Development And Development In Piaget's Theory Of Cognitive Development

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Cognitive Development. Piaget’s theory can be itemized in two parts: the first one his theory of adaptation and the manner of using cognitive schemes and the second one is his famous theory of cognitive developmental stages (Huitt & Hummel, 1998). In Piaget’s (2001) theory, the first facet of this is the process to coming to know, which states that people are born with reflexes – that permits them to interact with their environment. Constructed mental schemes or structures trade these reflexes that allow them to interact with, and familiarize to, the environment (Naim, 2015). There are two different techniques on how adaptation occurs - through assimilation and accommodation – and well-thought-out to be a critical component of modern constructivism (Lutz & Huitt, 2004). It is built on the belief that adaptation is the building of knowledge is an uninterrupted activity of self-construction; as an individual intermingles with its environment; the knowledge is created and wrought into cognitive structures. There are things that can take place when inconsistencies between the environment and mental structures appear (Azlan, n.d.). One is that there will be a change in the cognitive structures as a consequence of the associations through accommodation, or the awareness of the environment can be altered so that new facts and materials to be allowed with current structures through assimilation (Naim, 2015). Whichever of the two cases, the individual modifies to its environment by

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