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...novices, while social constructivism was seen more with the high school students. Piaget’s cognitive development theory and the social cognitive theory were theories that I felt were least reflected in real life classrooms. When it comes to information processing, having the tools ands strategies to keep the students’ “computer” working is essential in order for them to properly process and store information. Although I was not able to pinpoint many cultural or gender differences in this paper, I do believe both aspects play an enormous role in cognitive development. Overall, many aspects of each theory reflect the growth and learning processes of young students in elementary school.
Bergin, Christi Ann Crosby, and David Allen Bergin. Child and Adolescent Development in Your
Classroom. Australia: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, 2012. Print.
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