Piaget’s theory of Schema Development


Schema definition

A schema is an organised package of information that stores our knowledge about the world.

It is a category of knowledge as well as the process of acquiring knowledge.

We each have many schemas, one for each aspect of our lives.

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Schema Development - Equilibrium

Balance of schemas.

For example, all four animals are a horse.

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Schema Development - Disequilibrium

New information: doesn't make sense in your schema.

For example, see a four legged animal but it's a pig?

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Schema Development - Accomodation

Learn new information.

For example, learn new information about four legs.

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Schema Development - Assimilation

Attach it to your schema.

For example, attach it to your schema/ adapt and change.

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