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Chabot College Piaget Theories Questions

Chabot College Piaget Theories Questions

Question Description

I’m working on a education & teaching writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.

Jean Piaget studies how children explore their environment and take in information to gain an understanding of the world.  How do they process this information and construct knowledge?  How do they think?  In this module we will be looking at the first two stages of Sensori-motor and Preoperational stages because they influence the next cognitive stages.  These first 2 stages are crucial to children’s cognitive development.  

Questions to answer in your written report.  Include citations from the resources.

  1. Infants/Toddlers are gathering information as they act upon their environment.  Describe how assimilation and accomodation fit into this process and include the definition of assimilation and accomodation. 
  2. Describe the characteristics of the sensorimotor stage and object permanence.  What is the significance to a child’s cognitive development that a child has object permanence?  
  3. Give 3 examples of how caregivers can support infant toddler’s sensori-motor stage.  Classroom experiences and materials.
  4. Decribe the characteristics of the second stage pre-opeartional stage. What is meant by the term “operational” used by Piaget? 
  5. What are the key behavior characteristics of representational thought in the pre-operational stage? 
  6. Give 3 examples of how caregivers can  support infant toddler’s pre-operational stage.  Classroom experiences and materials
  7. Lev Vygotsky talks about the zone of proximal development.   Define the term and what are the implications of zone of proximal development for teachers of young children?
  8. Describe Vygotsky’s notion of social learning by facilitated and guided participation of the teacher.  
  9. Give 2 examples of brain based learning and the implications for caregivers and teachers.
  10. Give 3 examples of how families can suppor their child’s cognitive development.