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To Accommodate, Assimilate and Equilibrate.. Jean Piaget's Cognitive Theory

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Transcript of To Accommodate, Assimilate and Equilibrate.. Jean Piaget's Cognitive Theory

JEAN PIAGET'S THEORY OF COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT ACCOMMODATION, ASSIMILATION AND EQUILIBRATION He was a psychologist who created the Cognitive Theory in the 1920's Who was Jean Piaget? Cognitive Theory in a nutshell states that children construct their own meanings through experience and based on schemas Lets take a look at schemas and the additional processes associated with it!! According to Piaget, schemas are the basis of how children come to understand new knowledge Schemas- An organized pattern of thought or behavior Assimilation, Accommodation, Equlibration and Disequilibration are synonymous with schemas. Accommodation - Changing the existing schema in order to deal with new information Assimilation - Using an existing schema to deal with a new object or situation Equilibration- The ability of a child to find balance between existing schemas and new information Disequilibration - The confusion a child feels when unable to fit new information into existing schemas WE MUST FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS!! NOW THAT WE KNOW WHAT THE THEORY IS.... The theory of cognitive development believes that children are intrinsically inclined to learn (it's in their nature) But before a child can learn, he/she must have a base on which the new knowledge can build If a child is not learning in the classroom perhaps he/she is unable to accommodate or assimilate the new information
ALL children want to learn and can learn if they are able to grasp information and attach it to a previously held thought
When new information is presented that is not easily identifiable it can cause confusion and frustration which lead to defeat in the child's mind Knowing what it means, we can now begin to discover what it means in the classroom!! Schemas. (n.d.) Retrieved September 15, 2012 from Wikipedia: https://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/schema_(psychology)
McLeod, Saul (2009) Jean Piaget. Retrieved from http://www.simplypsychology.org/piaget.html#adaptation
[gabbudd] . (2010 , February 21).Schemas, Assimilation and Accommodation [video file]. Retrieved from
"'http://www.youtube.com/watch?vyoutu.be/WAQur-Y_BJY''" SOURCES 1. Formulate a classroom management plan based on Piaget's Cognitive Theory. Do you believe a classroom management plan based around this theory would be most effective? Why or why not
2. Explain in your own words how the use of Cognitive Theory will help or hinder educators in understanding students learning abilities. If you do not think the theory will help
3. Discuss the differences between assimilation and accommodation
4. Illustrate/diagram how equlibration, disequilibration, accommodation and association work
5. Summarize in your own words the Jean Piaget's Cognitive Theory. Note important themes Question and Answer
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