Four Major Stages of Piaget’s Cognitive Development
Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development suggests that children move through four different stages of mental development. His theory focuses not only on understanding how children acquire knowledge, but also on understanding the nature of intelligence.
Important Concepts within Piaget’s Model:
Schemes: Mental model of the world that we use to represent, organize, and interpret our experiences
Assimilation: Integrating new experiences into an existing scheme
Accommodation: Changing or modifying a scheme in order to incorporate a new experience Read More