COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT - CONCRETE OPERATIONAL STAGE - PIAGET

the concrete operational stage of Piaget's theory - cognitive development

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Piaget's Stages of Intellectual Development
The Concrete Operational Stage
A significant change in thinking processes occurs at 7 years old.
Mental operations are powerful internal schema enabling logical thinking.
Reversibility ­ the child's ability to perform reversible mental operations.
The child, however, can only think about concrete (real) objects and problems.
Conservation ­ properties of objects aren't changed by different outward appearances.
Compensation ­ features can compensate for each other
Serial ordering ­ organising concrete objects in order
Transivity ­ inferences made based on information already given
Class inclusion ­ distinguishing between superordinate and subordinate classes

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