Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

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Schema
A unit of knowledge e.g. sucking and grabbing
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Assimilation
Adding to an existing schema or applying an existing schema to a new situation
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Accommodation
Altering a schema or developing a new schema to cope with a new situation
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Object Permanence
The understanding that objects continue to exist even when they are out of sight
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Egocentrism
The inability to think about something from another person's point of view
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Conservation
The ability to understand that the properties of objects or materials stay the same, even when the outward appearance changes
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Class Inclusion
Understanding the relationship between an overall category and sub-category
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Animism
The belief that inanimate objects have feelings and intentions
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Compensation
Understanding that one feature can compensate for another
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Serial Ordering
Organising concrete objects into order. e.g. ordering seven sticks of different lengths from shortest to longest
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Readiness
Piaget's view that children couldn't be made to understand new concepts until they were cognitively ready, suggesting that cognitive development can't be accelerated
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Altering a schema or developing a new schema to cope with a new situation

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The understanding that objects continue to exist even when they are out of sight

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The inability to think about something from another person's point of view

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