what are the main cognitive theories/theorist for this stage?
what was Piaget's theory?
children learn from constructing their own knowledge as the manipulate and explore their world.
what is accommodation?
new schemes are created and old ones are adjusted to produce a better fit with experiences
what are the 4 stages of Piaget's theory?
what happens in the sensorimotor stage?
adapting schemes to problem solving
a not b error
what happens in the pre operational stage?
mental operations replace sensorimotor activity
symbols and language
make believe play
egocentrism dies down
trouble with classification and conservation
what are the three areas where Piaget may not be legit?
some things he said occur much earlier
cognitive development doesn't happen as structured
researchers say some infants have built-in equipment
what is Vygotsky's theory?
knowledge is constructed through interaction with culture and others instead of exploration
is vygotsky's theory continuous or discontinuous?
both: cognitive is continuous, and language is dis.
what three parts of the mental system does information processing use?
long term memory