CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) Paper-II Child-Development & Pedagogy Child Development (Primary School Child)-Piaget, Kohlberg and Vygotsky's Perspectives Revision (Page 1 of 3)

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Cognitive Development Theory by Jean Piaget

  • Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist, worked and carried out research on how new information is processed in a person’s mind. He conducted this study be devoting his entire life in studying the minds and behavior of infants, children and adolescents. His theory is grounded to stage approach to development.
  • He found out that infant’s behavior is regulated by his own impulses and not based on communication from others or his own perceptions. He argues that infants do not acquire knowledge

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Piaget’s General Concepts of Cognitive Development

  • Stage: A phase of child development in which he may understand certain things and not others.
  • Schema/Scheme: A pattern or mindset of an individual which gets designed in a particular manner to think and respond.
  • Operation: The activities being carried out in mind without finding the need to do it physically. As children have to make calculations by counting on their fingers while adults can do it directly.
  • Adaptation: Accepting the external world as it is by assimilating in that

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