Childhood Development through a Cumulative Approach Bindiya Vallabh CHLD 112 Abstract: A child’s life is can be characterized by both qualitative and quantitative growth and in terms of how nature and nurture can shape and define the life of a child. Careful evaluation of these qualities can provide insight to the physical transformation of the body and to the maturing of the mind in both mental and emotional processing. Equally intriguing is the pace of this growth which is unique
Cognitive development theories are important in that they offer ways to look at the thought processes that might be behind specific behaviors or actions. Cognitive process differ from psychosocial process in that cognition by definition explains that there is thought and knowledge behind interpret their surroundings and experiences. Within cognitive and intellectual development, theorists like Perry set out to try and help explain how these processes are developed and how they can be influenced.
A. Cognitive Development Theory In a general sense the theory of cognitive development is not just a single theory but a number of theories offered by a number of cognitive psychologists over the past century. In summary though, cognitive development is the processes by which learning is developed by the construction of thought processes, memory, solving problems, decision-making and covers the life span from childhood to adulthood, but learning does not necessarily stop with adulthood. This construction
Cognitive Theories of Human Development Jean Piaget, known as the most important theorist; started the most comprehensive theory of intellectual development. Piaget was born in 1896, in Neuchatel Switzerland, and lived a full and significant life, he passed away at age 84. His father was a medieval historian, and his mother was a homemaker; she was highly emotional and her behavior disrupted the normalcy of their home. Piaget married Valentine Chatenay, and they soon welcomed three girls;
Cognitive development is best described as how a person's thought process develops, and how these thought processes impact how we comprehend and interact in the world (Cherry, 2014). As a person progresses through life from childhood to adulthood, the manner to which they take in knowledge and mature is the basic theory of cognitive development. There are many different opinions and theories to cognitive development, but through each of these there are three things that are always constant; 1.
Cognitive-Developmental/Jean Piaget: According to Piaget, “children actively construct knowledge as they manipulate and explore their world (Berk, 2007, p.19)”. Piaget proposed just as structures of the body are adapted to fit with the environment, the interaction with physical and social environments is vital for cognitive development in children. Piaget also theorize that children learn through assimilation and accommodation, and complex cognitive development occurs through equilibration (Schunk
3 Application of the theory Piaget’s theory is one of the most influential cognitive development theories out there. Despite being conducted and challenged (as I’ll explain in the next section), the findings have been used in a number of different contexts. Based on Piaget’s observations, the ideas have been applied in classrooms, dealing with young children. But the ideas and concept at play can also tell a lot about training and development in more general. You should keep in mind that Piaget
Early childhood is always the most important period of development in a human life. Young children do not only growing up physically during early childhood, but also growing up mentally. Children started to advance their skills in both observing and interacting to the world around them at their early age. They also make tremendous improvement on information processing, conceptual the resources, perceptual skill and language learning. When the children continue to grow up, they understand the world
months, infants show a very rapid rate of physical development but can vary from child to child. At this age it is very important that the child is observed closely to insure that they are developing the way they should be such as hitting the physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional developments. The motor/physical development domain involves gross motor and fine motor skills as well as physical growth. During the growth and development for an infant, they typical develop from head downward
opening observation of educational psychological theories in the flesh. I have witnessed many of these developmental theories, including Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development, Vygotsky’s socio-cultural theory, and Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development. Observing these theories in real life has furthered my understanding and methods of application to better educate our future leaders. Erik Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development is explained through eight stages. These stages