COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT - HOW CHILDREN's THINKING DEVELOPS

looks at how children's thinking develops - cognitive development

a2 psychology unit 3

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How children's thinking develops
Piaget's Theory 1
Constructivist assumptions ­ believes children construct their own ideas of the world as they interact
with it.
Babies start with simple schemas (innate)
They learn new schemas by:
o Adaptation
o Assimilation
o Accommodation
This is Discovery Learning.
Piaget's Theory 2
Learning is in cognitive stages.
Sensorimotor stage (zero to two years)
o Object permanence
Preoperational stage (two to seven years)
o Animism; centration; egocentrism
Concrete operational stage (seven to eleven years)
o Logical thought; conservation; reversibility
Formal operational stage (twelve years +)
o Abstract concepts

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