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Piaget's Stages of Intellectual Development
Formal Operational Stage
o Not real or tangible, e.g. `obsession'
operations on abstract concepts
o Situations can be imagined, e.g. `what would happen if the school leaving age was
o E.g. `third eye problem'
11 year olds make more innovative suggestions
o Inhelder and Piaget
o Systematic logical thinking is a feature of the formal operational stage
o Pendulum problem
Length of the string
Weight of the bob
Force of release
Height of release
Children can think about justice, morality, death and the future.