EXAM 2 MODULE 25 - Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
- University of Wisconsin - Madison
- Human Development
- Human Development 362
- EXAM 2 MODULE 25 - Cognitive Development in Early Childhood
Last Modified: 2011-07-10
Related Textbooks:Infants, Children, and Adolescents (6th Edition)
- Learning or cognition is a social activity
- No universals (not a stage theory)
- Cultural variation in how children think and learn
- Role of play
- Role of language
- Role of adults and more capable peers
- Piaget - Egocentric speech
- Vygotsky - Social tool
- Range of skills the child can perform with assistance but is not quite able to perform independently
- Process of arriving at a common understanding
- Sensitivity structuring and guiding the child's participation in learning situations
- Ask questions (allow for intersubjectivity)
- Recast the problem
- Change level of support as child becomes more skilled
- Assisted Discovery
- Make-believe or sociodramatic play
- Focus on relevant and meaningful tasks
- Adults or more capable peers offer guidance/help for child to understand
- Ex) Child setting the table only needed to add one more place setting but instead started all over
- Culture specific
- Ex) Child going grocery shopping with parents, allows them to pay attention to price, also good/bad fruit etc.
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