How To Compare And Contrast Piaget's Theory Of Cognitive Development

comparative Essay
288 words
288 words

In this essay I will compare and contrast the theoretical approaches, Cognitive Development and Social Learning, to children’s development. Cognitive Development is the ability to think and understand. Many theorists based their research on cognitive development within children, one of the most common theorists being Jean Piaget, who formed his ‘theory of cognitive development’ (McLeod, 2009). Cognition is ‘the act of knowing using mental processes such as imagining, remembering, understanding, generalising, finding reasons and causes, making inferences, decision making, forming preferences, desires and intentions, planning and learning’ (Doherty & Hughes, 2009:257) Jean Piaget (1896-1980) studied children to answer questions about where

In this essay, the author

  • Compares and contrasts the theoretical approaches, cognitive development and social learning, to children's development. cognitive development is the ability to think and understand.
  • Explains that jean piaget studied children to answer questions about where knowledge comes from, the growth of thought, and how we know what we already know.
  • Explains that lev vygotsky shared some similar ideas with piaget, but he states that children's complex thinking was acquired through social interactions between children and adults around them.
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