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The Red Spade Experiment

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Naomi Abbarow

on 6 October 2013

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The Red Spade Experiment(1949)
(Jerome S. Bruner)

The Experiment!
Concept and Theory :
- Experiment shows that organisms tend to reject anything that does not fit into their established expectations. It is only over time, through a lack of confirmation of those perceptions, that the organism changed their perception and expectation.
How is the concept related to real life situations???
a) School
Example : How to find the circumference of a circle??? Formula : 2(pai)r
d) Life Situations!!
- Have you ever thought of using a hair clip like this before????
- Our experience in something will hinder us from learning new things. This is because we think we know something so well that we are unable to see things in a different way until is is shown to us!

-ever thought of separating yolks this way???
Draw a house in 10 seconds.....
b) Kindergarten
You will only see what you are asked to see
c) Our own illusion
Bruner's Theory Of Children's Cognitive Development
a) Enactive representation(0-1 years) - happens first and is an action-based encoding of information. Eg: an infant who has lost its rattle might shake its fist in the same manner as it would shake the rattle to represent the idea of wanting the rattle.
b) Iconic representation(1-6 years) - image based representation in which children can store information as images in their minds.
c) Symbolic representation (7+ years) - children can finally store information as symbols, most notable language,
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