BUT remember: each child is affected differently by social, cultural, and environmental influencesAND they move through these developmental sequences at widely varying rates.
Overt learning means that another person can see the response or the learning whereas internal learning occurs without an obvious change in the observable behavior.
Note what makes up the nervous system as shown on page 30. Also make a note of what brain cells are called and how that affects the brain’s weight.The newborn’s brain is constantly taking in information that it gets through the environment using his/her senses. The brain records this information-pathways in the brain are formed.If there is a change in the environment, infants form new pathways to adapt to the change.
Bullet 2-read it then say: Adults are logical thinkers(consider facts, analyze, draw conclusions), young children are prelogical thinkers(may have an inaccurate understanding of their experiences).
Have students give definitions to SchemesAdaptationAccommodationAssimilationEquilibriumDisequilibriumEquilibrationOrganization
Note the chart on page 49-very interesting!
Language plays a critical role in cognitive developmentHave students give definitions of the four basic components of language
Discuss the meanings of these verbal and nonverbal messages