Theories According To Piaget's Cognitive Development

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My Views about these theories: To start with, I believe that Piaget 's goal is to explain the mechanisms by which the infant, and then the child, develops into an individual who can reason and think using hypotheses. This is because the child is an active learner in his/her development process as the teacher will be acting only as a facilitator. • Piaget believed that children go through 4 universal stages of cognitive development. A child 's cognitive development is about constructing a mental image of the world around them this keep on changing as the child matures. • Furthermore, Piaget also talked about Discovery learning. This relates to the idea that children learn best through doing and actively exploring. This shall suit my subject area as in a Physical Education class, much practice are involved, this will best suit my students to be engaged thoroughly in class. • According to Piaget 's theory children should not be taught certain concepts until they have reached the appropriate stage of cognitive development. Personally, I think this is very useful to us PE Teachers to understand this fact so as to plan and for the betterment of our students also. • According to Piaget (1958), assimilation and accommodation require an active learner, not a passive one, because problem-solving skills cannot be taught, they must be discovered. This shall be very helpful to me as a PE trainee mostly in practical class, where my students will be actively participating while
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