Piaget’s Four Stages of Cognitive Development

Piaget’s Four Stages of Cognitive Development

Assignment Overview

How does cognitive development occur? Many attempts have been made to accurately describe children’s cognitive development, and one of the most widely used is Jean Piaget’s theory. According to Piaget, children go through a series of four stages of cognitive development.

In this assignment, you will use a scenario to explain Piaget’s four stages of cognitive development.

Imagine you are going to make cookies with the help of four children. Charlie is 2 years old, Penelope is 6, Isabelle is 9, and Brian is 11. 

1. Based upon Piaget’s four stages of cognitive development, how will each child help you in making cookies? For instance, will one child be able to assist in pouring flour into a bowl, whereas another child will simply play with the flour? 

2. Identify the developmental stage of each child and describe how each child will assist in making cookies based upon their developmental stage.  

 Your responses (approximately 250 words)  

 
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