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Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

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Meghan Thompson

on 1 May 2013

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Transcript of Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

Jean Piaget Cognitive Theory Humans are innate processors of information.
Our environment determines what we see and how we make sense of it.
Our interaction with the physical environment and current stage of development impacts learning. How Experiences Impact Our Learning Cognition Entire Knowledge
Your Thinking Our Files of Information Schema All images from Creative Commons References Been building since birth File
Cabinet Learning Disequilibrium Constantly New Information Make the information fit in a current file folder Adaptation Make a new file folder Assimilation Accommodation What to do?!?! Categories
Concepts Equilibrium Thinking is ever changing due to our experiences and interactions
with our environment ...

cognitive learning=continual process http://youtu.be/WAQur-Y_BJY Teaching for Conceptual Change: Confronting Children's Experience
Watson, Bruce, and Kopnicek http://www.simplypsychology.org/piaget.html Let's hear some of your examples! Review http://youtu.be/1Q6Zd87enpQ Stages of Development 1) Sensorimotor Stage Birth to 2 years old
Gain knowledge though physical actions i.e. seeing and hearing 2) Preoperational Stage 2 to 7 years old
Child uses words and images in symbolic thinking.
Reasoning is intuitive. 3) Concrete Operational Stage 7 to 11 years old
Child reasons logically about events.
Child can classify objects into hierarchies and order them into series. 4) Formal Operational Stage 11 years old to adult
Individual can reason in abstract, idealistic, and logical ways.
They will develop hypothesis and systematically deduce best path to solve the problem. Child Development
John W. Santrock Assessment Questions 1) Compare and contrast the ways we adapt information according to Piaget's theory.

2) Reflect on your personal cognitive development and explain an example of a time you assimilated information.

3) In your own words, summarize Piaget's four stages of development.

4) Explain the differences between the preoperational and concrete operational stages of development.

5) Pick a stage of development and construct a learning activity appropriate for learners in that stage.

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