Case Study Of Piaget's Theory Of Cognitive Development

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My case study student is a second grader who loves mystery books, video games and playing with friends. My first day in the classroom before being assigned my case study student, I almost immediately bonded with my case study student over the stories of Goosebumps, after that he constantly asked me to sit with him during lunch and asked me for help. I would consider him to have a limited internal dialogue because he often says whatever is on his mind, but it frequently turns out hilarious and gives his audience of peers a good chuckle. Whereas he is considered a benchmark student because he tested at grade level in his quarter assessments, except my teacher had some concerns when doing her informal assessments that she wanted him to improve …show more content…
When examining my student in the classroom, I observed how many times he was able to understand and organize concepts in particular hierarchy. Alongside, I did an activity with my student where we read a story together, then when we were finished, I challenged him to retell the story using illustration cards. Since my student is in the concrete operational stage, he was able to place the cards in an ordered series from the beginning, middle, and end according to the story that we read. Then through scheme he explained why he thought the illustrations went in that order. As the year has progressed, I have seen how my student’s cognitive development has grown in his thinking, reasoning, and decision making. One way was oftentimes my student had difficulty gauging which book to choose when it was time for his free read, he would either pick books that were too easy or books that were too advanced he struggled through the entire book and eventually would quit reading. Nonetheless, as I worked with my student, I found his level of understanding which books to choose from that were in his grade level had progressed. He has started to be more self-efficient and his self worth has grown in his academic development with the extra assistance. At the …show more content…
One benefit to the classroom, he is in, is that there are barely any behavior problems in the classroom. Rarely, my cooperating teacher has to redirect a student or pull them aside to work out a conflict that happened somewhere else. Having not many behavior problems is a benefit to my student because he has individuals in the classroom that he can learn through observation and focus on his academic success. My teacher oftentimes uses negative reinforcement when the students have worked really hard during the week. For example, at the beginning of the week she rights a phrase and each times the students are misbehaving she erases a letter. If by Friday, they still have the majority of the letters their teacher rewards them with twenty minutes of free work in the classroom. When my teacher awards the students at the end of the week for their behavior it oftentimes motivates her students to strengthen that

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