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    This stage begins at birth and end around the age of two. One of the most important accomplishments of this stage is object permanence. This means that a child understands that objects do not just disappear if they cannot be seen or heard, and that they still continue to exist. This was very interesting because I always wondered if a child thought I was really gone while playing peekaboo. I know now…

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    For my project, I picked Jean Piaget’s cognitive development theory. He was a Swiss Scientist and he did a study on the thinking process of children, which was popularly known as clinical method. His study was based on the schemas. According to Piaget, in order to constantly adapt to our environment, human mind organise its way to understand the situation and current changes (Theories of development, 43). Moreover, schema is a cognitive framework that place a concept into categories and…

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    also discovered two substages in this stage of development. The first substage is symbolic function, which takes place from ages 2-4. During symbolic function, children are able to formulate designs of objects that are not present. Children also believe in animism, the belief that inanimate objects are capable of actions, and have lifelike qualities. The second substage is intuitive thought, which takes place from ages 4-7. During this stage, children become very curious and ask many questions…

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    Piaget believed that children develop their own knowledge and concept of the world over the years as they grow. He believed that children go through sudden outbursts of mental changes that are pursued by great support as they move to the next step. Within his theory there are four separate steps and stages of development. Children develop at an astonishing rate during the early years of their lives and most importantly their cognitive development is influenced by their surroundings. Furthermore,…

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    during this stage will begin to identify and use visuals from their environment to make sense of things. In the Preoperational Stage, children are showing and demonstrating how they understand information—whether through interactions with or through objects in any given environment. In addition, the Preoperational Stage includes Symbolic Function and Intuitive Thought. Also, it is during this stage that Piaget argues language…

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    Piaget's theory of cognitive development Jean Piaget was a Swiss scholar who argued that children are not little adults. Also, he believed that everyone is born with a natural tendency to organize the world meaningful by constructing mental models of the world called schemata. Schemata are mental models of the world that we use to guide and interpret our experiences (Nairne, 2014) Piaget’s primary contributions was to demonstrate that children’s reasoning errors can provide a window into how…

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    Operational. Sensorimotor This stage is birth to around one year. In this stage infants began to see the relationship between sensations and their motor actions. They began to reach for objects, place objects in their mouths and use their body to make objects move. Around 9 months of age they learn object permanence. Preoperational This stage is from age two to around age seven. This was the one of the stages the children I observed fell into. In this stage children begin to think symbolically.…

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    By 7 months an infant is in secondary circular reaction which occurs between 4 to 8 months this is one of Piaget’s six sub stages of sensorimotor development (Santrock, 2009). Secondary circular reactions is when an “infant becomes more object- oriented, moving beyond self-preoccupation; repeat actions that bring interesting or pleasurable results (Santrock, 2009).” An example of this would be when an infant cries to be picked up, you are holding an infant and then place him down as you…

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    with the world through means of sensory interaction, such as hearing, looking, grasping and mouthing. 1b. Object permanence, the idea that objects still exist without visually being able to see them, is also learned during this stage. Psychologist, Jean Piaget felt as though young infants were not born with the ability to think abstractly,…

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    on) (Kalat, 2014. p.154). On this timescale, Laura has already moved passed or has at least moved passed most of the sensorimotor stage and is currently in the preoperational stage. During the sensorimotor stage, Laura had no knowledge of what object permanence was in other words she did not yet know or understand that something did not stop existing just because you did not see it. Piaget describes 3 aspects of the preoperational stage. The first is egocentrism, it basically means that the…

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