Case Study: Piaget Theory

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Piaget Theory Ashley is currently six year old. Billy has been in Ashley’s life for more than a year. Last year Billy took Ashly to his friend’s house to play with his daughter who was, also, five. During the play time, Ashley and the girl didn 't have a conversation and each of them talked about different subjects. He tried to show them that they need to follow a conversation and listen to each other, but he was not successful. Ashly was talking about her doll’s hair and the other girl was talking about her teddy bear. This is Egocentric speech, children who apparently are talking together while playing, may not actually be talking together. There is a collective monologue rather than a conversation. She was in Pre-operational stage at that time, based on Piaget theory. Ashley doesn 't speak to herself anymore while she is around other kids. She is less Egocentric, but, still has difficulties with communication and role taking. Ashley is…show more content…
Conservation involves the ability to understand when the amount of something remains constant across two or more situations despite the appearance of that thing changing across those situations. Using this setup, Piaget was able to show that middle childhood-aged children were able to appreciate that the total amount of liquid was unchanged despite being poured into differently shaped containers. Piaget believed that, children cannot conserve unless they have certain mental operation, especially Reversibility. Like the explanation that Ashley gave Billy that if you pour orange juice from the tall glass to the short glass they are the same. As I mentioned, Conservation is the understanding that something stays the same in quantity even though its appearance changes. To be more technical conservation is the ability to understand that redistributing material does not affect its mass, number, volume or

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