2 Essential QuestionHow important is Piaget’s theory of cognitive development?Evaluate each stage in terms of its influence on understanding, accuracy, and critiques.
3 Piaget Early 1900s—constructivism. Much different understanding of human mind—he argued what?What is a schema?
4 Assimilating & Accommodating The schemas that humans are influenced by our experiences: we assimilate experiences & accommodate schemas.Assimilating: dogs have four legs, so four-legged animals are dogs. A cow is a dog.Accommodating: other animals have four legs, so we need new names for these animals. Cows, dogs, and cats are all categories for animals now.Come up with your own example of assimilating & accommodating within schemas.
5 Sensorimotor Key idea: senses Ages: birth - 2 years Object permanence:Stranger anxiety: around 8 months, those who are unknown are identified as potentially threatening
6 Preoperational Key idea: developing mental skills Ages: or 7 yearsConservation:Egocentrism:Theory of mind: the ability to infer others’ mental states
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