Vygotsky's Preoperational Stage Of Development Case Study

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According to Taylor (2008) Jean Piaget’s preoperational stage of development ranges from the age of two to seven. One part of the stage, period of intuitive allows for the child to consider other viewpoints (Taylor, 2008, p. 269). As a teacher leader, I guide other educators to present awesome lessons on Jean Piaget’s preoperational stage of development for Pre K through second grade students. For example, during a second grade reading lesson about inferences, I asked a second grade teacher to share ways to encourage the students to interact with each other by learning the skill. In order to support Piaget’s preoperational stage and how important it is for educators to present lessons to students according to their stage of development, …show more content…
I would explain to the educators I would have taught the students that measurement is determined by the length of an object to the nearest mark unit using rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks or measuring tapes. Now the students have to show their understanding of measurement by completing the workstation activities created for the skill. The educators will learn the activities are created based on each level of Bloom’s Taxonomy.
According to Adams (2015) Bloom’s taxonomy levels differentiates cognitive skill levels and leads to a deeper learning and transfer of knowledge and skills to complete a variety of tasks
(Adams, 2015, p. 152).Student instruction and activities are differentiated to meet all student needs. The educators will be reminded to check for student’s understanding and to implement rigor before the students start the workstations. For example, the students and teacher will complete a KWL chart about measurement. The KWL chart will provide immediate feedback to students about measurement and clarify how they process the information. There will be six workstation activities. At the Remembering workstation, students have to estimate the length
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Students will determine how much time they will spend at each station.
Students will determine as a group which station they will complete first. After each group has completed all workstations, students will share their accomplishments at each station and explain what else they might want to learn about measurement individually. After explaining the workstation steps, the educators will be allowed to choose three of Bloom’s Taxonomy level workstations to practice that they are not comfortable presenting to students.

Similarly, Piaget’s preoperational stage and Vygotsky’s concept of scaffolding both target how children learn based upon their developmental level. According to Sidek (2011) Vygotsky claims a learner has the ability to progress from their developmental level to another level through scaffolding that occurs with interacting with others (Sidek, 2011, p. 110). Since Piaget’s preoperational stage allows for children to accept the opinions of others, they are able to understand new concepts by communicating with their peers and scaffolding the old knowledge to learn and retain new knowledge. De Lisi (2002) expresses previous peer learning

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