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PIAGET'S THEORY
- Thought that Children's thought processes are qualitatively different (different
types) to adult thought processes
- Piaget proposed a maturational theory of cognitive development
- NATURE NOT NURTURE…read more

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PIAGET'S THEORY- THE SENSORIMOTOR
STAGE
- From birth to 2 years
- Child learns from interaction with environment
- Only at 6 months does object permanence (Even though cant see it, it still exists)
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PIAGET'S THEORY- PRE-OPERATIONAL
STAGE
- 2 to 7 years
- Child is egocentric (unable to understand the world from another's perspective)
- Child unable to conserve (same quantity but appearance has changed)
- EXAMPLES:
- Number: Counters
- Volume: Water
- Mass: Plasticine…read more

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PIAGET'S THEORY- CONCRETE
OPERATIONAL STAGE
- 7-11 years
- Child now able to conserve and can perform quite complex operations but only if
the `real' objects are `at hand' e.g. counting using blocks and not in head…read more

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PIAGET'S THEORY- FORMAL
OPERATIONAL STAGE
- Aged 11+ `Formal operations'
- The child can now perform logical operations and abstract reasoning
- According to Piaget, not all achieve the formal operational stage…read more

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