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
- Theory of cognitive development, Formal Operational Stage, concrete operational stage, Katie Comerford Child, Development Professor Kirbert