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  • Piaget
    • what is a schema?
      • according to Piaget, a schema is a category of knowledge as well as the process of acquiring knowledge.
    • what is equilibrium?
      • a state of cognitive balance when a child's experience is in line with what they understand.
    • what is dis-equilibrium?
      • a state of cognitive in balance between experience and what is understood.
    • what is accomodation?
      • Modifying schemas (concepts) in relation to new information and experiences.
    • What are the critisms of piaget?
      • his theory is based on observations of a small number of children. Also, the stages he describes may be more fluid than he thought and he under-estimated and overestimated children's cognitive abilities.


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