Cognitvie Development

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Cognitive Development in Children
Elteen Herman
Sinte Gleska University

PY 100 General Psychology
Haelee Engel
December 12, 2012

Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………… Cognitive Development
What is Cognitive Development? ………………………………………………………………… Piaget’s Theory on Learning ………………………………………………………………. How Cognitive learning can differ through cultures………………………………………. Cognitive Teaching

Identifying children who may have a learning disability………………………………… What parents and teacher can do to promote cognitive learning…………………………… References

Introduction
In this paper you will read about what is cognitive learning and how does a child learn to think and develop through their early years. What are Jean Piaget’s stages of cognitive learning? How cognitive learning may differ through different cultures. Working with children with a learning disability and how as a teacher or parent you can promote cognitive learning in children. What is Cognitive Learning?

Cognition refers to mentally processing information. Jean Piaget provided some great insight into how children develop thinking abilities, he proposed that children’s cognitive skills progress through a series of maturational stages. A child’s understanding of the world differs from that of an adult their thinking is, generally speaking, less abstract. They tend to base their understanding on particular examples and objects they can see or touch, they also tend to use fewer generalizations, categories, and principles. (Coon,Mitterer) Piaget’s Theory

Piaget believed strongly that the growth of intelligence in children occurred in stages. Piaget’s theory focused on the building block approach, whereby children learned how to interact with the world by through four distinct phases. During this time, they would master certain skills gradually, rather than all at once or in some cases not at all. His theory of cognitive development is based on the following four stages. The sensorimotor stage 0-2,...
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