Understanding relationships as represented by different concrete materials.
Link understanding to traditional symbols.
SYMBOLIC LEVEL (abstraction)
Ability to EXPRESS thinking through handwritten work.
Renowned Swiss biologist and psychologist
Constructed a highly influential model of child development and learning
Believed children build mental maps in response to physical experience within his or her environment
Piaget’s Theory of Child Development
Sensorimotor - (birth to 2 years) Child thinks with their eyes, ears, and hands. Cognitive system is limited to motor reflexes at birth, but the child builds on these reflexes.
Preoperational - (2 years to 7 years) Child acquires skills in the area of mental imagery and language. He or she is very egocentric. The child cannot yet think abstractly and needs concrete physical situations .
Piaget’s Theory of Development
● Concrete operational (7 years to 11 years) As physical experience accumulates, the child starts create logical structures that explain his or her physical experiences.
● Formal operational (11 years and up) Child is capable of thinking logically and abstractly.
“I remember what I read”
“I remember what I heard”
CHILDREN: Experience “ I remember what I did” “ I remember what I saw”