The Importance Of Piaget's Theory Of Development

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In this essay I will discuss the importance of following children’s interests, the stages of development and the importance of adult providing appropriate opportunities for the children to be creative. Also I discussed the benefit of music. Schemas form part of Piaget’s theory of cognitive development. Schemas are an organised way of making sense of experiences. While going through the different stages of development children will go through a stage of accommodation this is creating new schemas and adjusting old schemas as old schemas do not capture the environment correctly. ‘’Disequilibrium refers to the inability to fit new information into our schemas. When you come across information or experiences that do not fit into your current knowledge…show more content…
The six stages are 1. Scribbling Stage, 2. Pre-schematic Stage, 3. Schematic Stage, 4. Stage of drawing realism, 5. Pseudo-naturalism, 6. Period of decision. The scribbling stage is from 18 months to four years and comes under different stages for different ages. Disordered scribbling occurs from 18 months to 24 months this is when the child has no control of their arm movement. Longitudinal scribbling occurs from 30 months to 36 months this is the relationship between line and the movement of the child’s arm (Jushka, 2013). Circular scribbling occurs from 36 months to 42 months this is a critical stage in the child’s development the child also begins to name their scribble. The Pre-schematic stage occurs around approximately 4 to 7 years. ‘’Graphic communication begins at this stage children consciously make forms which relate to their environment. There is now a relationship between the child’s intention and product’’. The schematic stage occurs from age 7 to 9. ‘’During this stage an understanding of spatial reasoning is evident. People stand on the base line and birds and airplanes fly above’’. The stage of drawing realism occurs between the ages of 9 and 12. ‘’During this stage children are beginning to understand that they are members of society’’. The child also begins to pay attention to detail. The pseudo-naturalism stage occurs between the ages of 12 and 14. ‘’Children become…show more content…
The Kodaly approach allows the children to use their hand to show the note first before singing it. It helps to develop children’s listening skills as they have to listen to the teacher about what note to do next. The Kodaly approach allows children of all ages and abilities to improve and develop their music literacy in a step by step format rather that doing it all together. The children learn good music judgement because of the high quality music. The Kodaly approach allowed music to become more widespread and available to people. Inner hearing is linked with the skills of singing, reading, writing and memorising. These skills are very important for understanding, composing and performing music and is very important for the development of musical literacy. The Kodaly approach allows children to be able to transform written notes into sounds and then the sounds of notes in written
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