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Applications of cognitive development theories to education
Piaget Education Application
· Useful to know what stage of cognitive development a child is in so that tasks appropriate to learning are set and stage specific instructions are given.
└->only the material that a child is ready to learn is taught.
o Burns & Silbey- Children learn best when activities match their stage of development.
o Stage specific instruction may be good for some children but not for others.
o Piaget underestimated the readiness of children to learn. 4 year olds were able to complete tasks from the concrete operational stage.
· Children must be able to self discover, be challenged and learn on their own. Role of the teacher is to encourage self learning and place the child in a state of disequilibrium.
o Cultural bias- may not be universally appropriate. Asians usually do well with traditional instruction-> can be misleading as more time may be spent on that subject.
o Effective in computer based environments.
o Underestimates the added benefits of direct teaching.
· Evidence that traditional teaching methods i.e. lecturing, are better than Piaget’s method.
· The approach is best used on…