Second Stages Of Jean Piaget's Theory Of Cognitive Development

1930 Words8 Pages
According to the second stage of the Jean Piaget’s theory of cognitive development (1896-1980) states that the children in this stages of the ages two until the age of seven are not able to understand the substantial logically and conduct an information mentally. This is because of the egocentrism where the children are unable to take the different point of view. In the cognitive development of the children, they have an ability to use symbol replacing the meaning of the words or structures, numbers and images. For example, the children will use a symbolic function to learn the things by using the symbols to represent something so that able to recognize or categorise the things that are not physically present. In this stage of the development, the children will able to identify and categorizes the objects. However, in the middle childhood, the children will categorize the objects based on the seriation which is an ability to arrange the objects into a group by refer to a dimension. Transitive inference where the children will understand the relationship between the two object before categorise them into a group. Class inclusion where is an ability to understand the relationship between a whole and its parts. For the language in the early childhood, use of the vocabulary will increase greatly, while the grammar and syntax will fairly sophisticated. The children in the age of 3 will able to know 900 to 1000 words and able to use the plurals, possessives and past tense. In the

More about Second Stages Of Jean Piaget's Theory Of Cognitive Development

Open Document