Unit 1: Human Growth and Development

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  • Piaget: A constructivist approach
    • Schema
      • Process where children's original ideas are built up with new pieces of information, such as a sequence of events.
      • Children develop schemas based on their direct experiences.
      • 4 stages of developing a schema: 1.Assimilation2.Equilibrium 3.Disequilibrium 4.Accomodation
    • Why a constructivist approach?
      • Known as this due to children construct their own thoughts based on their own experiences and interactions.
    • Model of how children's logic and reasoning develops.
    • Egocentrism
      • To see the world only from your viewpoint or perspective.


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