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Applied Developmental Theory Activity

Piaget's Cognitive Development

dana kirk

on 12 March 2013

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By: Dana Kirk, Jenny Broseker, Javonna Fuhs,
Gay Williams, sheila Jimenez EDU/305 Team A Piaget's Cognitive Development Theory Stage 1
Sensorimotor The Sensorimotor stage occurs from birth to two years of age. Piaget developed this stage of his cognitive theory by observing and interacting with his own children during this time of their lives. The sensorimotor stage combines infant's senses with fine motor development. Infants use their senses such as touching ,seeing, tasting and listening to build on their cognitive develop (Berk, 2012). Children may learn to touch a button to hear the sound of their favorite toy or to see the toy light up. Stage 2

Preoperational Stage The second stage of Piaget’s cognitive development theory is the preoperational stage. This stage occurs between ages two and seven. During this time, Piaget believed children developed language based on their sensorimotor discoveries. He also believed this was the age children began to participate in make-believe play (Berk, 2012). Stage 3
Concrete Operational The concrete operational stage, or third stage, occurs when a child is between the ages of seven and eleven. During this stage Piaget believed a child's thought process is more organized and logical compared to the other two stages. Think back to the example of children not understanding that one cup of a liquid remains one cup regardless of the container it is put into. During the concrete operational stage children have gained an understanding of this concept. They are aware that one cup of liquid will remain one cup of liquid regardless of what size container is holding it (Berk, 2012). Stage 4
Formal Operational
The formal operational stage is Piaget’s fourth and final stage of cognitive development. This stage ranges from age 11 and up. In this stage Piaget believed adolescents use advanced problem-solving techniques to solve problems they are faced with (Berk, 2012). 4 Stages of development:
Formal Operational
Concrete Operational TouchMath Word Bingo Activity How TouchMatch Supports Cognitive Development How Word Bingo Supports Cognitive Development References: The TouchMath activity allows students to display cognitive development permitting them to show information they have learned in class regarding money. Analyzing, understanding and counting coins is controlled. TouchMath money examines the ability of deducting the nature of advancing knowledge and reasoning abilities where students are dynamic in working properly through life experiences. According to "Piaget'S Constructivism" (2012),
"Preconceptual sub-stage cognitive development theory recognizes the use of pictoral objects" and TouchPoints where students can associate numerals with real values (number quantities). Using visual signs is one of the most important motor connections and Haptic perception (identification by touch) for children, improving and aiding the relationship between a whole and its parts. Word Bingo allows students to review previously learned concepts. In this activity children review common words or sight words that are found in many stories and books focused on a specific age or grade level. This activity also allows students to broaden their vocabulary and ability to use descriptive words to describe the world around them as well as increase their reading and phonic skills. Berk, L. E. (2012). Infants, children, and adolescents (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Math The Alphabet of Mathematics. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.touchmath.com/
(2000). TouchMath Money. Colorado Springs, Colorado: Innovative Learning Concepts I.

Morgan, S. (2013). Classroom Activities Using Piaget's Theory. Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/info_8663307_classroom-activities-using-piagets-theory.html

Piaget's Constructivism. (2012). Retrieved from http://projects.coe.uga.eduTouch Introducing TouchPoints Coin Puzzle
Each student will be handed
a copy of the "Coin Puzzle".
They will have to cut out and
mix the pieces up.
Then , they will put the puzzles
back together, matching each coin to
its value and TouchPoints. Jean Piaget was a Swiss cognitive theorist. Piaget had a background in biology, and centered his cognitive theory on it. According to biology, the human body adapts itself to fit in with its environment. Piaget believed the same held true for human’s thought process. Piaget believed knowledge adapted over time. There is a book entitled Infants, Children, and Adolescents. The author of this book gives examples of Piaget’s beliefs on how the thought process develops over time. One such example talks of children believing that the amount of liquid given to them changes when placed in a different sized container. Over-time when children’s brain develops and when they gain more life experiences they will understand one cup of liquid remains one cup of liquid regardless of the container it is put into. This idea is based upon the four stages Piaget believed children go through as they develop. Piaget’s stages of cognitive development span from birth to 11+ years (Berk, 2012). These stages will briefly be explained so an understanding can be gained of how the brain develops over time according to Piaget. Piaget’s stages are…
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