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Teachers should look into students cognitive development to enhance student
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How to put Jean Piajet theories about cognitive development (Brief Summary of my PowerPoint Presentation) Hypothesis: Teachers should look into students cognitive development to enhance student's learning.

Four Stages

Sensorimotor

Preoperational

Concrete Operational

Formal Operational

Focusing on formal operational Period: Age 11 and beyond (Ms Rita's students should be from age 13 to 16)

hypothetical reasoning

ability to plan several alternative hypotheses in dealing with a problem, Joel answered: Tsunamis are caused by high atmospheric pressure!

check schema against each of the hypotheses to generate possibilites to come with an appropriate decision, Ms Rita: "And Aisha, … she usually reads up before the lesson, said that it’s due to volcanic eruptions but could not elaborate."

analogical reasoning

Students can fully explained how analogy works and how each part of the analogy is connected to the other, However, teachers needs to make sure that she fully explains the analogy then students to explain the analogy themselves., Ms Lim: Yeah. That was pretty close. You could have used guiding questions to lead her further., Ms Rita: Come on, Ms Lim, they are sec 2 students, they should know all these general knowledge., Formal operational thinking emerge gradually, not all at once., Ms Rita: Haven’t they heard of the 2004 tsunami catastrophe? I don’t think they understood my explanation either., She might not fully explain the analogy of Tsunami clearly

deductive reasoning

drawing conclusions, by applying rules

logically moving from a general rule, to solutions

reflective abilities

able to systematically generate all possible solutions to a problem

engage in combinatorial reasoning

Basic Cognitive Concepts

Schema

It is mental structures that allow each of us to "understand" or create meaning out of our experiences

This facilitates our cognitive adaptation to those experiences

Assimilation

It is the progress of integrating new perceptual, motor, or conceptual material or experiences into an existing schema (mental structures)

This is bridged out to three processes, Accretion, concrete understanding of knowledge is remembered in the schema, Tuning, Existing knowledge are modified through experience, Restructuring, The creation of new knowledge to replace obsolete knowledge. (updating)

A balance of Assimilation and Accomodation equals to Equilibration

The child has to know how to "accrete, tune, and restructure" their schema, and not just to keep on building new schemas like in "accomodation", This results to confusion for the many schemas built, or cognitive conflict.

Cognitive Disequilibrium

Students will attempt to come to an understanding of the situation that has caused the conflict and assimilate new experiences into existing schemata or new schemata, hypothesizing how the experience is accomplished

Accomodation

A new schema will develop in order to adapt to these new and unique experiences

Why Jean Piaget?

Jean Piaget concerns on the way teacher communicate content to students in a way that it induces or facilitates learning

For example in business, companies spend years of research on how to understand their clients to succeed. SImilar to teachers, teachers have to understand their student's physical, cognitive and social development needs in order to make plans for instructions.

This is important, so as to teach efficiently, and not just to deposit knowledge to the students without understanding

Shortcomings of Piajet's Presentation

teach them abstract reasoning

Forming theories about the nature of objects, ideas, processes, and problem solving;, Mr Yeo: You’ve asked the right person. You must give them higher order thinking questions like letting them compare and contrast.

Ability to apply knowledge in problem-solving using theory, metaphor, or complex analogy; and

Piaget did not put a fifth stage to cognitive development, that is, thinkers like Piaget himself or Einstein

reconceptualize existing knowledge and generate unique ways of thinking about the world