Warm – up activityJean Piaget’s BiographyThe Four stages theoryActivityClosing questionsCuestion from the public
Let’s answer the following questions:o Are human beings intelligent since birth?o Does that intelligence differ from an adult’s intelligence? In which way?o Do you think that intelligence can develop? How?o At what age does a human start being “properly intelligent”?o What is “cognitive development”?
Nature and development of human intelligence.Children’s minds.The mind processes new information.Persons ability.
about 0-2 yearsThe acquisition of language.Seeing and hearing.Adaption.Assimilation and accomodation.
About 4-7years.Use his new knowledge .TranductiveEgocentrismHimself and his envioronmentNo truly logical fashion.
About 7 and 11 years. the appropriate use of logic. Important processes duringthis stage are: Seriation Transitivity Classification Decentering Reversibility Conservation Elimination of Egocentrism
Around 11 years and continues into adulthood. Rational judgements. Hypothetical and deductive reasoning. Solving problems. The adolescent is able to understand things such as“ love”.
1. Do you agree with Piaget’s Theory? Why?2. If only since the formal operation stagechildren begin to understand love, how canyou explain love in small children ?3. At this point, do you think that mentalabilities such as hearing and seeing aredeveloped before birth?4.As the educators of the future, do you findthis information useful? How can it be usedin EFL teaching?
“Only education is capable of savingour societies from possible collapse,whether violent, or gradual.“(Jean Piaget,As the Director of the InternationalBureau of Education, in 1934)