Piaget's Cognitive Theory

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Piaget's Cognitive Theory

Piaget's Cognitive Theory

AssimilationUsing an existing schema to deal with a new object or situation.AccommodationChanging an existing schema to deal with a new object or situation.

SCHEMAA cognitive framework or concept that helps organize and interpret information.

DisequilibriumOccurs when new information can not be fitted into existing schemas.This is the conflict that causes new schemas to form.

EquilibriumWhen a child's existing schemas handle fit new information. It is how children shift from one stage of thought to another.

Referenceshttp:/ schema.htm

Piaget in Education:1.Take a constructive approach.2.Consider the way students learn.3.Make the classroomenvironment interactive.

Piaget's FourDevelopmental Stages

Review1. Define schema. 2. Describe assimilation and give an example. 3. How can we use/apply disequilibrium to our advantage in the classroom?4. Compare Piaget's four developmental stages. Do they progress in a linear fashion? How does this knowledge help us in the classroom?5. Analyze and compare the processes of development to the four stages of development. How do they overlap? Is there any overlap?

The Processes of Development


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