104Ch9 - The Play Years Cognitive Development Slides prepared by Nicole Porter The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence by Kathleen

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Unformatted text preview: The Play Years: Cognitive Development Slides prepared by Nicole Porter The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence by Kathleen Stassen Berger Chapter 9 Seventh Edition Berger: The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence , 7th Edition, Chapter 9 Children as Thinkers (Piaget): Preoperational thought (2-6 years) ¡ Described as: ¢ Egocentrism ¡ Personal Perspective ¡ Centration ¢ Focus on appearance ¡ Draw conclusions based on the obvious ¢ Static reasoning ¡ Unchanging world ¢ Irreversibility ¡ Nothing can be undone ¢ Lack of conservation ¡ Amount of an item remains the same despite changes in apperance Berger: The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence , 7th Edition, Chapter 9 Vygotsky: Children as Learners: Apprentice in thinking ¡ Presenting Challenges ¡ Offering Assistance/not taking over ¡ Providing Instruction ¡ Encouraging Motivation Berger: The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence , 7th Edition, Chapter 9 Ways to Help Children Learn ¡ Guided participation ¡ Scaffolding ¡ ZPD Berger: The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence , 7th Edition, Chapter 9 Children’s Thinking ¡ Theory-theory: Children attempt to explain everything they see and hear by constructing theories. ¡ They ask lots of questions about human behavior and natural things. ¡ Ex. “Why do you kiss mom? Where do babies come from?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2012 for the course PSYCH 3307 taught by Professor Valerie during the Spring '12 term at Texas Pan American.

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104Ch9 - The Play Years Cognitive Development Slides prepared by Nicole Porter The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence by Kathleen

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