Child Development- Piaget

Child Development- Piaget - • The child performs an...

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Katie Comerford Child Development Professor Kirbert 1/18/2008 Piaget Piaget broke cognitive development down to 4 stages. o Sensorimotor Stage (Birth to Age 2) During this stage babies take in their world through their sensory and motor interactions with objects- through kooking, hearing, touching, mouthing, and grasping. o Preoperational Stage (2 to 6 or 7) During this stage a child learns to use language but does not yet comprehend the mental operations of concrete logic. o Concrete Operational Stage (From 6 or 7 to 11) During this stage children gain the mental operations that enable them to think logically about concrete events. o Formal Operational Stage (normally beginning around 12) During this stage people begin to think logically about abstract concepts. Each stage represents the child's understanding of reality during that period, and each but the last is an inadequate approximation of reality.
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Unformatted text preview: • The child performs an action which has an effect on or organizes objects, and the child is able to note the characteristics of the action and its effects. • Through repeated actions, perhaps with variations or in different kinds of objects, the child is able to differentiate and integrate its elements and effects. • At the same time, the child is able to identify the properties of objects by the way different kinds of action affect them. • By repeating this process across a wide range of objects and actions, the child establishes a new level of knowledge and insight. This is the process of forming a new cognitive stage. This dual process allows the child to construct new ways of dealing with objects and new knowledge about objects themselves....
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  • Fall '08
  • Kirbert
  • Theory of cognitive development, Formal Operational Stage, concrete operational stage, Katie Comerford Child, Development Professor Kirbert

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