knowledge and a new experience Egocentric: thinking about the world primarily from one’s own physical or cognitive viewpoint Egocentric speech: talking from the perspective of one’s own interests and experiences without
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course EDPY 401 taught by Professor Hurst during the Fall '09 term at South Carolina.

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