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15 Cards in this Set

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a process through which change is made to an existing knowledge structure (schema) to accommodate new information
the adjustment of existing knowledge structures (schemas) through either of the two process of assimilation or accommodation
Incorporating new knowledge from existing knowledge frames (schema)
Assisted learning
The process a teacher might use when providing scaffolding within a student's zone of proximal development
Cognitive development
Changes in mental processes
Concrete operational stage
The third of Piaget's stages, covers ages 7 through 11; characterized by the ability to consider more than one aspect of an object or problem, conserve and classify and demonstrate the concept of seriation (placing items in a series)
Conventional moral reasoning
The focus on gaining approval of others as a result of a particular course of action
Systematic, lasting changes that take place over the course of the human life span
Developmentally appropriate
Instruction in a way that considers the stage of the child and the capabilities in the developmental stage, providing learning experiences that lead to optimal development
Occurs when dissonance after interaction with the environment is not consisten with our prior representation of events or objects
The inability to take the perspective of others
The constant search for a balance between what we already know and a new activity, skill, or social experience
Formal operational stage
The last of Piaget's stages, covers ages 11 to adult; characterized by the ability to deal with abstract concepts
Guided participation
The process a teacher might use when providing scaffolding within a student's zone of proximal development
Industry versus inferority
The engagement by children from the ages of 6 to 12 in attempts to develop the academic and social skills and abilities needed for successful societal and social interactions