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Child Development: An Active Learning Approach 3rd Edition

Child Development: An Active Learning Approach (3rd Edition)

Book Edition3rd Edition
Author(s)Levine, Munsch
Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development
Theory of Core Knowledge
Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory of Cognitive Development
Comparing Four Theories of Cognitive Development

Chapter 7, Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development, ACTIVE LEARNING, Exercise 01

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 The mental and physical actions that are involved in knowing and understanding are known as schemas. These are categories of information or knowledge that help an individual to understand and interpret the world. 


According to theorist P, both the category of knowledge and the process by which a person obtains that knowledge is included in a schema. As a person was and gains new experiences, new information gets added and is used to add, modify, or change their schemas that have previously been existing. For example, a kid might have a schema about a certain type of animal, like a cat. If the experiences that the child had have always been with a small furry cat, they might consider cats to be only small, having four legs and furry. Assuming the child meets a big cat who is not so furry, their perception about cats changes and they take in the new information by modifying the already existing schemas. 

Verified Answer

Schema is a cognitive framework according to which information is organized and interpreted. 

  • Shoes were categorized as types including categories such as sandals, boots, sports shoes, heels, crocs, sneakers.
  • Shoes were categorized as color including categories such as pink, blue, brown, black, white.
  • Shoes were categorized as wearer including categories such as toddler, adolescent, adult.

Other categories that can be formed are:

  • Occasion- Categories such as party wear, schoolwear, snowshoes, beachwear.
  • Material- Categories such as leather, foam, plastic, synthetics.
  • Brand- Categories such as Reebok, Puma, Nike, Adidas.
  • Price- Categories such as under 30$, between 30$ to 60$, above 60$.
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